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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 >>

Young political leaders to broaden understanding of NZ

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 11:05 am | Office of the Speaker

Seven young political and policy leaders from the USA are visiting New Zealand this week. More >>

Mexican Senate President visits after Mexican Elections

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 9:51 am | Office of the Speaker

The President of the Mexican Senate, Senator Ernesto Cordero, is visiting New Zealand as a Guest of the New Zealand Parliament this week. More >>

NZ Joins Women Political Leaders From Across the Globe

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:52 pm | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand Joins Women Political Leaders From Across the Globe to Share Momentum for Change More >>

MPs elected to leading Inter-Parliamentary Union roles

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 3:35 pm | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand MPs have been elected to two significant roles at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the global body that brings together over 170 national parliaments. More >>

Former Speaker to take part in mission

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 10:48 am | Office of the Speaker

The former Speaker Rt Hon David Carter MP will this week be part of an Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians mission to the Maldives, at the invitation of the IPU Secretary General and in cooperation with the People’s ... More >>

Women Political Leaders Global Forum

Monday, 27 November 2017, 3:43 pm | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand Member of Parliament Barbara Kuriger will join over 250 women leaders from around the world at the annual Women Political Leaders Global Summit in Iceland this week. More >>

Deputy Speakers from Pacific Region gather

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 3:50 pm | Office of the Speaker

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

New Zealand’s interests promoted on the world stage

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:44 am | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, is leading a delegation, including Sarah Dowie MP (National) and Peeni Henare MP (Labour), to the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in St Petersburg Russia from 13 to 19 October 2017. More >>

   

 

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