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  • The Chamber
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    09 August 2006
    The Chamber, where the House of Representatives sits to debate bills and consider parliamentary business, is at the heart of Parliament House. The Chamber has a raised roof above galleries that circle the debating floor below. It is grandly furnished with historically significant artefacts, rimu timbers, thick green carpets and green leather seats, and a series of backlit stained glass panels.
  • Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga – a special place at Parliament
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    13 September 2019
    There’s no doubt that you are approaching a special place as you near Maui Tikitiki-a-Taranga, the Māori Affairs select committee room.
  • Matangireia - former Māori Affairs Committee Room
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    09 August 2006
    This special room was dedicated to the Māori Affairs Committee when Parliament House was completed in 1922. The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Massey.
  • Pacific Room
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    01 September 2006
    The Pacific Room in Parliament House was established to recognise the contribution Pacific peoples make to New Zealand society and Parliament. It was officially dedicated by the Speaker, Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt, in February 2002. Tangata Whenua, Pacific community leaders, Pacific leaders, and members of Parliament participated in a special ceremony.
  • Galleria
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    09 August 2006
    The Galleria provides an important and attractive thoroughfare through Parliament House. It is four storeys high, 30 metres long, and five metres wide. A similar area on the other side of Parliament House forms a large conservatory that contains a collection of native New Zealand ferns.
  • Grand Hall
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    09 August 2006
    The 27-metre long Grand Hall on the first floor of Parliament House was carefully restored during the 1992-1995 Parliament House refurbishments. The arched stained glass windows and stained glass ceiling domes are designed so that lighting behind them enhances the decor of the room.
  • Legislative Council Chamber
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    09 August 2006
    The Legislative Council Chamber is the room where New Zealand's Upper House (called the Legislative Council) met until January 1951 when the Upper House was abolished.
  • Rainbow Room
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    09 July 2019
    The New Zealand Parliament’s "Rainbow Room" first opened more than ten years ago when then Speaker Hon Margaret Wilson approved the dedication of one of Parliament’s 11 select committee meeting rooms to the nation’s gay, lesbian, and trans-gender community and to their contribution to New Zealand society.
  • Women’s Suffrage Room
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    04 March 2020
    The suffragists and 149 women MPs who gave New Zealand’s women a voice within Parliament are celebrated in this select committee meeting room.