New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa

Engage – Make Parliament interactive

Published date: 27 Feb 2020

It is important for people to feel close to Parliament, and to change the perception that is impenetrable, “stiff”, and arcane.

Parliament staff sit with children at a table covered in pencils and colouring books at a Children's Day event. Enlarge image

Parliament staff running an activity a Children's Day event.

Source: Office of the Clerk


  1. Use innovative technologies to entice more people to be interested – surprise the public.
  2. Produce content to humanise Parliament.
  3. Plan and organise events that connect people with Parliament, and create media opportunities.