State opening of Parliament

The 52nd Parliament of New Zealand has opened.


State Opening day

Business is as follows
(a) The Speaker reports the Speaker’s confirmation in office and any other
communication from Her Excellency the Governor-General:
(b) The House awaits a message from the Governor-General requesting its
attendance on Her Excellency:
(c) On returning to the House, the Speaker reports to the House the Governor General’s
(d) The presentation of petitions and papers and the introduction of bills may
be announced:
(e) Government notices relating to the appointment of the Deputy Speaker,
Assistant Speakers, and the reinstatement of business may be considered.

Anne Tolley (National) has been elected to the position of Deputy Speaker.

Adrian Rurawhe (Labour) has been appointed to Assistant Speaker.

RNZ: 52nd Parliament opens with traditional ceremony

Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and her delegation were welcomed by local iwi on the parliamentary forecourt, before she inspected the military Guard of Honour and entered Parliament’s Legislative Council Chamber.

There she delivered the Speech from the Throne on behalf of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was seated to her right. Also present were the Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias, 11 other judges from the Appeal and High courts and the Sheriff of the High Court of Wellington.

Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at the State Opening of Parliament.

The Speech from the Throne covered the priorities of the new government, many of which it intends to implement in its first 100 days in office.

Address in reply (at 2pm)
Motion for an Address in Reply to Her Excellency the Governor-General’s
Speech from the Throne.

There are only five party leaders this term. Winston Peters is out of the country so I don’t know if someone else from NZ First can stand in for him.

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  1. Blazer

     /  8th November 2017

    Lets do this….and give all the people of NZ a Government,we can be..proud of.


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