5 Dec 2023

Protest greets new MPs before swearing in at Parliament

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 5 December 2023

Protest has coloured the opening day of Parliament this term, with activists gathering outside the halls of power and Te Pati Maori MPs going off script inside.

Today was the swearing-in ceremony for all MPs, but not all were happy with the oaths required to the monarch King Charles.

Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.