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Parliamentary friendship group to South and South East Asia

Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:20 am | Office of the Speaker

Co-Chairs of the South and South East Asia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Greg O’Connor MP (Labour) and Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP (National), are leading a delegation to Indonesia and India next week as part of the inaugural Parliamentary Friendship Group ... More >>

Speaker takes Parliament to New Plymouth

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:00 pm | Office of the Speaker

Speaker of the House Rt Hon Trevor Mallard is leading a delegation on Parliament’s Outreach programme to New Plymouth this Friday 15 November. More >>

Parliamentary outreach to land in Invercargill

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 3:05 pm | Office of the Speaker

Invercargill is the next stop for the Parliamentary Outreach programme, with a parliamentary group visiting this Friday 8 November. More >>

Finance committees gather to discuss accountability

Monday, 4 November 2019, 8:45 am | Office of the Speaker

Members of the New Zealand Finance and Expenditure Committee head to Canberra this week for the 15th Biennial Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees Conference. The delegation consists of MPs Rt Hon David Carter (National) and Tamati Coffey (Labour). ... More >>

Enhancing women’s political participation the focus

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:33 am | Office of the Speaker

This coming week, members of the New Zealand Parliament will be involved in two events aimed at strengthening women’s political participation and recognising the importance of diversity in democratic institutions. In Turkey, Deputy Speaker Hon Anne Tolley ... More >>

Women a focus for Speaker’s second Pacific delegation

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 4:58 pm | Office of the Speaker

Speaker Rt Hon Trevor Mallard is leading a parliamentary delegation to the Kingdom of Tonga and the Republic of Fiji next week. This is the second delegation to the Pacific, following a visit to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands last year. More >>

Speaker welcomes decision on advertising videos

Friday, 18 October 2019, 3:25 pm | Office of the Speaker

Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard has welcomed the decision of the National Party to remove all advertising videos that breach Parliament’s Standing Orders. More >>

NZ parliamentary delegation to meet European counterparts

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 10:38 am | Office of the Speaker

Deputy Speaker Hon Anne Tolley is leading a delegation to Europe next week, with parliamentary visits, bilateral engagements, and an inter-parliamentary assembly on the agenda. More >>

Parliamentarians head to conference on navigating disruption

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 10:30 am | Office of the Speaker

Assistant Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, Adrian Rurawhe MP, and Todd Muller MP will attend the Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG) Annual Conference in Canberra, Australia from 2 to 4 October 2019. More >>

NZ Parliament and IPU hold security seminar for Pacific

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:10 pm | Office of the Speaker

This week, the New Zealand Parliament and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will jointly host a seminar on tackling the global spread of illicit weapons. More >>

Speaker’s Outreach comes to Wairarapa

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 1:50 pm | Office of the Speaker

Wairarapa is the next outreach stop for the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, who is taking two local MPs to engage with school students in the region. More >>

Youth empowerment, media freedom on agenda for NZ MPs

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 10:24 am | Office of the Speaker

Two New Zealand MPs are attending separate Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conferences this week, engaging in discussions on topics ranging from youth empowerment to media freedom. More >>

Young NZ parliamentarians to learn from exchange with US

Friday, 6 September 2019, 11:36 am | Office of the Speaker

Priyanca Radhakrishnan MP (Labour) is leading a New Zealand parliamentary delegation on the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) exchange in Washington DC and Colorado in the United States of America. More >>

Speaker to take Parliament to people of Hamilton

Friday, 30 August 2019, 10:07 am | Office of the Speaker

Hamilton students will have the chance to engage with the Speaker of the House and visiting MPs when Parliament comes to Hamilton on Monday 2 September. More >>

New Zealand Speaker welcomes Portuguese counterpart

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:48 am | Office of the Speaker

Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, welcomes the visit of His Excellency Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, President of the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal. More >>

NZ Parliament welcomes delegation from French Polynesia

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 12:07 pm | Office of the Speaker

The New Zealand Parliament welcomes a delegation from French Polynesia led by Gaston Tong Sang, President of French Polynesia’s National Assembly, this week. More >>

NZ MP heads to Asia-Pacific forum on climate change

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 9:36 am | Office of the Speaker

This week, Health Committee member Hon Michael Woodhouse will represent the New Zealand Parliament at the 5th Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health (APPFGH). This is a platform for parliamentarians in the Asia-Pacific to exchange ideas and ... More >>

Speaker names International Youth MP

Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:01 am | Office of the Speaker

The Rt Hon Trevor Mallard has today announced his Youth MP for the 2019 Youth Parliament. Mr Rayan Lootah hails from the United Arab Emirates and has been selected in a joint effort with the UAE Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Her Excellency Shamma Al ... More >>

Speaker and Clerk of the House to meet regional counterparts

Monday, 8 July 2019, 10:29 am | Office of the Speaker

Speaker Rt Hon Trevor Mallard and Clerk of the House David Wilson will join their counterparts from around the Pacific and Australia for the 50th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference. Taking place from 8 to 13 July, this year’s conference will ... More >>

Speaker to take Parliament to people of Dunedin

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 12:40 pm | Office of the Speaker

Dunedin residents will have the chance to engage with the Speaker of the House and visiting MPs when Parliament comes to Dunedin this Friday 28 June. More >>

 

 

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