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Quicklinks: NZ government & parliament
Resources relating to parliament
This section focuses on the law-making role of parliament. For a broader view of parliament, look at the NZ Parliament subject guide.
The best source of information about or created by parliament is the New Zealand Parliament site (www.parliament.nz). Most of the links below are within that site.
The Central Library holds hardcopy parliamentary materials, including time-periods not online. See map.
New Zealand Parliament
Information about our MPs, parties, electorates, parliament and parliamentary business (including Bills, Select Committees, Hansard, journals, papers and petitions)
New Zealand Parliament - bills
Searchable database; contains information about the progress of the bill; provides links to the bill itself and to related documents including Hansard debates and Bills Digests.
New Zealand Parliament - Standing Orders
Standing Orders of the House of Representatives are the rules of procedure for the House and its committees.
New Zealand Parliament Hansard via Knowledge Basket
Click on Databases > NZ Legislation. Access to the debates starts from 1988-
Parliamentary Hansard Reports
Hansard is the official report of debate in the House of Representatives. It’s produced by editors, who go into the debating chamber and report what members of Parliament (MPs) say. Fully searchable 2003 onwards.
The Parliamentary Bulletin is published at the end of each sitting week. It contains information about the business of the House and its committees from that week and any prior non-sitting weeks. The Parliamentary Bulletin includes the Journal, information about select committees and their business, the weekly progress of legislation (a record of all bills that have been or are before the House for the current Parliament), and the Leader of the House’s Business statement which briefly outlines bills for consideration in the next sitting week
Parliamentary practice in New Zealand
Online version of David McGee's book.
Resources relating to government
Contains descriptive information about historic data created by the Government.
Beehive - Latest News From the Beehive
Information about Ministers, their portfolios; major Government initiatives and policies; speeches, press releases.
New Zealand Law Commission Twitter feed