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Features (pre 2016)

Past features (2009 to 2015) are a collection of Parliament’s stories that record some of our past exhibitions, events, visits, and news stories.

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  1. Explore Parliament these holidays
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    Parliamentary tour guides invite you to visit Parliament Buildings these holidays to experience one of New Zealand’s most recognised institutions.

    Date: 23 December 2015

  2. Make a submission this summer
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    The House of Representatives next sits on 9 February 2016 but meantime you can still have your say on a number of topics that are currently before select committees.

    Date: 22 December 2015

  3. House adopts 2016 sitting programme and finishes for the year
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    Wednesday saw the House of Representatives adopt the 2016 sitting programme and hold the adjournment debate, before finishing for the year.

    Date: 10 December 2015

  4. ‘One man, one vote’ - 125 years since the end of plural voting
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    125 years ago on 5 December 1890, the first ‘one man, one vote’ election in New Zealand was held. For the first time people could only vote once – a practice that continues to this day.

    Date: 08 December 2015

  5. This week in Parliament: 7 to 11 December 2015
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    This week sees the House sit for the last time in 2015, before MPs head back to their electorates to carry out pre-Christmas work.

    Date: 07 December 2015

  6. Health Committee considers medically-assisted dying
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    The Health Committee is investigating the choice to end one’s life. This comes in response to a petition presented to Parliament by Maryan Street.

    Date: 04 December 2015

  7. This week in Parliament: 30 November to 4 December 2015
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    This week is business as usual for Parliament. After question time on Tuesday 1 December, the House is expected to progress the committee of the whole House stage of a number of Government bills

    Date: 30 November 2015

  8. MPs contribute to NZ-Aust-Pacific parliamentary relations
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    Dr Parmjeet Parmar (National) and Peeni Henare (Labour) have joined other members of Parliament from across Australia and the Pacific at this year’s Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) regional conference.

    Date: 25 November 2015

  9. Wellington’s creative spaces exhibit at Parliament
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    A new exhibition at Parliament’s Bowen House Exhibition Space brings together the creative talents of artists from Wellington’s Alpha Art Studio, Vincents Art Workshop and Pablos Art Studios.

    Date: 20 November 2015

  10. Condolence book for victims of the attacks on Paris
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    People wishing to express their sympathy for the victims of the attacks on Paris can do so by signing the condolence book at Parliament House.

    Date: 17 November 2015

  11. This week in Parliament: 16 to 20 November 2015
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    This week is business as usual for Parliament. After question time on Tuesday 16 November, the House is expected to progress the committee of the whole House stage of a number of Government bills, such as the Support for Children in Hardship Bill.

    Date: 17 November 2015

  12. Guidelines for good quality legislation
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    The LAC Guidelines (2014 edition), maintained by the Legislation Design and Advisory Committee (LDAC), are a valuable legislation resource for government officials and the public. They provide approaches to common issues that arise during the writing of draft laws.

    Date: 13 November 2015

  13. This week in Parliament: 9 to 13 November 2015
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    After question time on Tuesday 10 November, the House is expected to progress the committee of the whole House stage of a number of Government bills, such as the Support for Children in Hardship Bill.

    Date: 09 November 2015

  14. 30th Anniversary of subject select committees
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    2015 marks the 30th anniversary of subject related select committees, which give New Zealanders greater say in the issues affecting them. New Zealand has an internationally respected subject select committee system that was first introduced in 1985. The reorganisation of our select committee system extended their functions and powers.

    Date: 05 November 2015

  15. 410 years since the Gunpowder Plot
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    With 34 barrels of gunpowder, Guy Fawkes and his friends tried to blow up the English Parliament. It happened 410 years ago this week, but the Gunpowder Plot is still remembered around the world with bonfires and fireworks.

    Date: 04 November 2015

  16. This week in Parliament: 2 to 6 November 2015
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    This week sees the House return after a one week break. The Government has indicated that it plans to advance a number of bills during the week, including the Taxation (Bright-Line Test for Residential Land) Bill and the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015-16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Bill.

    Date: 02 November 2015

  17. Young New Zealander heads to Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Darwin
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    Claire McCorkindale, of Christchurch will represent New Zealand at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Parliament. She’ll be joining around fifty young people and young MPs being hosted by the Northern Territory Parliament in Darwin, Australia.

    Date: 30 October 2015

  18. Massey University Students Exhibit at Parliament
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    ‘We Are Wellington’ presents hand-crafted scarves designed and produced by third-year Bachelor of Spatial Design students from Massey University, now showing at Parliament’s Bowen House Exhibition Space.

    Date: 28 October 2015

  19. Recommended sitting programme for 2016
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    A recommended sitting programme for 2016 has been presented to the House by the Business Committee.

    Date: 27 October 2015

  20. MPs visiting from Cook Islands Parliament
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    Around 62,000 Cook Island Māori live in New Zealand thanks to the special relationship between New Zealand and the Cook Islands. This relationship is on the agenda this week as four parliamentarians from the Cook Islands visit our Parliament during their 50th year of self-government.

    Date: 22 October 2015