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Women MPs meet in Jordan

This week female parliamentarians from around the world are attending the Women in Parliaments Global Forum Summit in Amman, Jordan.

04 May 16

MPs from the National Assembly of France visit New Zealand’s Parliament

Members of the National Assembly of France are visiting New Zealand from 1 to 5 May 2016.

04 May 16

Government spending: the annual review debate continues

The annual review debate, looking at Government spending in the last financial year, continues on Tuesday 3 May.

03 May 16

This week in Parliament: 2 to 6 May 2016

This week the House returns to action following a two-week recess. The Government has signalled that it will look to make progress on the Annual Review debate.

02 May 16

Interns experience Parliament first hand

Ten new interns from the Victoria University of Wellington’s Political Science and International Relations Programme have recently begun their one-day per week placement in a member of Parliament’s office.

29 Apr 16

Disclosure of expenses claimed by members of Parliament

Every three months we release expense claims submitted by members of Parliament (MPs).

28 Apr 16

Flags at Parliament

When you visit Parliament, you’ll sometimes see flags from other countries being flown on the forecourt area.

26 Apr 16

Parliament in War Time tours

Over the next two weeks, Parliament is commemorating Anzac Day with special tours focusing on the people and historic events relating to Parliament during WWI.

22 Apr 16

90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

On the occasion of the Queen’s 90th birthday we’re taking a quick look at her links to our Parliament.

21 Apr 16

NZ Speaker’s Delegation strengthens ties with Latin America

Developing New Zealand’s connections with Mexico, Chile and Argentina is the focus of this year’s Speaker’s delegation to Latin America. From 19 to 29 April 2016, the delegation is working to strengthen ties through business and trade, tourism, education, cultural exchanges, and sporting links.

18 Apr 16

Treaty settlement bills debated in Parliament

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

14 Apr 16

2016 Register of members’ interests published

Every year, Parliament publishes a summary of MPs’ interests, such as assets, debts, and gifts they have received.

13 Apr 16

Parliament looks at Government spending: the annual review debate

Last financial year the Government spent nearly $95 billion dollars providing services to New Zealanders and New Zealand interests. Parliament’s select committees recently looked at how that money was spent as part of its annual review process.

12 Apr 16

The art of embroidery on display at Parliament

The range of techniques and materials that textile artists employ to create original artworks is amazing. The artworks on display at Parliament – created by graduates of the City and Guilds Diploma through Nancy’s Stitch Studio – are no exception.

07 Apr 16

Members’ Day today

After question time on Wednesday, 6 April the House of Representatives will hold a general debate before moving on to consider a specific members bill.

06 Apr 16

This week in Parliament: 5 to 7 April 2016

After question time on Tuesday 5 April, the House is expected to progress a number of Bills that are waiting to be considered by the committee of the whole House. The committee of the whole House stage follows the second reading of a bill, and allows MPs to examine a bill in detail and propose changes.

04 Apr 16

Public have their say on TPPA in three main centres

The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee are hearing public submissions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and the four TPPA related intellectual property treaties in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

01 Apr 16

Parliament’s Virtual House App now on Android

Based on public response, Parliament has created an Android version of the Virtual House App.

30 Mar 16

This week in Parliament: 29 to 31 March 2016

After question time on Tuesday 29 March, the House is expected to progress the committee of the whole House stage of the New Zealand Business Number Bill. The committee of the whole House stage follows the second reading of a bill, and allows MPs to examine a bill in detail and propose changes. Following this, the House will progress the first reading debates for two bills.

29 Mar 16

NZ historic bills archive now accessible online

A new archive of New Zealand bills is now available for legal researchers, historians and anyone interested in past legislation.

23 Mar 16