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Mataura River Art Project on display at Parliament

Twenty-one primary schools located around Southland’s Mataura River have produced 600 artworks as part of the Mataura River Art Project. Around 200 of those artworks are currently on display at Parliament.

04 Sep 15

Speakers gather to promote global peace and democracy

The New Zealand Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has joined more than 130 fellow Speakers at the Fourth World Conference of Speakers being held at the United Nations in New York this week.

01 Sep 15

Young Australian political leaders visited New Zealand

Cross-Tasman ties were strengthened when the New Zealand Parliament hosted a delegation of six Australian political staff members from 22 to 28 August 2015.

31 Aug 15

25th anniversary of the NZ Bill of Rights Act

The US has their Constitution, the UK the Magna Carta. For New Zealand one of our most important laws is the NZ Bill of Rights Act, which is 25 years old this week.

27 Aug 15

Organ Donors Bill being considered in the House today

New Zealand has one of the lowest rates of live organ donation in the world. This is partly because organ donors need time off to recover, which can be a financial strain.

26 Aug 15

Young Kiwis get a taste of Commonwealth leadership

Young Kiwis got a taste of life as leaders of the Commonwealth in Parliament this week. For two days students had the chance to act as the Head of Government or foreign Minister of a country from the Commonwealth.

25 Aug 15

This week in Parliament: 24 to 28 August 2015

24 Aug 15

John Drawbridge Mural

One of Parliament’s best known artworks is the mural by John Drawbridge, which hangs in the Banquet Hall in the Executive Wing (Beehive). It is appreciated every day by people who come to Parliament for functions or tours.

21 Aug 15

Find out more about making a submission

We held a Q + A session about select committees during the Festival of Parliament recently. Here’s what people asked James, from Select Committee Services.

20 Aug 15

This week in Parliament: 17 to 21 August 2015

After question time on Tuesday 18 August, the House is expected to hold the third reading of the Appropriation (2015/16 Estimates) Bill.

17 Aug 15

Be a Youth MP at the 2016 Youth Parliament

If you’re aged between 16 and 18, you’re invited to apply to be a Youth MP at next year’s Youth Parliament - held 19 to 20 July 2016.

14 Aug 15

Treaty settlement bills debated in Parliament

Parliament hosted another historic event this week with the debating of two more Treaty claims settlement bills.

12 Aug 15

This week in Parliament: 10 to 14 August 2015

This week sees the House return after a one week recess.

10 Aug 15

New artworks commemorating World War 1

This week marks 100 years since the Battle of Chunuk Bair on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.

06 Aug 15

Cook Islands – 50th anniversary of self-governance

This week (4 August) the Cook Islands celebrates its 50th year of self-governance.

04 Aug 15

The role of MPs in promoting human rights

Last week the New Zealand Parliament hosted a regional seminar in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

03 Aug 15

Still time to book for Festival of Parliament

Running until 5 August, the first Festival of Parliament provides new opportunities for you to find out more about your Parliament. The range of events – which include panel sessions, discussions and tours – take place in Bowen House, the Beehive, Parliament House and the Parliamentary Library.

30 Jul 15

Disclosure of expenses claimed by members of Parliament

Expenses claimed by members of Parliament for the 3 months from 1 April to 30 June 2015 have been released.

30 Jul 15

Tā te Pāremata hanga ture

E wātea atu ana i te wā tonu nei i runga i te pae tukutuku nei tētahi rauemi reorua hou, e whakamārama ana i roto i ngā reo e rua, te reo Pākehā me Te Reo Māori, te mutunga mai o tētahi pire hei ture.

29 Jul 15

This week in Parliament: 27 to 31 July 2015

After question time on Tuesday, 28 July, the Government has announced its intention to proceed with the second reading of the New Zealand Flag Referendums Bill. Following this the House is expected to continue the debate on the Appropriation (2015/16 Estimates) Bill, widely referred to as the Estimates debate.

27 Jul 15