New Zealand Parliament

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The New Zealand Parliament (Pāremata Aotearoa) is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives.wikipedia
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New Zealand House of Representatives

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The New Zealand Parliament (Pāremata Aotearoa) is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives.
The New Zealand House of Representatives is a component of the New Zealand Parliament, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor-General).

New Zealand electorates

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There are 71 MPs elected directly in electorate seats and the remainder are filled by list MPs based on each party's share of the total party vote.
An electorate is a geographical constituency used for electing members to the New Zealand Parliament.

Monarchy of New Zealand

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The New Zealand Parliament (Pāremata Aotearoa) is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives.
All executive authority is vested in the monarch, and royal assent is required for parliament to enact laws and for letters patent and Orders in Council to have legal effect.

New Zealand

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The New Zealand Parliament (Pāremata Aotearoa) is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives.
Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the prime minister, currently Jacinda Ardern.

Governor-General of New Zealand

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The Queen is usually represented by her governor-general.
Constitutional functions of the governor-general include presiding over the Executive Council, appointing ministers and judges, granting royal assent to legislation, and summoning and dissolving parliament.

Wellington

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It has met in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, since 1865.
As the nation's capital since 1865, the New Zealand Government and Parliament, Supreme Court and most of the public service are based in the city.

Elections in New Zealand

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Although elections can be called early, each three years Parliament is dissolved and goes up for reelection.
Members of the unicameral New Zealand Parliament gain their seats through nationwide general elections, or in by-elections.

4th New Zealand Parliament

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Reserved Māori seats were created in 1867 during the term of the 4th Parliament; Māori men aged 21 and over, whether or not they owned property, could vote to elect four Māori members of the House of Representatives.
The 4th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand.

Provinces of New Zealand

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Under the Constitution Act, legislative power was also conferred on New Zealand's provinces (originally six in number), each of which had its own elected provincial council.
In 1875 the national parliament decided to abolish the provincial governments, and they came to an end in 1876.

Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1947

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Finally, in 1947, the Statute of Westminster Adoption Act gave Parliament full power over New Zealand law, and the New Zealand Constitution Amendment Act 1947, an Act of the British Parliament, allowed the New Zealand Parliament to regulate its own composition.
38 of 1947) was a constitutional Act of the New Zealand Parliament that formally accepted the full external autonomy offered by the British Parliament.

Prime Minister of New Zealand

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The New Zealand Government comprises a prime minister (head of government) and other ministers. On 21 June 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the first sitting New Zealand Prime Minister and the second head of government to give birth while in office.
By the conventions of responsible government, the governor-general will call to form a government the individual most likely to receive the support, or confidence, of a majority of the elected members of Parliament.

Overhang seat

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The House of Representatives normally consists of 120 members of Parliament (MPs), though sometimes more due to overhang seats.

New Zealand Constitution Amendment (Request and Consent) Act 1947

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Finally, in 1947, the Statute of Westminster Adoption Act gave Parliament full power over New Zealand law, and the New Zealand Constitution Amendment Act 1947, an Act of the British Parliament, allowed the New Zealand Parliament to regulate its own composition.
VI c. 46) were two enactments passed by the Parliament of New Zealand and Parliament of the United Kingdom respectively.

Constitution Act 1986

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In 1986 a new Constitution Act was passed, restating the few remaining provisions of the 1852 Act, consolidating the legislation establishing Parliament, and officially replacing the name "General Assembly" with "Parliament".
The Constitution Act 1986 is an Act of the New Zealand Parliament that forms a major part of the Constitution of New Zealand.

Jacinda Ardern

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On 21 June 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the first sitting New Zealand Prime Minister and the second head of government to give birth while in office.
Ardern has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mount Albert electorate since 8 March 2017; she was first elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP at the 2008 general election.

New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

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For example, the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 is a normal piece of legislation, not superior law, as codified constitutions are in some other countries.
The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (sometimes known by its acronym, NZBORA) is a statute of the Parliament of New Zealand setting out the rights and fundamental freedoms of anyone subject to New Zealand law as a Bill of rights.

Referendums in New Zealand

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These issues require either 75% of all MPs to support the bill or a referendum on the issue.
There is no constraint on whether an issue is to be decided by the New Zealand Parliament or by the public, except for where the reserved provisions of the Electoral Act 1993 are engaged.

Ruth Richardson

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National MP Ruth Richardson was the first MP to bring her baby into the debating chamber while fellow National MP Katherine Rich was the first MP to feed her baby in the House.
Richardson decided on a career in Parliament at an early age, before she even left high school.

Westminster system

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The New Zealand Parliament is consciously modelled on the Westminster system of parliamentary representation, developed in the United Kingdom.

Electoral reform in New Zealand

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The intention was to include a question on a Senate in the second referendum on electoral reform.
Electoral reform in New Zealand has, in recent years, become a political issue as major changes have been made to both parliamentary and local government electoral systems.

New Zealand Constitution Act 1852

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The New Zealand Parliament was created by the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852, an Act of the British Parliament, which established a bicameral legislature officially called the "General Assembly", but usually referred to as Parliament.

Ministers of the New Zealand Government

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The New Zealand Government comprises a prime minister (head of government) and other ministers.
When Parliament was established, however, many believed that they would soon replace these appointed officials, with ministerial positions being given to members of Parliament instead.

Private member's bill

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It is also possible for individual MPs to promote their own bills, called member's bills; these are usually put forward by opposition parties, or by MPs who wish to deal with a matter that parties do not take positions on.
Other labels may be used for the concept in other parliamentary systems; for example, the label member's bill is used in the Scottish Parliament and in the New Zealand Parliament.

1st New Zealand Parliament

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The 1st New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand.

2nd New Zealand Parliament

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The 2nd New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand.