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The public aren't often allowed in the debating chamber but many have been in the second secret chamber without even realising. Phil Smith finds out how it works. Audio
Last week the OCR dropped 25 basis points. What is the OCR, why does it matter, how’s the Government involved, and why weren’t the basis points better attached? Audio
This week three MPs were booted from the debating chamber but was it a case of rule-breaking or bias? Audio
MPs have begun a 10 hour debate on whether or not public money was well spent in the 2017/2018 financial year. Audio
Billions of dollars are channeled by the government into public services every year and every year MPs question whether or not it was money well spent in the Annual Review Debate. Audio
The House rounds up some of the happenings at Parliament this week including a briefing on women, peace, and security, a farewell speech from Nuk Korako, and funding for the watchdogs. Video, Audio
You may think that the opposition are the group in Parliament whose job is to ‘hold the government to account’. You’d be wrong.
A select committee has heard the intent of a bill to reclassify synthetic cannabinoids is supported but the bill could unintentionally affect prosecutions Audio
Some weeks Parliament is a cavalcade of gripping bills, some weeks the interest is in what won’t be happening. Audio
In the 1950s a group of politicians were appointed to the New Zealand's upper chamber with the soul purpose of bringing about its demise. They were known as the 'Suicide Squad' writes Jake Metzger. Audio
Some MPs have superpowers. They really do. 'Is it a plane? Is it a bird? No, it’s a member of the Regulations Review Committee.' Needs a better superhero name though.
Parliament sped through a stage of passing gun law reform reducing the usual time of six months to one week but as Daniela Maoate-Cox writes the process didn't stray too far from the norm. Audio
If you’re in the mood for a wall of noise experience you could try a rock concert, but it’s cheaper to go to Parliament for Oral Questions. Audio
The Speaker's rulings in Parliament can be confusing. For a start how can a Minister have "no responsibility"? We have explanations and examples. Audio
The latest from the House Audio
A bill introducing a maximum $100 fee for wheel clamp removal has passed its first reading debate in the House. Audio
It's going to be a busy busy week in Parliament, and it's not just guns. Chris Hipkins is the man with the agenda. Audio
A weighty piece of legislation to reform firearms is being pushed through Parliament, here's how that process has been sped up so far. Video, Audio
The unified grief since the attacks, and near unanimity in the political response might make you think that political peace has broken out. So has it? Audio
A bill aimed at increasing organ donations by adjusting compensation and setting up an organ donor agency has passed its first reading in the House. Audio
The Leader of the House Chris Hipkins tells The House how firearms legislation can be processed more quickly by Parliament. Audio
Join a tour of the hallowed halls of Hogwarts Parliament. No other tour gets to mix art and architecture with constitution.
No question time, an early adjournment and a prayer delivered by a guest were some of the changes to Parliament this week in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks. Audio
Parliament’s Speaker, Trevor Mallard has broken more than a century of tradition to demonstrate unity by inviting leaders of faith communities into the House to pray. Audio
When Parliament resumes on Tuesday it will be in a sombre mood. And the focus of a shortened week will be the Christchurch attacks. Audio
Petitioners calling for funding for particular breast cancer treatments have fronted up to a committee in support of their request but how does the petition process work? Audio
There was a chance this week (however slim) that you might not have to pay any tax this year. So how did that work out then? Audio
In the years' first Taupatupatu Whānui the messages were an uncanny mirror of oral Questions just ended. Mostly. Audio
For those who've ever wondered what MPs even do in the House we asked the Deputy Leader of the House Iain Lees-Galloway to tell us this week's plan in under four minutes. Audio