Information for the press
Parliament works with various media agencies to ensure New Zealanders are well informed about our work. The media centre resources are here for anyone to read and use.
For media enquiries relating to the Parliamentary Service or the Office of the Clerk, please contact Communications.Team@parliament.govt.nz.
Press Gallery Membership
Press Gallery members are provided facilities at Parliament including a gallery above the Speaker where they can watch the proceedings in the House. To become a member of the press gallery, journalists must apply to be accredited to the Chair of the press gallery and then to the Speaker.
Press Gallery rules
The Parliamentary Press Gallery exists to report parliamentary and political news. There are rules covering its membership, parliamentary precinct access and conduct standards.
Life in the press gallery
Learn more about the parliamentary press gallery in this video.
Interviewing MPs, filming and taking photos at Parliament
MPs need to be able to go about their work at Parliament without disruption. So, to make things run smoothly the Speaker has rules for people who want to interview members, film, or take photographs in Parliament. Interviewing MPs, filming and taking photos at Parliament.
Catch the latest media releases from select committees, the Speaker's Office, and the Office of the Clerk.
Want to know what MPs will debate today? The Order Paper is similar to an agenda for the House of Representatives - although not everything is worked through in one week. Find the latest Order Paper here.
Schedule of meetings
The select committee meeting schedule lists the time, date, and venue for each select committee meeting planned for the coming week. It also shows the business items that will be considered at each meeting. The schedule is subject to change at short notice.
The Submitters List tells you who is booked to speak at select committee hearings in a given week. These hearings are parts of committee meetings that any member of the public (or the media) can attend.
Parliament TV terms and conditions
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