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Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly to visit

Monday, 9 May 2016, 11:51 am | Office of the Speaker

His Excellency, Ismail Kahraman, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, and a delegation of parliamentarians, are visiting New Zealand as official guests of the New Zealand Parliament from 8 May to 11 May 2016. More >>

Parliament celebrates 10 years of NZ Sign Language

Friday, 6 May 2016, 2:39 pm | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is used by more than 20,000 Kiwis. It is 10 years since NZSL became an official language with the passing of the New Zealand Sign Language Bill in April 2006. To celebrate the decade and NZSL week from the 9 to 15 May, Parliament ... More >>

NZ takes part in global women leaders’ forum in Jordan

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 12:03 pm | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand Member of Parliament, Poto Williams, will be joining around four hundred women parliamentarians and leaders from around the world at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum Annual Summit, being held at the Jordanian Parliament, Amman, Jordan. More >>

Delegation from the National Assembly of France to visit NZ

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:23 pm | Office of the Speaker

Delegation of Parliamentarians from the National Assembly of France to visit the New Zealand Parliament More >>

Speaker’s Delegation to strengthen ties with Latin America

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 2:10 pm | Office of the Speaker

Strengthening New Zealand’s bilateral ties with Latin America will be the focus of a delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter MP, taking place in April 2016. The delegation includes Hon Maurice Williamson MP (National), Dr David Clark ... More >>

Increasing women’s economic empowerment across the Pacific

Friday, 1 April 2016, 2:44 pm | Office of the Speaker

Louisa Wall MP, Poto Williams MP, and Joanne Hayes MP, will join fellow parliamentarians from Pacific and Australian Parliaments when they meet in Apia, Samoa next week for the Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships (PWPP) Forum. The forum is part ... More >>

Australian Speaker to visit New Zealand

Friday, 1 April 2016, 2:34 pm | Office of the Speaker

The New Zealand Parliament will host the Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, Hon Tony Smith, and a cross party delegation of Members of Parliament next week. This will be Speaker Smith’s first official visit to New Zealand in his capacity ... More >>

NZ Parliament Engages on Sustainable Development

Monday, 14 March 2016, 1:35 pm | Office of the Speaker

NZ Parliament Engages on Sustainable Development Member of Parliament Jonathan Young is in London this week to take part in the International Parliamentary Conference on Sustainability, Energy and Development. The conference hosted by the United Kingdom ... More >>

Parliamentarians gather in Zambia

Monday, 14 March 2016, 1:34 pm | Office of the Speaker

Parliamentarians gather in Zambia Youth participation in politics will be on the agenda this week and next when Zambia hosts the third annual Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians closely followed by the 134th ... More >>

64th Westminster Seminar

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:06 pm | Office of the Speaker

Brett Hudson MP and Meka Whaitiri MP will be in London next week attending the 64th Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure. The seminar is an annual event run by the United Kingdom branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association ... More >>

President of the Senate of Australia visits New Zealand

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 9:52 am | Office of the Speaker

The President of the Australian Senate, Hon Stephen Parry, is visiting the New Zealand Parliament this week. As President of the Australian Senate, Hon Stephen Parry is interested in learning about parliamentary procedure in New Zealand, particularly ... More >>

Australian Joint Public Accounts Committee visits NZ

Friday, 18 September 2015, 4:33 pm | Office of the Speaker

A delegation from the Australian Joint Committee Public Accounts and Audit is visiting Parliament from Wednesday 23 to Thursday 24 September 2015. The visit is part of an annual exchange of select committees between the New Zealand and Australian Parliaments. More >>

Speakers gather to promote global peace and democracy

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 10:23 am | Office of the Speaker

Next week the New Zealand Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, will join more than 130 fellow Speakers at the Fourth World Conference of Speakers being held at the United Nations in New York. This unique forum is part of a series of high-level meetings leading ... More >>

Strengthening Financial Scrutiny in Pacific Parliaments

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 9:18 am | Office of the Speaker

The New Zealand Parliament will host a meeting of public accounts committees from the Pacific region this week. Committee chairpersons and members from eight legislatures will share experience and best practice of financial scrutiny. The regional meeting ... More >>

Young Australian political leaders visit New Zealand

Friday, 21 August 2015, 2:33 pm | Office of the Speaker

The New Zealand Parliament will host a delegation of young Australians from 22 to 28 August 2015. The delegation consists of six Australian political staff members and aims to provide development for young political leaders. More >>

Parliamentarians in Wellington for Human Rights conference

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 11:49 am | Office of the Speaker

The New Zealand Parliament is hosting a regional seminar for Australian and Pacific Members of Parliament focused on strengthening the role of parliamentarians in the promotion and protection of human rights. The regional seminar is being hosted in ... More >>

Women parliamentarians gather in Sydney for conference

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 3:42 pm | Office of the Speaker

Members of Parliament Jan Logie and Sue Moroney will be in Sydney this week representing the New Zealand Parliament at the inaugural conference of the Commonwealth Women’s Parliamentarians (CWP) Australia Region. More >>

Speaker to attend regional Presiding Officers Conference

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:01 am | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, will represent the New Zealand Parliament at the 46th Conference of Presiding Officers and Clerks being held in Hobart, Tasmania from 5 - 9 July. More >>

Enhancing global parliamentary connections with the Pacific

Friday, 19 June 2015, 3:58 pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter will welcome the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Martin Chungong and Speakers of the parliaments of the Cook Islands, the Republic of Fiji, Samoa, and the Kingdom of Tonga to New Zealand for a programme ... More >>

Virtual House: Release of the NZ Parliament App

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:39 pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon David Carter welcomes the release of an app that gives people easier access to MPs contact information and insights into Parliament. More >>

 

 

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