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Parliamentary Engagement group

Published date: 25 Nov 2019

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. This team is tasked with implementing the Parliament Engagement Strategy


This team is responsible for Parliament's internal and external communications including media releases and responding to enquiries from the media and general public.


This team looks after the front and back end of the Parliament website and all Parliament's social media accounts. They produce content and respond to enquiries received through these channels.


This team arranges parliamentary education programmes for members of Parliament, the public and overseas visitors. They also run the Education Centre, providing tours and educational programmes for visiting schools.

Inter-Parliamentary Relations

This team coordinates Parliament’s official participation as a member of inter-parliamentary organisations and the contacts between the New Zealand Parliament and parliaments overseas. The Inter-parliamentary Relations (IPR) Secretariat provides advice on inter-parliamentary relations and develops the annual inter-parliamentary travel programme. When the programme is approved, the IPR Secretariat prepares and services individual visit programmes. It also provides secretariat services to the New Zealand Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) branch and Inter-parliamentary Union group and the Regional Secretary for the CPA Pacific region. Where the New Zealand Parliament hosts an inter-parliamentary conference the IPR Secretariat undertakes the planning and management.