Our Message for You | NZ Parliament

Our Message for You | NZ Parliament

Everyone here has a shared purpose. We come to work every day wanting to make Parliament stronger and to make New Zealand a better place. And recently it’s become clear that we also need to make Parliament a better and safer place to work. So the recent review has made some recommendations for a way […]

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Environment Committee | NZ Parliament

Environment Committee | NZ Parliament

My name’s Duncan Webb. I’m the Labour MP for Christchurch Central and the chair of the Environment Select Committee. The Environment Select Committee deals with a whole lot of different legislation in respect of both the environment and infrastructure as well. So we’re doing the Kāinga Ora—Homes and Communities Bill and also the zero carbon […]

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Youth Roundtable 2019 | NZ Parliament

Youth Roundtable 2019 | NZ Parliament

[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING]>>I just think it’s a fantastic opportunity to discuss children of Aotearoa in general and how important it is that they have access to their rights.>>I’m keen on being engaged in what will be my future, and this event is a way that I can contribute.>>I’m here today to make use of the […]

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Abortion Legislation Committee | NZ Parliament

Abortion Legislation Committee | NZ Parliament

My name is Ruth Dyson. I’m the member of Parliament for Port Hills. Earlier this month, the Hon Andrew Little, Minister of Justice, introduced legislation to Parliament, and Parliament established a new and special select committee to consider this legislation. The bill is about reforming our abortion law. It’s about decriminalising abortion. It’s about moving […]

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Transport and Infrastructure Committee | NZ Parliament

Transport and Infrastructure Committee | NZ Parliament

Hello, my name’s Darroch Ball. I’m the chair of the Transport and Infrastructure select committee. We welcome any submissions and petitions that you want to give to us. The Transport and Infrastructure select committee does some very important work. We hear from very important people in regards to the future of infrastructure in our country, […]

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64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference | NZ Parliament

64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference | NZ Parliament

I was very privileged to lead this delegation to Uganda for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. It’s a fantastic organisation that’s been around for over 109 years. Its purpose is to get better democracy throughout the Commonwealth. There were about 800 delegates, 2,000 people all up. And, for five days, we talked about accessibility and inclusivity […]

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Spotlight on Parliament: Oaths & Affirmations | NZ Parliament

Spotlight on Parliament: Oaths & Affirmations | NZ Parliament

>>JAY: On election night, after all the votes have been counted, a successful candidate doesn’t just automatically become an MP.>>TARA: Don’t they? >>No! They have to come to the debating chamber, here in Wellington, and swear.>>If you say so! [BLEEPED-OUT SWEARING]>>Uhh, not quite like that…>>Then what?>>Well, let’s find out. Haere mae ki te Tīwhiri Pāremata […]

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