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New Measures To Cut Carbon At Parliament

Friday, 25 September 2020, 12:56 pm | Office of the Speaker

Parliament is introducing new measures that will further reduce its carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency on the parliamentary precinct in Wellington. With support provided through the clean-powered public service fund, Parliament will be installing ... More >>

Parliament Is Revamping Its Rules

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 4:19 pm | Office of the Speaker

Today, the Standing Orders Committee’s report on the review of Standing Orders was presented to the House. The Speaker of the House, the Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, chairs the committee. He said today that the 2020 review will make our rules more ... More >>

Joint PR - Commemorating Women MPs And The Bi-cultural Journey Taken To Get Them To Parliament

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 5:30 pm | Office of the Speaker

Office of the Speaker & Wellington Sculpture Trust: The Wellington Sculpture Trust, after working with Speaker Trevor Mallard, is to commission a sculpture to celebrate the journey the women of Aotearoa New Zealand made to become Members of ... More >>

New Zealand Represented At Global Cybersecurity Workshop

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 2:55 pm | Office of the Speaker

Andrew Falloon MP (National) will represent the New Zealand Parliament at a cybersecurity workshop being held in the United Kingdom this week. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK is hosting the global gathering, which brings together lawmakers from ... More >>

Speaker Welcomes European Parliament Delegation

Monday, 24 February 2020, 1:05 pm | Office of the Speaker

This week, Speaker of the House Rt Hon Trevor Mallard welcomes eight members of the European Parliament to the New Zealand Parliament. It is the first visit from the European Parliament since 2018. This delegation is being led by Ulrike Müller ... More >>

Tongan Constituency Office Staff Visit Their New Zealand Counterparts

Friday, 21 February 2020, 10:14 am | Office of the Speaker

Next week 6 Tongan parliamentary staff, working in constituency offices in Tonga, will visit New Zealand to spend time with their Kiwi counterparts learning about how our constituency offices work to support MPs and the local community. The concept ... More >>

Treaty Of Waitangi Settlements, Māori Entrepreneurship To Be Discussed

Monday, 17 February 2020, 11:49 am | Office of the Speaker

This week, a delegation from the congress of New Caledonia is visiting New Zealand. Congress president, Roch Wamytan is leading the delegation. Priorities for the visit include gaining an understanding of Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Māori entrepreneurship, ... More >>

Border integrity and anti-corruption focus for Aus visit

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:31 pm | Office of the Speaker

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Border integrity and anti-corruption focus for Australian visit to New Zealand) More >>

Change to VIP transport rate ensures consistency for all

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:00 am | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House Rt Hon Trevor Mallard has announced that the amount charged for Parliamentary usage of VIP transport has been rationalised. More >>

Young Kiwis head to India for Commonwealth Youth Parliament

Friday, 22 November 2019, 12:01 pm | Office of the Speaker

This week, two young New Zealanders, Jasper James (26) and Eva Maffey (22), will join counterparts from across the Commonwealth in Delhi, India for the 10th Commonwealth Youth Parliament. More >>

Emerging Pacific leaders to meet in New Zealand

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 4:19 pm | Office of the Speaker

Emerging political leaders from 15 Pacific countries and territories will be in New Zealand next week to meet with one and other, and their New Zealand counterparts, to discuss major challenges and opportunities in the Pacific. More >>

New play space makes Parliament more family-friendly

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 5:46 pm | Office of the Speaker

A new play space has opened on Parliament’s front lawn, to encourage families to visit Parliament and to make that experience more welcoming, enjoyable, and accessible, for children and adults alike. More >>

New Zealand MPs head to Commonwealth events

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 12:19 pm | Office of the Speaker

Over this week and next, New Zealand MPs will be heading to conferences on opposite sides of the world under the umbrella of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). More >>

Visit from Czech Republic, ‘Velvet Revolution’ anniversary

Monday, 18 November 2019, 1:21 pm | Office of the Speaker

A delegation from the Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies visits the New Zealand Parliament this week, coinciding with a significant milestone for the nation. More >>

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 >>