In the New Zealand Parliament there are seven parliamentary parties represented by 121 MPs. These MPs represent 64 general electorates and seven Māori electorates. The other 50 MPs are selected from the party lists.
Parliament's decisions affect all New Zealanders. Have your say and influence the laws passed by Parliament. You can get involved by voting in elections, contacting an MP, making a submission or petitioning Parliament.
When Parliament meets it follows the Order Paper which lists all business before the House. Usually the House only reaches the first few 'orders of the day' near the beginning of the list. Order Paper & Questions
When Parliament meets, MPs are sometimes given documents to read for more information. These are known as the 'papers presented'. They can include a range of information such as reports, statements, budgets and regulations. Papers presented
Watch and listen to Parliament. You can now stay informed anywhere by watching Parliament TV on mobile devices, computers, TV, and on-demand. You can also listen to Parliament live on a RNZ broadcast and podcasts. Parliament TV and Radio
New Zealand is an active member of the international parliamentary community. Around the world MPs build relationships with each other through visits, friendship groups, regular contact and discussions. Our Parliament provides practical assistance that strengthens other parliaments and promotes democracy. Parliamentary Relations