Introduced on Dec 8. The bill sets out the functions, powers, obligations, and oversight arrangements of water services entities. First reading on Dec 13 with National and Act opposed. Reported back on June 8 with a vast number of changes with National, Act and the Greens all filing reports opposing the bill or aspects of it. These objections were mainly around the nature of governance of the new entities and asset transfers. Unusually the committee’s report also admonished officials for making changes to the bill without the knowledge or consent of the committee. Second reading, committee stage and third reading on Aug 22 with just Labour in favour.