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.
Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand is a comprehensive guides to the rules, practices and procedures of our Parliament. It is available as webpages, as downloadable PDFs and in book format (McGee, David, Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand, 3rd ed., Dunmore Publishing Limited, Wellington, 2005).
Time limits; number of speakers; obtaining the call; languages; contents of speeches; unparliamentary language; references to judges, and sub judice rule; interjections; interruption and adjournment of debate