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International delegates at a Colombo Plan conference inside Parliament House in Wellington, November 1956.
Jesus marchers crowded into Parliament Grounds, 1972
Demonstration against the proposed SIS Amendment Act, 14 October 1977
View of some of the tents put up by Maori land marchers on the lawns in front of the Parliamentary Buildings, Wellington, 1975
Portrait photograph of the first Chief Librarian of the General Assembly Library.
This web feature was written by John E. Martin and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team.LinksParliament (Te Ara)BooksMartin, John E. The House: New Zealand's House of Representatives 1854–2004, Dunmore Press, 2004
A crowd of 50,000 greeted Queen Elizabeth II as she arrived at Parliament. This was the first time New Zealand's Parliament was opened by a reigning monarch.
Pivotal political and constitutional events with links to further information
Māori on their long march – Te Ropu o te Matakite o Aotearoa – from Northland to Wellington arrive in Parliament grounds on 13 October 1975.
Film clip of the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate 100 years of parliamentary government in New Zealand
Between April and June 1868 the first four Māori MPs were elected to New Zealand's Parliament. Despite ongoing debate, the Māori seats remain a distinctive feature of this country's electoral landscape 140 years later.
Explore Parliament's rich history and its colourful culture and traditions.
The reporting of Parliament has always been an important part of the parliamentary story.
New Zealand's early politicians encouraged Parliament to adopt the traditions of the British Parliament so that New Zealand's Parliament would be invested with great dignity.
In the early years, Parliament was a little like a superior gentlemen's club.
One of the early issues parliamentarians discussed was pay for MPs, and one of the biggest difficulties MPs faced in the early years was travelling to Parliament.
For much of its first century, Parliament was a bastion of male culture. Nowadays women make up 30% of MPs.
The Speaker, who is elected by MPs, has a key role in representing the House to the Crown and in presiding over the House.
The Opposition uses a variety of tactics to hold the government to account.
The operation of Parliament has changed over time as its workload has grown and new systems such as MMP have been implemented.

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