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Speaker to lead parliamentary delegation to Ethiopia

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 9:45 am | Office of the Speaker

Forging new parliamentary relationships in countries where ties have not been strong, while advocating for enhanced business, education, and cultural ties, is the focus of an upcoming delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard. More >>

New Zealand MPs participate in global forum for democracy

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 9:02 am | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand MPs participate in global forum to advance democracy, human rights, and peace More >>

Statement of thanks for condolence messages

Monday, 18 March 2019, 2:26 pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard would like to express his sincere gratitude for the condolence messages received from Parliaments across the world in the wake of the terror attack in Christchurch on Friday March 15 2019. More >>

Financial scrutiny and regional networks on agenda

Monday, 18 February 2019, 9:59 am | Office of the Speaker

This week, Andrew Bayly MP, member of the Finance and Expenditure Committee, and Mark Patterson MP, member of the Primary Production Committee, will attend the Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees Regional Workshop for the Pacific, being ... More >>

Fijian women parliamentarians team up with NZ counterparts

Monday, 18 February 2019, 9:59 am | Office of the Speaker

This week, New Zealand will be hosting eight women members from the Parliament of Republic of Fiji. The visit is part of an ongoing programme of parliamentary capacity and relationship building between members of Parliament in the Pacific region. More >>

Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives appointed

Monday, 11 February 2019, 4:40 pm | Office of the Speaker

Suze Jones has been appointed Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives. Her appointment took effect today, 11 February 2019, for a term of seven years. More >>

New Zealand parliamentary forum delegation

Monday, 7 January 2019, 1:23 pm | Office of the Speaker

• The meeting provides parliamentarians with the knowledge and strategies to build more peaceful and stable societies More >>

Speaker to grow connections in Malta and Germany

Monday, 7 January 2019, 10:53 am | Office of the Speaker

• Speaker Rt Hon Trevor Mallard will represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers in Malta More >>

Kiwi to join other young MPs at global conference

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:19 am | Office of the Speaker

This week Azerbaijan will host the fifth Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in their capital city Baku. Hosted jointly by the IPU and the National Assembly of the Republic of Azerbaijan, this year’s conference ... More >>

Tongan Speaker’s visit

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 12:52 pm | Office of the Speaker

Lord Fakafanua, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, along with a delegation of Tongan MPs and officials, are visiting as official guests of the New Zealand Parliament from 10 December to 14 December 2018. More >>

General Manager of Parliamentary Service Appointed

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 11:08 am | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, says he is delighted to announce the appointment of Rafael Gonzalez-Montero to the position of General Manager of the Parliamentary Service. More >>

Review to examine bullying and harassment at Parliament

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:43 am | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House Rt Hon Trevor Mallard has today announced that an independent external review into bullying and harassment of staff at Parliament will take place over the coming months. More >>

Pacific region Speakers gather in Canberra

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:29 am | Office of the Speaker

Deputy Speaker Hon Anne Tolley MP is in Canberra this week participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Study Programme for Speakers of Pacific Parliaments. The programme is hosted by the Parliament of Australia, and brings together eight speakers, deputy ... More >>

New Zealand to strengthen parliamentary expertise

Monday, 19 November 2018, 12:04 pm | Office of the Speaker

Maureen Pugh MP will represent New Zealand this week at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Fundamentals Programme on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure in Johannesburg, South Africa. More >>

Sports Diplomacy strengthens NZ-Japan Relationship

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 5:22 pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, and senior Member of Parliament, Hon Gerry Brownlee, will undertake the first official parliamentary visit to Japan since 2013 later this week. More >>

Parliamentarians to attend major global conference

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:32 am | Office of the Speaker

Deputy Speaker, Hon Anne Tolley is leading a five-member delegation to Geneva, Switzerland, to the 139th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly from 13 to 18 October 2018. More >>

Complaint laid for activity on Parliament grounds

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 5:14 pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard has today laid a formal complaint with Police and the Department of Conservation regarding an action on Parliament grounds on Wednesday 12th September. More >>

Inquiry called off

Friday, 24 August 2018, 12:52 pm | Office of the Speaker

Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the House, has called off the inquiry into the source of the leak of National Party travel and accommodation expenses that was to have been undertaken by Michael Heron QC. More >>

Michael Heron QC appointed to conduct inquiry

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:19 am | Office of the Speaker

Trevor Mallard today announced that Michael Heron QC would conduct the inquiry into the leaking of Parliamentary Service information containing National Party travel and accommodation expenses. More >>

Australia’s approach to tackling Child Poverty

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:16 am | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand’s Social Services and Community Committee is across the ditch this week exploring Australia’s innovative models of service delivery for children and families experiencing severe material hardship and deprivation. The objective of ... More >>

 

 

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