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Select committees busy with annual reviews

Annual reviews are how Parliament ensures that New Zealanders are getting good value from government departments and other accountable organisations.

02 Mar 15

First members' day of 2015

Wednesday, 25 February is the first members’ day of 2015.

25 Feb 15

Pacific leaders to make submission on NZ bill.

Tomorrow at Parliament, senior Pacific government leaders are making a submission in person on the Social Assistance (Portability to Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau) Bill.

24 Feb 15

This week in Parliament: 23 to 27 February 2015

This week sees the first general debate and the first Members’ day of the year.

23 Feb 15

Have your say on the 2014 general election

The Justice and Electoral Committee is reviewing the law and procedures relating to Parliamentary elections, in light of the 2014 general election. The review provides New Zealanders with an opportunity to voice any concerns they have on how general elections are run.

20 Feb 15

Tours of Parliament in Mandarin

Mandarin speakers are invited to a tour of Parliament given in Mandarin. Previous tours in Mandarin have been very well supported so we are pleased to make this opportunity available again to mark the Chinese New Year.

18 Feb 15

This week in Parliament: 16 to 20 February 2015

This week the debate on the Prime Minister’s statement continues.

16 Feb 15

Have your say in the MY World Survey

MY World is a United Nations global survey that asks people which six possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives.

13 Feb 15

Disclosure of expenses claimed by members of Parliament

Expenses claimed by members of Parliament for the 3 months from 1 October to 31 December 2014 have been released.

12 Feb 15

Have your say on Parliament’s powers after a national emergency

Time’s running out for you to have a say on how Parliament responds to and leads a recovery from a national emergency. The Regulations Review Committee wants your submission to the Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies before 1 March.

11 Feb 15

This week in Parliament: 9 to 13 February 2015

This week, the House sits for the first time in 2015. The main business is the debate on the Prime Minister’s statement.

09 Feb 15

New RNZ coverage of Parliament

Radio New Zealand (RNZ) National is introducing new radio programmes and online content about the workings of Parliament, starting on 10 February.

04 Feb 15

175th Anniversary of Waitangi: Doors opened to historic Māori Affairs committee room

With the 175th Anniversary of Waitangi Day approaching, Parliament is opening the doors for the public to see Matangireia, the historic and traditionally decorated former Māori Affairs committee room.

03 Feb 15

NZ Victoria Cross holders remembered by UK

New Zealand Victoria Cross (VC) holders from the First World War are being remembered with a new plaque for Wellington’s upgraded Cenotaph.

03 Feb 15

Debate on PM’s statement begins Parliament’s year

The House sits for the first time this year on Tuesday 10 February. At 2 p.m. the debate on the Prime Minister’s statement begins.

02 Feb 15

50th Anniversary: NZ connection to Winston Churchill’s funeral

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of wartime leader and politician Sir Winston Churchill.

30 Jan 15

Exhibition of Auschwitz survivors in NZ

Parliament is hosting an art exhibition about nine Jewish women who made new lives for themselves and their families in New Zealand after being freed from Auschwitz.

27 Jan 15

Introducing Parliament 101

Understanding what Parliament does can be tricky, so Parliamentary Service have created a short video explaining everything you need to know about Parliament.

23 Jan 15

Australasian Clerks-at-the-Table share their knowledge

Parliamentary staff have been in Sydney attending a conference of parliamentary Clerks-at-the-Table this week. The Australia and New Zealand Association of Clerks-at-the-Table (ANZACATT) comprises members from each House of Parliament in New Zealand, Australia and Norfolk Island.

22 Jan 15

NZ art on display at Parliament

You are invited to Parliament to view art works by some of New Zealand’s most significant and renowned artists.

20 Jan 15