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- 2011 referendum toolkit
The first section: 'Tell me about the voting systems', has a video on each voting system: Mixed Member Proportional (MMP), First Past the Post (FFP), Preverential Voting (PV), Single Transferable Vote (STV), Supplementary Member (SM). The second section: 'Help me choose the right system for me' provides questions which can be answered from the videos.
- AtoJs online
Search or browse digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, from 1862-1879. Further volumes will be added as part of the digitisation project.
- beehive.govt.nz : the official website of the New Zealand Government
This website provides official information about Ministers, their portfolios and major initiatives. The site also includes full-text news items, press releases (including releases about the Budget), speeches and newsletters.
- Budgets of the New Zealand Government
Overview of the New Zealand Government's Budget process, with links to Budget documents.
- Cabguide : guide to cabinet and cabinet committee processes
Documents the New Zealand Government Cabinet procedures and requirements for submitting papers. Outlines consultation processes with government departments.
- Community outcomes processes : local and central government working together
Provides information to enable liaison between central government agencies and local authorities. Includes a directory of central government agencies, and online publications.
- Controller and Auditor-General = Tumuaki o te Mana Arotake
The Office of the Controller and Auditor-General provides independent assurance that public sector organisations are operating, and accounting for their performance in accordance with Parliament's intentions. Includes online publications.
- Debates (Hansard)
Free access to the final version of Parliament's debates. After the Hansard Advances have been checked for accuracy, they are added to the main Hansard debates.
Promotes understanding of New Zealand and Pacific systems of government and law. Includes news, educational worksheets for school students, overview of New Zealand politics and law, and directories of cultural diversity and citizenship education.
- Governor-General = Te Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa
Information on the role of the Governor-General and Government House, as well as biographies, media releases, speeches. honours information and a picture tour of Government House.
- Guide to Parliament and government
The guide is in four sections: the "big picture" of New Zealand's parliamentary system in its historical and social context, "how Parliament works" with detailed information about parliamentary processes, "how government works" with information about how the machinery of government operates, and "how law works," which outlines the legal system in New Zealand and rights possessed by citizens.
- In the house : Parliament TV on demand
Contains mainly video recordings of proceedings in the New Zealand Parliament. Speeches by members of Parliament can be accessed by the name of the person or the topic.
- MMP review
Results of a review that came out of the 2011 referendum on the voting system, when the majority of voters chose to keep MMP as their voting system in New Zealand. Contains information about MMP and the opportunity for people to write in their comments.
- MPs and parties
Biographical information about current Members of Parliament and Parliamentary parties.
- New Zealand gazette = te kahiti o Aotearoa
The New Zealand Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of New Zealand and is produced by the Department of Internal Affairs. Each edition of the Gazette is divided into commercial and government notices, covering business proceedings, bankruptcies, land transfer notices, departmental and parliamentary notices. Customs editions of the Gazette, containing information on tariff advertisements and tariff decisions, are also published weekly. Special editions, supplements and Professional and trade lists are produced as and when required. The website is progressively publishing electronic versions of all Gazette editions published since 1 January 2000.
- New Zealand legislation
PAL Project site provides free public access to unofficial versions of New Zealand statutes (public, local, and private acts) and statutory regulations. The site is updated by the Parliamentary Counsel Office, which drafts and publishes most New Zealand legislation.
- New Zealand Parliament
Contains information on parliamentary and executive government agencies, including ministerial biographies, media releases and political party information.
- Parliamentary Counsel Office = Te Tari Tohutohu Pāremata
PCO is New Zealand's law drafting office responsible for drafting and publishing most New Zealand legislation. Site includes information about New Zealand legislation and access to it.
- TheyWorkForYou.co.nz : keeping tabs on Aotearoa New Zealand's Parliament
Volunteer-run website that monitors the activity of New Zealand's Parliament. Includes details of current bills being debated, recent questions for oral answers, and parliamentary dates going back to November 2005.