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Te Komiti Whiriwhiri Take Māori

He komiti whakatau take e pā ana ki te iwi Māori te Komiti Whiriwhiri Take Māori. He huhua ngā whakataunga mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi kua whakaurua inā noa nei ki āna mahi, tae atu ki ngā pakirehua take, he pānga ake ōna ki te iwi Māori pērā i te whakahaere tupeka, me te oranga o ngā tamariki Māori.

25 Jul 14

Ngā rauemi whakaakoranga i Te Reo Māori mō te Pāremata

Kei te wātea ngā rauemi reorua hōu i nāianei mō te Pāremata i runga i tēnei paetukutuku hei tautoko ākonga, hei tautoko māhita nō ngā akomanga kura me ngā akomanga rumaki Māori. Kei roto i ngā rauemi ako o Tō Tātou Whare he aratohu (reorua) mā ngā māhita, ā, me ngā kāri kaupapa e ono kua tuhia ki roto i Te Reo Māori.

24 Jul 14

Performance Improvement Framework reviews of Office of the Clerk and Parliamentary Service

The Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, welcomes the findings of the Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) reviews of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Parliamentary Service.

23 Jul 14

Three reports on parliamentary privilege to be debated this week

This week the House of Representatives expects to debate the second reading of the Parliamentary Privilege Bill and two recent reports on specific questions of privilege.

22 Jul 14

What’s happening in the House this week?

Business planned for the House of Representatives this week includes progress on: the Land Transport Amendment Bill; the Accounting Infrastructure Reform Bill; and the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill.

21 Jul 14

Valedictory (farewell) statements

In the two remaining sitting weeks of the current Parliament, 16 retiring members of Parliament will be making valedictory (farewell) statements. While traditionally these speeches would have been made during the last debate before the House rose for the election, the large number of members wishing to make such statements has led the Business Committee to allocate specific times for them.

18 Jul 14

Health Committee visits Australia

The Health Committee will be visiting Australia this week as part of a Select committee exchange. Each year the Speaker chooses a committee to participate in the Select committee exchange between the parliaments of New Zealand and Australia.

17 Jul 14

Spending limits during the regulated period for 2014 General Election

From Friday 20 June to midnight Friday 19 September, election expenses and Parliamentary Service funding have special limits on them. This ‘regulated period’ is defined in section 3B of the Electoral Act 1993.

14 Jul 14

Templeton Scholar hosted by press gallery

The parliamentary press gallery recently hosted Georgina Stylianou as the 2014 Ian Templeton Scholar. The scholarship is awarded each year to an up-and-coming journalist who would like to work in the parliamentary press gallery in the future.

11 Jul 14

House will rise on 31 July

The House will rise on 31 July for the last time in the 50th Parliament. Before that there is some essential work to be completed.

08 Jul 14

Parliament hosts Lesotho MPs and staff

Members and staff of the Lesotho Parliament are in Wellington this week to study New Zealand’s MMP voting system and independent public service. Led by the Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho, Hon Mothetjoa Metsing, the high-level group includes a number of Ministers, opposition MPs, and civil servants.

04 Jul 14

New Zealand Parliament represented at conference in Samoa

The Deputy Speaker, Eric Roy, and Deputy Clerk, Debra Angus, are in Samoa this week for the 45th Conference of Presiding Officers and Clerks.

02 Jul 14

Parliament and the general election

‘Parliament and the general election’ is one of the ‘Parliament Brief’ fact sheets available on this website to help people understand Parliament and its processes. It explains how one Parliament ends and how a new Parliament starts.

01 Jul 14

What’s happening in the House this week?

Business planned for the House of Representatives this week includes progress on: the Appropriation (2013/14 Supplementary Estimates) Bill; the Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2); and a number of other bills on the Order Paper.

30 Jun 14

Parliament hosts two visiting Speakers

Parliament hosted the Speakers of two overseas Parliaments this week. The visitors were the Marshal (Speaker) of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency Bogdan Borusewicz, and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia, the Hon Kezia Purick.

27 Jun 14

Canterbury University students visit Parliament

From a meeting with the Prime Minister to a talanoa at the Fijian High Commission, Honours and Masters’ students in Political Science, Diplomacy and International Relations gained insights into real world politics on their annual field trip to Wellington.

25 Jun 14

Imprest Supply and Supplementary Estimates

It is a long-standing constitutional principle that appropriation of public funds must be approved by Parliament through the passing of laws authorising expenditure. As part of the process for ensuring parliamentary oversight of the spending of public money, the House will today debate the second reading of the Appropriation (2013/14 Supplementary Estimates) Bill.

24 Jun 14

What’s happening in the House this week?

Business planned for the House of Representatives this week includes progress on: the Appropriation (2013/14 Supplementary Estimates) Bill; bills divided from the Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill; and a number of other bills on the Order Paper.

23 Jun 14

New Zealand hosts 4th Parliamentary Study Programme

Parliamentary staff from across the Pacific were hosted in Wellington this week for the fourth New Zealand Parliamentary Study Programme. The programme focused on the core roles of the House and its committees in law-making, scrutiny and oversight.

20 Jun 14

New Zealand MPs attend London seminar

Two MPs, Tim Macindoe and Andrew Williams, are in London this week for the 63rd Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure. Hosted by the United Kingdom branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, the seminar runs from 15 to 21 June.

18 Jun 14