Yesterday a select group of MP’s resumed working Wellington.
Parliament was back up and running with small representation from the National Party, the Act Part and Labour.
Parliament had been suspended under Level 4 lockdown, and by the direction of the Director-General of Health last week.
However, a number of opposition parties successfully forced parliament to start up again on Tuesday.
Not every party was present with the Greens and Te Pāti Māori all refusing to come in. They argued that it was still to dangerous to travel under Level 4 lockdown.
Prime Minister Masinda Ardern had tried to push for parliament to be completed using online/virtual calls. However, that proposal was taken to the Business Committee and then rejected by National and Act.