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The aim of the inter-parliamentary relations programme is to enhance international parliamentary democracy and knowledge by facilitating the New Zealand Parliament’s engagement with the global parliamentary community. Part of the programme includes both official and unofficial visits by delegations and individual parliamentarians who visit to learn about our parliamentary practices and procedures.

Inward delegations and visits

2014

Dates Visitor(s) Country Related Documents
28 – 31 October 2014 New Zealand Parliament hosts Fijian parliamentarians Fiji New Zealand Parliament - New Zealand Parliament hosts Fijian parliamentarians
16-20 June 2014 New Zealand Parliament hosts study programme for Pacific parliamentary staff Pacific region J.2P Report
New Zealand Parliament hosts study programme for Pacific parliamentary staff
17 – 23 May 2014 Republic of the Union of Myanmar Speaker of Upper House visits Parliament Myanmar J.2P Report
New Zealand Parliament - Republic of the Union of Myanmar Speaker of Upper House visits Parliament
3 – 9 May 2014 Australian Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Australia Report J.2P
New Zealand Parliament - Australian Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
14 - 19 February Kang Chang-hee, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Korea Report J.2P
New Zealand Parliament - Republic of Korean Speaker visits Parliament

2013

Dates Visitor(s) Country Related Documents
7 August 2013 Rt Hon Speaker Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons United Kingdom J.2K Report
New Zealand Parliament - The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons to visit the New Zealand Parliament
12-13 June Queensland Ethics Committee Australia J.2K Report
25 – 28 March Hon Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of Myanmar Lower House Myanmar J.2K Report
New Zealand Parliament - Myanmar Speaker visits Parliament

2012

Dates Visitor(s) Country Related Documents
12 – 23 November 2012 New Zealand Parliamentary Study Programme Bougainville New Zealand Parliament - New Zealand Parliament hosts study programme for Pacific parliamentary staff
Kiribati
Nauru
Samoa
Tonga
Tuvalu
15 – 19 October Madam Speaker Hon Niki Rattle Cook Islands New Zealand Parliament - New Zealand Parliament hosts study programme for Speaker of the Parliament of the Cook Islands
24 – 28 September Australian National Broadband Network Committee Australia Visit by the Australian National Broadband Network Committee
9 – 10 August Martin Chungong, IPU Director of Programmes
30 July – 3 August Nuiean Study Programme Nuie
18 – 19 July Committee on Judiciary of the National Assembly of Viet Nam Viet Nam
17 July Indonesia-New Zealand Bilateral Cooperation Group of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia Indonesia
5 July President of the Legislative Council and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of Western Australia Australia
12 – 16 June Inter-Parliamentary Union Italy-New Zealand Friendship Group, led by Hon Emerenzio Barbieri Italy
29 April – 4 June European Union Europe
13 – 17 April Parliamentary Delegation led by Meira Kumar, Speaker of the Lok Sabha India
31 March – 7 April Parliamentary Delegation led by the Hon Laauli Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt, Speaker Samoa
23 February Standing Committee on Local Government and Public Administration Norway
21 February Parliamentary Friendship Group Germany
7 February Committee on Agriculture Sweden

2011

Dates Visitor(s) Country Related Documents
1 January–15 September Reports of the Official Inter-Parliamentary Relations Programme Report J.2Q
5 October Hidehisa Otsuji, Deputy Speaker Japan
14 September Chair of the Finance Portfolio Committee of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature South Africa
6 September David Bakradze, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Georgia
11 August Special Committee on Budget and Accounts Republic of Korea
21–22 July Deputy Speaker Shawkat Ali and Library Committee Bangladesh
11-14 July Tarmagi Abdullah, Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore Singapore Visiting delegation from Singaporean Parliament
Speaker of Singapore Parliament to visit Parliament this week
20–23 June Rt Hon Sir Kamuta Latasi, Speaker of the Parliament of Tuvalu Tuvalu Delegation from Tuvalu to observe New Zealand’s parliamentary system
14 June Senate Standing Committee on Education Thailand
6–10 June Senate Standing Committee on Rural Affairs and Transport Australia Australian and New Zealand Parliaments continue to maintain close links
30 May–10 June Study Programme for Pacific Region Clerks Bougainville New Zealand hosts second Parliamentary Study Programme
Cook Islands
Nauru
Samoa
Solomon Islands New Zealand Parliament hosts study programme for Pacific Clerks
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
11–13 May Delegation from the France—NZ Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Senate France French parliamentary delegation returns a preserved Māori head
3–6 April Reuven Rivlin, Speaker of the Knesset Israel Delegation led by Israeli Speaker visits New Zealand Parliament
23 March Services Committee of the House of Regional Representatives Indonesia
6–11 March Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander Committee Australia Visiting Australian Committee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
22 February Committee on Transport and Telecommunications Norway
21–25 February CPA United Kingdom Branch United Kingdom
15–16 February Select committee on Tourism of the Legislative Council of Tasmania Australia (Tasmania)

2010

Dates Visitor(s) Country Related Documents
1 January–31 December 2010 Reports of the Official Inter-Parliamentary Relations Programme Report J.2M
22 November Hon Huang Zhendong, Chair of the Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee China
16 November Portfolio Committee on Agriculture of the Legislature of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
6 September Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs Norway
19 August Committee for Agriculture, Forestry, Marine Affairs and Fisheries Indonesia
9–10 August IPU meeting of Pacific Parliaments Australia
Cook Islands
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Samoa
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
30 June–1 July His Excellency Uong Chu Luu, Vice President of the National Assembly Viet Nam
23–24 June Review of Parliamentary Committee System Committee Australia(Queensland)
8–18 June Study Programme for Pacific Region Clerks Cook Islands NZ Parliament hosts study programme for Pacific Clerks
Kiribati
Samoa
Solomon Islands Study Programme for Pacific Region Clerks
Tonga
Tuvalu
15 June Environment and Resource Committee Australia (Queensland)
25–27 May Scrutiny of Legislation Committee Australia (Queensland)
12 May National People’s Congress Research Department delegation China
28 March–1 April Delegation to Australia and New Zealand European Parliament European delegation to visit New Zealand Parliament
24 March Qiangba Puncog, Chairman of the Standing Committee, People’s Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region China
2 March Committee for Financial-Budgetary Affairs Vietnam
6–9 February His Excellency Přemysl Sobotka, President of the Senate Czech Republic Czech trade group in Auckland for discussions

2009

Dates Visitor(s) Country Related Documents
1 January–31 December 2009 Reports of the Official Inter-Parliamentary Relations Programme Report J.2I
Compendium of Inter-Parliamentary Relations reports presented
16–17 December Education Policy Reform Committee Japan
13–18 December CPA Branch delegation Canada
6-9 December Dr William F Shija,Secretary-General, CPA New Zealand has key role on Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
8 December Legislative Council Committee Australia(Tasmania)
2–6 November 18th CPA Australian and Pacific Regional Seminar Australia (all states) Parliamentary delegates from Australia and the Pacific gather in Wellington
Bougainville
Cook Islands
Kiribati
Nauru Pacific countries face imminent peril from natural disasters MP tells Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Tonga
19–23 October Alex Ferguson, Presiding Officer of the Parliament Scotland Visit by Scottish parliamentarians
22 September Ni Yuefeng, Vice Chairman of the Environment Protection and Resources Conservation Committee China
15 September Council of Young Political Leaders United States
10 September Chairman's Leadership Forum United States
6–12 September Joint Parliamentary Delegation Brazil Brazilian Parliamentary delegation pays visit
24 September Political Exchange Delegation Australia
27 August Audit Committee Finland
25–28 August Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories Australia New Zealand role in Antarctic part of Australian committee visit
25 August Andrew Rosindell, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs UK
20 August Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State for Democratic Reform of the House of Commons Canada
6 August Hon Datuk Ronald Kiandee, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Malaysia
30–31 July Privileges Committee Australia (Queensland)
27 July–1 August Hon Tu'ilakepa, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Tonga
2 July National Assembly's Committee of Defence and Security Vietnam
28 June–3 July Senator the Hon John Hogg, President of the Senate Australia
27 May Madame Chen Zhili, Vice-Chairwoman of the Standing Committee China
26 May His Excellency Chai Chidchob, President of the National Assembly and Speaker of the House of Representatives Thailand
6–9 April Secondment to the Office of the Clerk by Edwin Kenehata, Education Officer Bougainville
31 March House of Commons Health Select Committee UK
10–12 February Electoral Matters Committee Australia (Victoria)
16 January His Excellency Prasobsook Boondech, President of the Senate Thailand