2011 Parliamentary Seminars
The Speaker, Dr the Rt Hon Lockwood Smith addresses the seminar participants at the start of the day, watched by Trust chair, Sir John Goulter.
The Clerk of the House, Mary Harris, begins the joint session of "The Business of the House" with the Senior
Government Whip, Chris Tremain, and the Senior Labour Party Whip, Hon Rick Barker.
Hon Peter Dunne, Leader of the United Future Party, talks to seminar participants on making a submission to a Select Committee.
Rahui Katene, a representative of the Maori Party, speaks on the session "MMP at Work".
Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Ethnic Affairs, Women's Affairs, and Associate Minister for ACC, the Community and Voluntary Sector and of Energy and Resources, speaks on her role as a Cabinet Minister.
Louise Upston, National MP for Taupo, shares the session on "The Member of Parliament" with Kelvin Davis, Labour List MP (pictured below).
The last speaker of the day, Jane Patterson, Parliamentary Chief Reporter for Radio New Zealand and Chair of the Press Gallery, speaking on "Reporting Parliament".
Newly appointed Senior Whip for the Labour Party, Hon Rick Barker, speaks to participants for the first time on "The Business of the House", a joint session with the Clerk of the House, Mary Harris, and Senior Government Whip, Chris Tremain (seated right).
First-term Labour List MP, Phil Twyford, shares the session on "The Member of Parliament" with another first-term MP, Louise Upston, National MP for Taupo,
2009 Parliamentary Attachment
On a recent Parliamentary Attachment, Jo Goodhew, National MP for Rangitata and Junior Whip for the National Party, was 'shadowed' by Jessica Venning-Bryan, Communications Manager for Lion Nathan.
Both are seen here below in Jo's office in Parliament House: