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.
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To do their work for Hansard, our editors go right into Parliament’s debating chamber. Sitting right in the middle of a debate, it can be a lively experience, and sometimes a noisy one! What’s it like to be a Hansard editor?