In the 52nd New Zealand Parliament there are five parliamentary parties represented by 120 MPs. These MPs represent 64 general electorate seats and seven Māori electorates. The other 49 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, 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. Read more
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. Read more