Our House is your house
How laws are made
New laws begin their life as a bill. After stages of careful consideration and acceptance by Parliament they'll become a law that affects everyone. Take a closer look at how laws are made in New Zealand.
Your Parliament makes decisions that affects you. For Parliament to work effectively it needs you to take part. There's a lot of different ways you can get involved with our work. Some of these include voting in elections, getting in touch with an MP, having your say to a select committee or petitioning Parliament with an issue you care about.
Contact an MP
MPs are your representatives in Parliament. You can contact them at Parliament or at their electorate or community offices
There are five parliamentary parties in the 52nd Parliament. These are the Act Party, Green Party, Labour Party, National Party and the New Zealand First Party.