Parliament

Green Party drops male co-leader rule, adds Māori requirement

The party says it is committed to leadership opportunities for non-binary and intersex people.

Winston Peters' Parliament trespass notice withdrawn by Speaker

He was among five people who had their Parliamentary trespass notices withdrawn.

Winston Peters says he’s been trespassed from Parliament for protest visit

Yesterday, former National MP Matt King said he'd been banned after being identified as a protester.

Person arrested after trying to drive car into police during anti-mandate protest

Three officers need medical care after being sprayed with an unknown substance by protesters.

Anti-vaccine-mandate protesters occupy Parliament: a timeline of the last 3 days

They’ve set up an illegal tent city, blocked off streets, and 120 have been arrested.

What you need to know about Christopher Luxon, the new leader of the National Party

The National Party has voted for Christopher Luxon as its new leader.

83% of trans or non-binary people have the incorrect gender on their birth certificate. A proposed…

A look into proposed law changes to Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act.

Sexual assault laws changing to require consent in NSW

The new model means a person must do or say something to affirm consent before sex occurs. In New Zealand, laws governing consent only stipulate when…

NZ’s 120 MPs own 248 properties between them

Owning property is supremely popular with our MPs, according to the latest list of parliamentarians’ investments and properties. Many own multiple places, with one National MP…

Should Aotearoa cut ties with the Queen?

Is it time to cut ties with the Queen? We take a deep dive into all sides of this issue.

Meet your new Māori MPs

Plus words of advice from Kiri Allan who was in their position three years ago.

I don't know anything about politics: how did the election just get moved?

Just how exactly was the election day moved, and what does "dissolution of Parliament" even mean?

I don’t know anything about politics: what do the parties stand for?

My feed's been spammed by so many political scandals I don’t know what each party stands for anymore

The world’s first trans MP: Georgina Beyer

Georgina Beyer is a groundbreaking, fearless woman; never afraid to speak her mind and stand up for what she believes in 👏👏👏

Chlöe Swarbrick's maiden speech

Aotearoa's youngest MP in 42 years, Chlöe Swarbrick, used her maiden speech in Parliament to address mental health and the importance of kindness.

Re:visit - Parliament erupts into song when same-sex marriage is legalised in NZ

In 2013 same-sex marriage was legalised in Aotearoa and Parliament burst into a moving rendition of Pokarekare Ana.