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Polish Senate Marshal visits Parliament

Friday, 20 June 2014, 10:14 am | Office of the Speaker

The Marshal (Speaker) of the Polish Senate, His Excellency Mr Bogdan Borusewicz MP, is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand Parliament from this weekend. More >>

NZ Parliament hosts study for Pacific parliamentary staff

Monday, 16 June 2014, 9:37 am | Office of the Speaker

Parliamentary staff from across the Pacific will be hosted by the Office of the Clerk for the 4th New Zealand Parliamentary Study Programme being held in Wellington from 16 to 20 June 2014. More >>

Republic of Union of Myanmar Speaker of Upper House visits

Friday, 16 May 2014, 2:56 pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw (House of Nationalities) His Excellency U Khin Aung Myint is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand Parliament from this weekend. More >>

Australian Committee Delegation Visit

Friday, 2 May 2014, 5:01 pm | Office of the Speaker

A delegation from the Australian Senate References Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade is visiting Parliament from Saturday 3 May – Friday 9 May 2014. The visit is part of an annual exchange of select committees between the New Zealand ... More >>

NZ congratulates Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretary-General

Friday, 21 March 2014, 4:03 pm | Office of the Speaker

The New Zealand Parliament today congratulates Mr Martin Chungong on his appointment to post of Secretary-General to the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Mr Chungong was elected at the 130th IPU Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland, 16 - 20 March 2014, at which ... More >>

MPs participate in Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 11:07 am | Office of the Speaker

A New Zealand delegation, led by Hon Tau Henare MP, will participate in the 130th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 16 - 20 March, Speaker Rt Hon David Carter announced today. More >>

New Zealand celebrates Commonwealth Day

Monday, 10 March 2014, 10:10 am | Office of the Speaker

Commonwealth Day will be celebrated on 10 March 2014 and two young New Zealanders, Tehnuka Ilanko, a PhD student at Cambridge University, and Tredegar Hall, a Master’s degree graduate from Waikato University, will be representing New Zealand at this ... More >>

Republic of Korean Speaker visits Parliament

Monday, 17 February 2014, 11:28 am | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Kang Chang-hee, is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand Parliament this week. More >>

NZ MPs participate in Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly

Friday, 27 September 2013, 10:03 am | Office of the Speaker

Three New Zealand members of Parliament will participate in the 129th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 4 - 10 October, Speaker Rt Hon David Carter announced today. More >>

Parliament Access Card Holders

Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 5:09 pm | Office of the Speaker

Parliament’s Speaker, Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith, today released the full list of members of the public who hold access cards to Parliament approved by the Speaker’s Office. More >>

Young parliamentarians to learn about US political process

Friday, 13 April 2012, 3:48 pm | Office of the Speaker

A group of six young New Zealand parliamentarians have the great opportunity to strengthen their understanding of democratic principles and develop their knowledge of international relations on an upcoming visit to the United States of America. More >>

Funding Decision For Mojo Mathers

Friday, 9 March 2012, 11:23 am | Office of the Speaker

9 March 2012 Parliament’s Speaker, Lockwood Smith, says that having complied with all legal requirements he is now in a position to make a final decision regarding funding support for Mojo Mathers. “Mojo Mathers is being provided with the services ... More >>

Breach of rules for filming of Parliament

Friday, 7 October 2011, 2:40 pm | Office of the Speaker

Following a breach of the House's rules for the filming of the proceedings of the House, the Speaker of the House of Representatives has suspended the privileges of the New Zealand Herald's membership of the Parliamentary Press Gallery from Monday ... More >>

Speakers’ delegation visit boosts NZ – Latin America ties

Thursday, 9 June 2011, 3:44 pm | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand’s political and economic ties with Latin America gained a valuable boost from the recent visit to the continent by a Parliamentary delegation, The Speaker, Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith, said today. More >>

Returning Maori Head to Be Accompanied by French Senators

Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 12:39 pm | Office of the Speaker

A delegation of members of the France–New Zealand Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Senate of France will be visiting Parliament from Wednesday, 11 May for three days, Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives ... More >>

Parliamentarians bound for Mexico and Panama

Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:22 am | Office of the Speaker

A New Zealand parliamentary delegation led by Hon Pete Hodgson will meet with Mexican parliamentarians in Mexico City, prior to their attendance at the 124th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Panama City, Panama, the Speaker, Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood ... More >>

Investigation – Pansy Wong MP and Sammy Wong

Friday, 3 December 2010, 11:23 am | Office of the Speaker

An independent investigation has found no evidence of systemic abuse of the parliamentary international air travel rebate by MP Pansy Wong or her husband Sammy Wong, Speaker of the House Dr the Rt Hon Lockwood Smith said today. More >>

New Zealand MPs present to CPA conference

Thursday, 4 November 2010, 3:19 pm | Office of the Speaker

Concerns about the lack of female representation in decision making positions in the Pacific Region has been raised by New Zealand member of Parliament Dr Jackie Blue at the Commonwealth Parliament Association (CPA) regional conference in Australia. More >>

MPs to participate in regional CPA Discussion

Monday, 1 November 2010, 2:59 pm | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand members of Parliament, Dr Jackie Blue MP and Charles Chauvel MP, will attend the 30th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Australian and Pacific Regional Conference in Canberra, Australian from 2 to 6 November 2010. More >>

MP to talk on participation of minorities

Monday, 1 November 2010, 12:21 pm | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand member of Parliament, Rahui Katene, will present a paper on effective political participation of minorities and indigenous peoples at an international conference of parliamentarians in Chiapas, Mexico from 31 October to 3 November 2010. More >>

 

 

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