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.
The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee looks at issues related to customs, defence, disarmament and arms control, foreign affairs, trade, and veterans’ affairs. Check out this page to find out what the committee is currently looking at and how you can have your say.