Te Tari o Te Mana Whakawā
The Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives is the highest officer elected by the House. The position is third most important constitutionally, after the Governor-General and the Prime Minister.
Tūranga o Te Mana Whakawā
The Speaker has always played a leading role inside and outside Parliament’s debating chamber. Discover more about the role, election and history of the Speaker.
Speakers of the House have the ability to open doors in international relationships. ‘Speaker-led diplomacy’ helps to advance New Zealand’s national interests by supporting greater understanding and cooperation between countries and parliaments.
Speaker’s Office Media Releases
Media releases, news updates ...catch up with the latest news from the Speaker.
The Speaker speaks for the New Zealand Parliament at national and international events. Read what the Speaker says on our Parliament’s behalf.
Speakers’ Rulings are decisions made by Speakers or Chairpersons in the House of Representatives that explain the application or understanding of Standing Orders and other important parliamentary precedents. Read the Speakers’ Rulings for an insight into the diverse work of Parliament.
Directions & determinations
Directions and determinations covers the funding provided to MPs and political parties. These include the salaries, superannuation, accommodation and travel for MPs. Some aspects also apply to former Prime Ministers and MPs' families.
Taking photos at Parliament
You should ask the Speaker for permission to take photos in Parliament's grounds. You must get the Speaker's permission to take photos inside Parliament Buildings.
Protests & demonstrations
Find out more about protesting at Parliament.
Press Gallery Membership
Press Gallery members are provided facilities at Parliament including a gallery above the Speaker where they can watch the proceedings in the House. To become a member of the press gallery, journalists must apply to be accredited to the Chair of the press gallery and then to the Speaker.
Annual reports and other corporate publications from the Office of the Speaker.
Parliamentary Service Commission
The Parliamentary Service Commission advises the Speaker about services to Parliament and MPs.
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