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Archive of inter-parliamentary visits 2019

Parliament plays an important role in bringing together different political voices that characterise a healthy democracy and this also applies internationally with New Zealand engaging with other countries at a parliamentary level. Global connections and mutual understanding are formed with our members undertaking bilateral visits to other parliaments and our Parliament hosting a range of international delegations each year. These visits include official Guests of Parliament, bilateral, and study visits going both ways.

Bilateral visits also serve to strengthen the capability of our own Parliament, while promoting New Zealand to the world. Our democracy and Parliament are admired by many countries, in particular our select committee system and our innovative approaches to indigenous issues and gender equality. Visiting delegations learn about our parliamentary procedures and practice, observe debates and question time in action, and hear about our culture and history.

You can find media releases, reports and features about Inter-Parliamentary visits in the table below.

Inter-parliamentary visits to and from New Zealand 2019

Leader of delegation denoted by italics

Visits that form part of the Official Inter-Parliamentary Relations Programme (Outwards) are denoted by #. Members' official outwards visit expenses are released quarterly and can be found here.

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Inwards/Outwards
Event
Delegates
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7 - 19 January 2019  Outwards# 27th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) Cambodia and bilateral visit to Malaysia Jonathan Young MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP Dr Liz Craig MP Peace, security, and sustainable development on agenda for New Zealand parliamentary delegation

Video Report
 8 -17 January 2019  Outwards# Conference of Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) Standing Committee, Malta and bilateral visit to Germany Rt Hon Trevor Mallard MP, Speaker
David Wilson, Clerk
Speaker to grow connections in Malta and Germany
24 - 25 January 2019 Outwards# Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Strategic Programmes Working Group, London, United Kingdom Clayton Mitchell MP  
28 January 2019 Inwards Deputy Speaker, National Assembly, Republic of Korea and delegation  Hon JOO Seung Yong
Ms KWON Eun-hee
Mr PARK Gwang-on
Mr KIM Jung-ro
Mr LIM Jae-hun
 
29 January - 1 February 2019 Outwards# Inter-Parliamentary Union 158th Session of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, Geneva, Switzerland Rt Hon David Carter MP  
6- 8 February 2019 Outwards# Westminster Workshop on Parliamentary Oversight of Trade Agreements, London, United Kingdom Simon O'Connor MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan MP New Zealand MPs head to Commonwealth Trade talks in United Kingdom

Video Report
18- 22 February 2019 Inwards Visit of women Parliamentarians from the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch New Zealand   Hon Premila Kumar, Hon Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Hon Rosy Akbar, Hon Ro Teimumu Kepa, Hon Selai Adimaitoga, Hon Lynda Tabuya ,Hon Adi Litia Qionibaravi, Hon Salote Radrodro Fijian women parliamentarians team up with New Zealand counterparts
19 -21 February 2019 Outwards# Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees Regional Workshop for the Pacific, Suva, Fiji Andrew Bayly MP Mark Patterson MP Financial scrutiny and regional networks on agenda for parliamentary delegation
27 February 2019 Inwards Indonesia Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives (DPR RI) Fahri Hamzah, Deputy Speaker
Daryatmo Mardiyanto, MP
Agun Gunanjar Sudarsa, MP
Marwarn Cik Asan, MP
Dede Yusef Macan Effendi MP
Nihayatul Wafiroh MP
M Nasir Djamil MP
 
5 - 6 March 2019 Inwards Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Canada Branch Yasmin Ratansi MP, Chair
Hon. Vernon White Senator
Richard Cannings MP
Sukh Dhaliwal MP
 
5-7 March 2019 Inwards German-Pacific Parliamentary Friendship Group, Federal Republic of Germany Volkmar Klein MP Chairperson
Gisela Manderla, MP
Marc Bernhard MP
Prof Dr Martin Neumann MP
Filiz Polat MP
Johann Saathoff, MP
 
12-13 March 2019 Inwards Australian Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances Senator John Williams (Chair)
Senator Gavin Marshall (Deputy Chair)
 
19 -21 March 2019  Inwards  Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Benchmarks for the Pacific Region and United Nations Development Programme Parliamentary Development Meetings  Parliaments of Cook Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea   
26 - 27 March 2019 Outwards#  UNDP Pacific Women in Power Forum, Suva, Fiji Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki MP  Agnes Loheni MP New Zealand MPs participate in forum for Pacific women parliamentarians
2 April 2019 Inwards State of Wyoming, USA Senator Eli Bebout,
President of the Senate Senator Henry H,R, "Hank" Coe, former President of the Senate (2001/2) Senator Tony Ross, former President of the Senate 2013-14 Bruce Hinchey, former Speaker of the House of Representatives 1997-99
 
5-10 April 2019 Outwards# 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Doha, Qatar Hon Anne Tolley MP Rt Hon David Carter MP Marja Lubeck MP New Zealand MPs participate in global forum to advance democracy, human rights, and peace

Video Report
11-15 April 2019  Outwards# Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Mid-Year Executive Committee, Ottawa, Canada Clayton Mitchell MP  
16 April 2019 Inwards Prime Minister's Fellow, Republic of Germany Mark Hauptmann, MP  
13-26 April 2019 Outwards# Speaker's Delegation to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Rwanda, and Republic of Turkey

Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, Speaker

Hon Dr Nick Smith MP

Hon Nicky Wagner MP

Gareth Hughes MP

Angie Warren-Clark MP 
Speaker to lead parliamentary delegation to Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Turkey

Video Report
28 April- 4 May 2019 Outwards# Canada Parliamentary Exchange  Victoria, Vancouver, Ottawa

Jan Logie MP

Ginny Andersen MP

Denise Lee MP

Tim van de Molen MP Hamish Walker MP
Wide-ranging agenda for New Zealand MPs on first parliamentary political exchange with Canada  Visit report (Video Report)
9 May 2019 Inwards Welsh Affairs Committee, Parliament of the United Kingdom

David T.C. Davies, MP.

Chair

Tonia Antoniazzi MP
Geraint Davies MP
Guto Bebb MP
Ben Lake MP

 
24 May 2019 Inwards House of Regional Representatives, Jakarta Province, Indonesia

Mualif MP, Head of Delegation
Zainuddin, MP

Endah S Pardjoko MP Nur Afni Sajim MP Rendhika D Harsono MP
 
30 May 2019 Inwards Parliamentary Friendship Group, Republic of Korea

Mr KIM Dong-chui, MP
Mr SHIM Jae-kwon, MP
Mr KIM Song-sik, MP

 
3-6 June 2019 Outwards# Women Deliver Conference, Vancouver, Canada

Jan Logie MP
Hon Louise Upston MP

New Zealand MPs head to global women’s issues conference

Video Report
18 June 2019 Inwards House of Representative of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI)

MUHAMMAD ALI TAHER, Head of Delegation, MP
GUSTI AGUNG PUTRI ASTRID KARTIKA, MP

ZUHDI YAHYA PDIP MP
MUHAMMAD AFZAL MAHFUZ, MP
MOHAMMAD NASIM KHAN, MP
SYAIKHUL ISLAM, MP
SIGIT SOSIANTOMO, MP

 
22-27 June 2019 Inwards Dewan Rakyat/House of Representatives of Malaysia  HE Dato’ Mohd Ariff bin Md Yusof, Speaker 
Dato’ Haji Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon MP, Deputy Speaker Charles Santiago MP
Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew MP
Dato’ Sri Dr Santhara Kumar Ramanaidu MP
Datuk Rosmee binte Hamzah Secretary (Clerk)
Malaysian Speaker visit to New Zealand June 2019 Report Malaysian Delegation: HE Dato' Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, Speaker of the Dewan Rakya

Video Report
27 June 2019  Inwards Dewan Rakyat/House of Representatives of Malaysia Wellington Dewan Rakyat/House of Representatives of Malaysia 
Hon Mohamed Hanipa Maidin MP, Deputy Minister PM’s Department (Legal Affairs)
 
8 -13 July 2019 Outwards# 50th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference, Queensland Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, Speaker David Wilson, Clerk New Zealand’s Speaker and Clerk of the House to meet regional counterparts
23 July 2019 Inwards Indonesia People's Consultative Assembly Ir. H Tifatul Sembiring, Head of Delegation
Daryatmo Mardiyanto
Erwin Moeslimin Singajuru
Abdul Wachid
Darizal Basir
Ahmad Zaky Siradj
Yanuar Prihatin
A. Budiono
 
12 August 2019 Inwards Republic of Korea Sang-Kyo YEO MP, Chairman, Legislative and Judiciary Committee
Ki-Hun SONG MP
Eun-Jae LEE MP
 
18-22 August 2019  Inwards French Polynesia Tairawhiti - Gisborne
Wellington
Gaston TONG SANG, President, Assembly of French Polynesia
Philip Schyle MNA
Tepuaraurii Teriitahi MNA 
Teura Iriti MNA
New Zealand Parliament welcomes delegation from French Polynesia

Video Report
20-22 August 2019 Outwards# 5th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum on Global Health, Nadi, Fiji Hon Michael Woodhouse MP NZ MP heads to Asia-Pacific forum on health impacts of climate change
22 August 2019 Inwards Germany Ulrich Lechte, MP  
23 August 2019 Inwards United States of America Senator Jerry Moran
Senator John Thune
Senator Richard Burr
Senator Tim Scott
Senator James Lankford

 
23-28 August 2019 Inwards Portugal Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Wellington Eduardo Ferro Rodrigue, President of the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal
Isabel Pires MA
Berta Cabral MA
Marcos Perestrello MA
New Zealand Speaker welcomes Portuguese counterpart 
25-30 August 2019 Inwards 13th Australian Political Exchange Council Delegation to New Zealand. Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch Senator James Paterson  
7-15 September 2019 Outwards# American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) delegation.  Washington DC and State of Colorado Priyanca Radhakrishnan MP
Darroch Ball MP
Dan Bidois MP
Simeon Brown MP
Willow-Jean Prime MP
Nicola Willis MP
Young New Zealand parliamentarians to learn from exchange with the US

Video Report
9-10 August 2019 Outwards# Sixth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians, Asuncion, Paraguay Chris Bishop MP Youth empowerment, media freedom on agenda for NZ MPs at parliamentary conferences
9-11 September 2019 Outwards# British group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union:  International Parliamentary Seminar on Media Freedom and the Protection of Journalists Gareth Hughes MP Youth empowerment, media freedom on agenda for NZ MPs at parliamentary conferences
9-13 September 2019 Inwards Cook Islands Tangata Vainerere, Clerk of the Parliament of the Cook Islands   
10-12 September 2019 Outwards# Conference of Pacific Islands Parliament Group, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia Adrian Rurawhe MP NZ Assistant Speaker to gain valuable insights into Pacific Ocean and fisheries

Video Report
11 September 2019 Inwards New South Wales, Australia Ray Williams MLA, Parliament of New South Wales, Australia  
16-18 September
2019
 Inwards Fijian Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee. Alexander O'Connor MP
Selai Adimaitoga MP
Dr Salik Govind MP
Anare Jale MP
Lenora Qereqeretabua MP
 
18
September
2019
Inwards New Caledonia MP Caroline Machoro-Reginer MP  
18 - 21 September 2019  Inwards Inter-Parliamentary Union Pacific Seminar on engaging Parliaments in the Pacific Region in the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (disarmament and non-proliferation) and UN Office for Disarmament Affairs on Biological Weapons Convention in the Pacific Fiji:
Hon Alexander O'Connor MP
Hon Selai Adimaitoga MP
Hon Dr Salik Govind MP
Hon Anare Jale MP
Hon Lenora Qereqeretabua MP
Kiribati:
Hon Natan Teewe MP
Hon Alexander Teabo MP
New Caledonia:
Caroline Machoro-Reigner MP
Niue:
Hon Mona Ainu'u MP
Samoa:
Hon Toomata Aki Tuipea MP
Solomon Islands:
Hon Peter Kenilorea Jnr MP
Timor-Leste
Hon Aderito Hugo de Costa MP
Tonga:
Hon Samiu Vaipulu MP
Tuvalu:
Hon Isaia Vaipuna Taape MP
Vanuatu:
Hon Kenneth Natapai MP
Hon Edwin Amblus Macreveth MP
NZ Parliament and IPU hold security seminar for Pacific region parliaments


21 September - 3 October 2019 Outwards# 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Kampala. Uganda; South Africa and Lesotho Clayton Mitchell MP 
Hon Maggie Barry MP
Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki MP
New Zealand MPs to participate in Commonwealth parliamentary gathering

Video Report
1-4 October 2019 Inwards Vice President of the German Bundestag, Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington Thomas Oppermann MP  
2-4 October 2019 Outwards# Australasian Study of Parliaments Group, Canberra, ACT, Australia Todd Muller MP
Adrian Rurawhe MP
 
8-9 October 2019 Outwards# Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Australia Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Barbara Kuriger MP  
13-17 October 2019 Outwards# 141st Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Belgrade, Serbia; and Belgian, Wallonia and Flemish (Vlaams) Parliaments; European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium; and National Assembly, Parliament of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary  Hon Anne Tolley MP
Rt Hon David Carter MP
Hon Paul Goldsmith MP
Kieran McAnulty MP
NZ parliamentary delegation to meet European counterparts

Video Report
30 October -1 November 2019 Outwards# Speaker's Delegation to the Kingdom of Tonga and the Republic of Fiji Rt Hon Trevor Mallard MP
Adrian Rurawhe MP  Hon Tim Macindoe MP Jo Hayes MP Harete Hipango MP
Women a focus for Speaker’s second Pacific delegation

Radio New Zealand coverage
1-3 November 2019 Outwards# Conference on Women's Political Participation, Istanbul, Turkey Hon Anne Tolley MP Enhancing women’s political participation the focus of upcoming events
5-8 November 2019 Outwards# Pacific Women in Power, Brisbane, Australia Hon Anne Tolley MP Willow-Jean Prime MP Enhancing women’s political participation the focus of upcoming events
7-9 November 2019 Outwards# 15th Biennial Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees Conference, Canberra, Australia Rt Hon David Carter MP
Tamati Coffey MP
Finance committees gather to discuss accountability, engagement
17-24 November 2019 Outwards# New Zealand-South and South East Asia Parliamentary Friendship Group, India and Indonesia Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP
Greg O'Connor MP

Hon Tim Macindoe MP
Melissa Lee MP
 Parliamentary friendship group to strengthen New Zealand’s relations in South and South East Asia

Video Report
18 November 2019 Inwards Bangladesh Commerce Minister, Wellington Hon Tipu Munshi 
 
19 November 2019 Inwards  Australian Senate, Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters  Senator the Hon Zed Seselja  
18-21 November 2019 Outwards# CPA Regional Conference, Adelaide, Australia Angie Warren-Clark MP
Matt King MP
New Zealand MPs head to Commonwealth events aimed at strengthening parliaments
19-21 November 2019 Inwards Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies Deputy Speaker, Wellington Vojtěch Pikal, MP Vice President
Ondřej Veselý MP
Marek Benda MP
Jaroslav Bžoch MP
Vít Rakušan MP
Visit from Czech Republic coincides with 30th anniversary of ‘Velvet Revolution’

Video Report

Report on the visit

24-28 November 2019 Event 10th Commonwealth Youth Parliament, Delhi, India Eva Maffey
Jasper James
Young Kiwis head to India for the 10th Commonwealth Youth Parliament
24-29 November 2019 Outwards# Political Exchange with Australia, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney  Sarah Dowie MP
Matt Doocey MP
Brett Hudson MP
Harete Hipango MP
 
24-28 November 2019 Event 3rd Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand 33 Pacific MPs
- American Samoa
- Cook Islands
- Fiji
- French Polynesia
- Guam
- Kiribati
- New Caledonia
- Niue
- Palau
- Samoa
- Solomon Islands
- Tokelau
- Tonga
Emerging Pacific leaders to meet in New Zealand

Video Report
25-29 November 2019 Outwards# CPA UK Westminster Seminar, London, United Kingdom Dr Parmjeet Parmar MP
Raymond Huo MP
New Zealand MPs head to Commonwealth events aimed at strengthening parliaments
4-5 December 2019 Inwards Sarawak Public Accounts Committee delegation Ir Aidel Bin Lariwoo  MLA (Chairperson) 
Dato Ranum Anak Mina MLA
Encik Chiew Chiu Sing MLA
Encik Alexander Anak Vincent MLA
Encik See Chee How MLA
Encik Yussibnosh Balo MLA
Encik Mohd. Chee Bin Kadir MLA
Ir Lo Khere Chiang MLA
 
7-10 December Inwards Australian Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, Auckland and Wellington Senator Catryna Bilyk
Andrew Laming MP
Tony Zappia MP
Pat Conagha
Border integrity and anti-corruption focus for Australian visit to New Zealand

Australian Joint Committee for LEI report
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