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Civil Defence Groups recognised at International Awards

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi has congratulated Civil Defence groups from Wellington and the Bay of Plenty who received awards at the 2018 International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Awards. More >>

NZ Parliament to celebrate Children’s Day 2018

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 10:19 am | New Zealand Parliament

On Sunday, 4 March New Zealand Parliament will celebrate Te Rā o ngā Tamariki, Children’s Day, with a range of fun, engaging activities for the whole family. More >>

Results of the members’ bill ballot for 11 August 2016

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Parliament

In a democratic process unique to the New Zealand Parliament – three bills were drawn from a biscuit tin at today’s members’ bill ballot. More >>

Govt family violence pilot steps up to be the difference

Monday, 4 July 2016, 11:36 am | New Zealand Parliament

Ministers today welcomed a new pilot in Christchurch which aims to ensure families experiencing family violence are safe and receive the services they need to prevent further harm. More >>

90,000 kids to receive a free book this week

Monday, 4 July 2016, 9:04 am | New Zealand Parliament

90,000 kids to receive a free book this week Around 90,000 New Zealand children will receive a free book as part of Government Book Week which begins today, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. Government Book Week is run by the Duffy Books in Homes programme. ... More >>

Department of Internal Affairs funding announced

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Parliament

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has had budget confirmed of $13.0 million operating funding over the next four years, and $3.4 million capital funding to continue developing its information and data portfolio. More >>

$1.9 million in support for young people in care

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says more than $1.9 million has been paid to support 1725 children and young people in care through the Extraordinary Care Fund. More >>

Parliament represented at Presiding Officers Conference

Monday, 30 June 2014, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Deputy Speaker, Eric Roy, and Deputy Clerk, Debra Angus, will represent the New Zealand Parliament at the 45th Conference of Presiding Officers and Clerks which is being held in Apia, Samoa this week. More >>

New Ambassador to Brazil named

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Parliament

New Ambassador to Brazil named Foreign Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Caroline Bilkey as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Brazil. “All eyes are currently on Brazil as they host the FIFA World Cup and prepare to host the 2016 Olympics,” ... More >>

New Zealand Parliamentarians to attend London seminar

Monday, 16 June 2014, 9:34 am | New Zealand Parliament

Members of Parliament Tim Macindoe and Andrew Williams will be in London this week attending the 63rd Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure. More >>

New Zealand Sign Language week at Parliament

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Parliament is working to mark New Zealand Sign Language week and enhance its engagement with the Deaf community. Users of NZSL are encouraged to take advantage of increased access to Parliament through the following activities. More >>

Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests 2014

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Parliament

The 2014 register of pecuniary interests of members of Parliament was presented to the House by the Speaker on Tuesday, 6 May. This register covers the period from 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014. More >>

Amendments support new border system

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 5:57 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Customs Minister Maurice Williamson has welcomed the passing of the second reading of the Border Processing (Trade Single Window and Duties) Bill. The Bill amends the Customs and Excise Act 1996 and the Biosecurity Act 1993 to support the implementation ... More >>

Rheumatic Fever Housing Prioritisation Extended

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 10:10 am | New Zealand Parliament

Families in the Bay of Plenty, Capital and Coast, Hawkes Bay, Hutt Valley, Lakes, Northland, Tairawhiti and Waikato district health board areas with children at risk of rheumatic fever will be fast-tracked to the top of the waiting list for state ... More >>

New Zealand to host Commonwealth Speakers conference

Monday, 9 December 2013, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers – from Australia to Zambia – are coming to New Zealand in January for the 22nd Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC). More >>

Webcasting of Select Committee Hearings

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 10:55 am | New Zealand Parliament

In this pilot, live coverage of some select committee hearings will be webcast to the parliament website. The purpose of the pilot is to test the appetite of committees, and the public, for webcasting of select committee hearings. More >>

Members' expense disclosure from 1 July to 30 September 2013

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Parliament

The expenses shown in the attached table were paid by the Parliamentary Service (air, surface travel, Wellington accommodation and non-Wellington accommodation) and the Office of the Clerk (inter-parliamentary travel) between 1 July and 30 September ... More >>

Successful petition triggers a citizens initiated referendum

Monday, 2 September 2013, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Parliament

A citizens initiated referendum about the sale of some State assets can proceed, as the petition calling for the referendum has now been certified as correct and meeting the threshold required by the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993. This ... More >>

CIR Petition of Roy Reid

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Petition of Roy Reid under the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993 asking if an indicative referendum should be held on the following question: More >>

Site Updates - - 2 Mar 2013

Monday, 4 March 2013, 9:57 am | New Zealand Parliament

Children’s Day is officially marked on Sunday 3 March, but the entire weekend will see communities get together across the country to celebrate children and positive parenting. “Hundreds of events are happening around the country this weekend to ... More >>