One of our readers, a lawyer, who wanted to speak to their submission on legislating Mahuta’s intentions got this e-mail:

From: Finance and Expenditure Committee <>

To: Finance and Expenditure Committee <>

Subject: Water Services Entities Bill – Committee decisions on oral submissions

Date sent:  Wed, 24 Aug 2022 00:50:32 +0000

Finance and Expenditure Committee — Water Services Entities Bill

Tēnā koe,

The Finance and Expenditure Committee has received your written submission on the Water Services Entities Bill. When you made your written submission, you indicated that you wished to make an oral submission.

Please note that the committee has decided not to invite an oral submission from you. Your written submission will be considered by the committee, and will help inform its examination of the bill.

The committee has made decisions on who to invite to make an oral submission, focusing on hearing from:·        Territorial authorities·        Mana whenua·        Rural water entities·        Water sector stakeholders·        Employment representative groups·        Environmental representative groups·        Financial representative groups·        Submitters who have made specific recommendations for improving the bill.

Keeping informed on the progress of the committee’s consideration·        

More information about the committee’s consideration can be found in its 4 August 2022 press release .·        

The committee’s hearings on the bill will be livestreamed and recorded on its  Facebook page.·        

The committee is due to report back to the House with its recommendations by 11 November 2022. Once the report has been presented to the House, it will be published to the Parliament website .

E mihi ana,

Committee Secretariat
Phone: 04 817 9520