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.
This page provides pdf versions of each of the parliamentary procedural guides listed. Hard copies of those prepared for the general public and public servants are available free of charge from the Office of the Clerk.
This guide is intended to assist members of Parliament, particularly those newly elected, in understanding their role as members of the House of Representatives. It includes material relating to legal and ethical obligations and the functions of the House of Representatives.
These guidelines, published by the State Service Commission, provide guidance for public servants about their relationships with select committees. Public servants attending a select committee as a witness or an adviser will find these guidelines helpful.
This booklet is designed to help those making a complaint to the Regulations Review Committee to prepare it in a form that contains all the necessary information and is easily understood by the members of the committee.