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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

Parliament sets visitor records over holiday period

While most people were enjoying the holidays, Parliament was a hive of activity.

16 Jan 15

Parliament prepares for emergencies

What would happen if an unexpected event put the debating chamber of the House of Representatives out of action? Staff in Parliament have practised setting up an alternative debating chamber that would allow the House to meet in an emergency.

15 Jan 15

NZ represented at Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum

New Zealand delegates are taking part in the 23rd Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Quito, Ecuador from 10 to 15 January. At the forum, MPs, Lindsay Tisch (National), Dr David Clark (Labour) and Gareth Hughes (Green) will meet with other APPF members from 27 Asia-Pacific countries.

12 Jan 15

These holidays are a great time to visit Parliament

Parliamentary tour guides invite you to visit Parliament Buildings these holidays to experience one of New Zealand’s most recognised institutions. Discover Parliament’s architecture, history and art on a professionally guided tour. Your tour includes visiting the House of Representatives where Members of Parliament debate some of the most important issues facing our country.

22 Dec 14

Young Kiwis to represent New Zealand at Commonwealth Day 2015

Two young Kiwis living in the United Kingdom will be chosen to represent New Zealand at the annual Commonwealth Day celebrations. The New Zealand Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is seeking applications from young New Zealanders to attend the event. The event is themed ‘A Young Commonwealth’ and is held on Monday 9 March 2015.

18 Dec 14

Speaker reports on Parliament’s accessibility

The Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has reported to the House on the accessibility of Parliament for people with disabilities.

10 Dec 14

Accessible version of report on the Inquiry into the accessibility of services to Parliament

A basic text version of the Speaker’s report on the Inquiry into the accessibility of services to Parliament has now been published.

10 Dec 14

Extended sitting of the House for Treaty settlement bills

The House will pass two Treaty of Waitangi settlement bills in an extended sitting on Wednesday, 10 December.

10 Dec 14

House goes into urgency

The House has gone into urgency to pass the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill.

09 Dec 14

This week in Parliament: 8 to 12 December

This week, the House sits for the last time in 2014.

08 Dec 14

What happens to your ballot paper?

Have you ever asked yourself what happens to your ballot paper after an election?

04 Dec 14

Electorate Profiles updated with election results

Electorate Profiles for the seven Māori and 64 general electorates in New Zealand have been updated with the 2014 general election results and statistics.

02 Dec 14

This Week in Parliament: 1 to 5 December 2014

Five sitting days are left until the end of the parliamentary year. A busy week is ahead in the House and select committees.

01 Dec 14

Strengthening Pacific parliamentary practices

A new manual for drafting members’ bills, aimed at helping other Pacific nations strengthen their parliamentary practices, was recently launched at the New Zealand Parliament.

28 Nov 14

PTV encourages public submissions for select committees

Getting involved with Parliament has become easier, with Parliament TV now featuring requests from the select committees for your views on bills and other issues. Parliament TV provides live broadcasts from the House of Representatives in Parliament.

26 Nov 14