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Each sitting day in the House MPs work through business which is set out on the order paper. Here's what they plan to get through this week. Audio
Today it's babies and playgrounds but Parliament's early days were more like a drunken party. Jamie Tahana takes a look at Parliament's liquor infused beginning. Video, Audio
The three muscles once used by MPs and other insights, from old hand Helen Clark and fresh face Kiri Allan, on changes in Parliament. Audio
Absolute Privilege is nothing to do with caviar, or rehearsing Gilbert and Sullivan, but it's still pretty privileged. Audio
Parliament is considering a bill that will stop a road from being a road for an Auckland event which won't happen for another three years. It's all to avoid a twisting Inception-style spiral of laws.
The first words of an MP in the House are an insight into their values, upbringing and plans for their time as an MP. The House breaks down Dan Bidois' maiden statement. Video, Audio
Parliament is weird sometimes, like when it debates which hat you wear to put the cat out. No, really. It's part of the question... Is the Prime Minister always the Prime Minister? Audio
Question time is the most familiar part of a sitting day for many people but its lesser known relative, the written question, made a cameo appearance last week. Audio
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A new MP has been swearing in the House but nobody minded, in fact, they applauded it. Video, Audio
The House compares the Speaker to superman, visits a select committee briefing and examines the tactics of filibustering in a look back at this week at Parliament. Audio
In Parliament, the governing side of the House has the numbers to carry the day, but the opposition isn’t without influence. The opposition can, if it wishes to, make a government really work for it.
The Maori Affairs Committee has been briefed on how the history of Aotearoa is taught in schools but what does a briefing actually do? Audio
If Parliament was the Justice League, the Speaker is Superman. Yes, Batman is cooler, but Superman has lots of powers… just like the Speaker, but the Speaker only wheels some of them out occasionally… Audio
Part two of the Budget 2018 process has begun with Ministers fronting up to select committees to justify their spending. Audio
Jan Logie's Member's Bill offering help to victims of domestic violence took another step in Parliament this week, but it has lost some support along the way. Audio
MPs have held the first ever debate on the Investment Statement - an analysis of Government assets and liabilities - in yet another debate about money. Audio