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Speaker-led Delegation Heads To Asia

Friday, 5 July 2024, 3:34 pm | Office of the Speaker

“The focus of the delegation is parliamentary diplomacy as well as business development and to build cultural understanding.” More >>

Law And Order, Finance, And Defence A Focus For Ukrainian Parliamentary Delegation To New Zealand

Monday, 29 April 2024, 8:52 am | Office of the Speaker

A delegation from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukraine’s unicameral legislative body) will arrive in New Zealand for a week-long guest of Parliament visit where they will attend engagements in Auckland, Wellington, Waikato, and the Manawatū. More >>

Face-to-face Diplomacy Key Aim Of Speaker’s First Delegation To The Pacific

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 4:21 pm | Office of the Speaker

It has been a number of years since a Parliamentary delegation has visited the two countries, which are both self-governing states in free association with New Zealand, and is the first Speaker's delegation to the Pacific in the 54th Parliament. More >>

Education And Business On The List For Viet Nam Delegation To New Zealand

Monday, 5 December 2022, 3:27 pm | Office of the Speaker

Business, education, and trade are at the forefront of discussion for the National Assembly of Viet Nam’s delegation to New Zealand Parliament this week. Led by His Excellency Mr Vương Đình Hu, President of the National Assembly of Viet Nam, ... More >>

MPs To Gain First-hand Experience Of Australian State Elections On Exchange

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 9:58 am | Office of the Speaker

Members of Parliament travel across the Tasman this week to learn more about Australia’s federal and state political and electoral systems. The delegation includes Naisi Chen MP , Nicola Grigg MP and Joseph Mooney MP and will go to Adelaide, Melbourne, ... More >>

Sustainable Development In The Wake Of COVID-19 To Be Discussed At 30th Annual Meeting Of Asia-Pacific Parliament Forum

Friday, 21 October 2022, 9:53 am | Office of the Speaker

Parliamentarians from New Zealand will join their counterparts from the Asia-Pacific region to share experiences about pandemic responses and discuss ways to refocus on national development in a world with COVID-19. The cross-party delegation of Members ... More >>

Review Of Parliamentary Workplace Culture Improvements Announced

Friday, 14 October 2022, 12:43 pm | Office of the Speaker

A review of the improvements to the parliamentary workplace culture over the past three years has been announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In 2019, Parliament commissioned the Independent External Review into Bullying and Harassment ... More >>

Gender Equality Major Topic For MPs Attending 145th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly

Friday, 7 October 2022, 9:01 am | Office of the Speaker

A cross-party delegation of members of Parliament (MPs) will join nearly 1200 other participants attending the 145th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, being held in Kigali, Rwanda. The New Zealand delegation is Vanushi Walters MP (Head of Delegation), ... More >>

Diversity And Inclusion In Focus For Upcoming Latin American Delegation

Friday, 30 September 2022, 10:27 am | Office of the Speaker

Trade, education, agriculture, and human rights will be at the forefront of the upcoming Speaker’s delegation to Latin America. The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt Hon Adrian Rurawhe will lead an inter-parliamentary delegation to Argentina, Uruguay, ... More >>

Indigenous Issues, Climate Change, And Artificial Intelligence On The Agenda For Canadian Political Exchange

Friday, 23 September 2022, 3:46 pm | Office of the Speaker

A cross-party delegation of Members of Parliament (MPs) is heading to Canada for a week-long political exchange. The purpose of the delegation is for members to gain a better understanding of the bilateral relationship between the two countries, and ... More >>

Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Acknowledges The Death Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Friday, 9 September 2022, 3:26 pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Rt Hon Adrian Rurawhe, has expressed his condolences for the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. “On behalf of the Office of Speaker and New Zealand House of Representatives, I express my condolences ... More >>

Speaker Apologises Over Parliament Trespass Notice Issued To Rt Hon Winston Peters

Thursday, 25 August 2022, 3:52 pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives has apologised for a trespass notice issued to former Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Winston Peters. The Speaker has also retracted and apologised for comments which related to Mr Peters in a 4 May ... More >>

Protests On Parliament Grounds

Friday, 19 August 2022, 4:58 pm | Office of the Speaker

Protests are vital for democracy, and as such are welcome on Parliament Grounds, says the Speaker of the House Rt Hon Trevor Mallard. “While Parliament grounds remain open to the public, there are some restrictions placed on their use for the ... More >>

Former Auditor-General Appointed As Independent Commissioner For Parliamentary Standards Appointed

Friday, 19 August 2022, 12:25 pm | Office of the Speaker

Former Auditor-General Lyn Provost has been appointed as the new independent Commissioner for Parliamentary Standards . Parliament established the role in June 2022 following consultation as part of its programme to improve the parliamentary workplace. The ... More >>

Committee Delegation To Strengthen Ties With Fiji

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 11:14 am | Office of the Speaker

Strengthening ties in the Pacific is at the forefront of the first select committee delegation of the 53rd Parliament. The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee travels to Fiji this week to meet with members of the Parliament of the Republic ... More >>

Revitalising Democracy Aim Of Australia, New Zealand, And Pacific Parliaments Conference

Friday, 1 July 2022, 11:08 am | Office of the Speaker

Strengthening democracy to face modern challenges in the Australasia and Pacific regions will be a key focus for a New Zealand parliamentary delegation at an international conference this week. The delegation is attending the 51st Presiding Officers and ... More >>

Impact Of War In Ukraine On Defence, Energy, And Trade Likely To Dominate Inter-parliamentary Discussion In Europe

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 3:07 pm | Office of the Speaker

Impact of war in Ukraine on defence, energy, and trade likely to dominate inter-parliamentary discussion in Europe Defence, energy, free trade agreement, and regional security are on the agenda for a parliamentary delegation heading to Europe this week. The ... More >>

Statement From Trevor Mallard

Monday, 13 June 2022, 3:10 pm | Office of the Speaker

“On Friday I advised the Governor General of my intention to resign from the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives in August,” Trevor Mallard said. “I have had the honour of being unanimously elected three times by the House as a presiding ... More >>

Budget 2022 Includes Funding For New Parliament Buildings

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:59 pm | Office of the Speaker

Funding toward new parliamentary buildings has been announced as part of Budget 2022. This funding is earmarked to develop a new building for MPs and staff on the carpark behind Parliament House, and a new secure deliveries building. The annexe ... More >>

2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 5:34 am | Office of the Speaker

11 May The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022. The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, ... More >>





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