Posters and infographics
Parliament's Financial Scrutiny Cycle
This infographic explains the continuous financial scrutiny cycle.
How a Bill becomes law
This flow-chart shows how a Bill becomes law in New Zealand.
Working with Select Committees
This step-by-step guide describes the progress of a typical Government Bill through a select committee. It features a checklist of tasks that advisers complete at each stage of the select committee process.
The sitting calendar shows which weeks Parliament will be meeting. It's an essential tool for anyone working with Parliament.
Books and guides
Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand
Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand, or PPNZ, is a comprehensive guide 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, 4th ed., edited by Mary Harris and David Wilson. Oratia Books, Auckland, 2017; ISBN 978-0-947506-24-7, Ebook ISBN 978-0-947506-27-8.
Our website is constantly being updated with interesting articles about our Parliament. Keep an eye on the Features page to learn more about the huge variety of things that go on here.
Introduction to Parliament
The Members' Bill Ballot
Guides on parliamentary business for members.
- Members' Guide to the House
- Drafting Members' Bills and Amendments
- Members' Guide to Select Committees
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If you have a question that these resources don't answer, feel free to contact us at OOC.Education@parliament.govt.nz. We'll help you find out what you need to know.