Whether you have an existing interest in Hansard's practical aspects or perhaps you are curious to look into the vaults of history, we are putting on a celebration to acknowledge and celebrate 150 years of Hansard at Parliament.
Hansard is about openness
Come and see some of Hansard’s best bits. We’re putting together a public exhibition of political cartoons, memorabilia and examples of some of the most poignant and pertinent speeches from history. You can even have a go at being a Hansard editor.
Tuesdays to Thursdays from 3 -31 July 2017, Parliament Exhibition Space, Bowen House.
Hansard is about truth
"An era of alternative facts threatens the truth of the written record." Or does it? That’s the moot up for discussion by two teams of Journalists and MPs at a public debate on Wednesday 26th July. Entry is free but ticketed so you will need to get in early as space is at a premium.
Wednesday 26 July 2017 from 5:15pm – 7.30pm, The Beehive, Parliament (more details to come!).
Register your interest attend by sending your full name, email and telephone number to Hansard@parliament.govt.nz.
Hansard is a record of your Parliament
Democracy works best when you’re involved. Have you ever started a petition? Or made a submission to a Select Committee? If there is something you feel strongly about, you could be the first step in creating laws that start, stop, protect or improve something you care about.
Hansard is our history
If you're interested in finding out more about Hansard, its origins, who writes it and why we need it, you can read all about Hansard in our series of online articles.
- How Hansard replaced the press.
Our independent transcripts have been going for 150 years and we were one of the earliest countries to get cracking on this important record.
- Do you know what Hansard is?
It is an unassuming yet vital part of our democracy and in July it will have existed in New Zealand for 150 years.
- Learning from the past – Anzac Day 2017
There is a time machine at Parliament. It can take you back to any era of history within the past 150 years.
Hansard is accessible
Whether you want to see what was said in a recent debate or look up a critical piece of history, you can read all about it – either online or at Parliament – Hansard belongs to you.
See where Hansard happens
Visit the home of Hansard and see where and how their work is done by booking a tour of the Parliament buildings.