A House of Representatives should, ideally, be just that. It should be a place in which all strands of society can have their voices heard, and in which a common purpose is forged. Domestic and international political ideas influence the approach of New Zealand’s House of Representatives.
How Parliament works
contains briefings on how New Zealand’s Parliament is elected, who
its members are and what they do, how it operates, and how your voice
can be heard within it. Many of these briefings have come from the Parliamentary
agencies themselves - updated over the five initial editions of the Guide
since it was first published in 1990 by Asia Pacific Economic News Ltd
in consultation with the New Zealand Parliamentary Service.
Asia Pacific Economic
News Ltd, DecisionMaker Publications and the Centre for Citizenship Education
have brought additional resources together to help give you the knowledge
you need to ensure your voice is heard.
Updated 21 December 2005
Parliamentary debating chamber, Parliament buildings, Wellington