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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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