The Parliamentary Engagement Strategy was launched in 2018. Our strategy is more than just buzz, it’s a living document that we are committed to championing and delivering on.
Parliament Engagement Strategy 2018 - 2021
The Parliament Engagement Strategy 2018 - 2021, developed by the Office of the Clerk, aims to increase New Zealanders' engagement with Parliament.
Parliamentary Engagement group
The Parliamentary Engagement team is a combined team made up of staff from both the Office of the Clerk and the Parliamentary Service. This team is responsible for Parliament's website, social channels, communications, education programmes and the Inter-Parliamentary Relations programme.
We collate annual research on people’s perception of parliament. This helps inform our future work.
Connect and reach out
Parliament has a number of communications and engagement channels available and they need to be used more often and effectively by both Parliament and the public.
Engage – Make Parliament interactive
It is important for people to feel close to Parliament, and to change the perception that is impenetrable, “stiff”, and arcane.
Share the stories of Parliament
People want to be informed about issues that affect them, but in many cases they are not aware about how to participate in the democratic process.
Inspire and nurture future voters
Many children in New Zealand are not aware of what Parliament does. Similarly, young people do not always find parliamentary and democratic processes accessible, or interesting.
Make it easier to be involved
Members of the public must find engaging and participating easy. They need to access help easily. Members also need to know that how they can access resources to assist them in communicating Parliament and engaging with the public and their constituents.
Achieving the strategy successfully will require many people and resources, as well as developing and building on strong partnerships inside and outside Parliament.