Hansard facts

For Parliamentary junkies – 5 ‘favourite facts’ about the Hansard record of Parliament.


This year New Zealand Parliament’s Hansard is celebrating it’s 150th birthday!

Unsure about what exactly Hansard is? See if you can piece together the clues scattered throughout this video as the team at Parliament share their five favourite facts about our official record. Check out more about #NZHansard150 celebrations here: http://bit.ly/2sYYh5p

(And if you’re still stuck and can’t quite figure out what Hansard is, head over to our website here: http://bit.ly/2rl9yw7)

School reunion

I’m at a 150th school reunion for the weekend, in Cromwell where I went to Primary School and most of high school (I went to boarding school for the sixth form).

It’s really good to catch up with people, especially from my class, many of whom I haven’t seen since leaving school. Others I haven’t seen since the 125th in 1990.

It was a bit embarrassing when the first person I met I didn’t recognise and had to read her name tag. There’s a few like that, others are still easily recognisable.

I’ve started collating information and old photos – if anyone’s interested see https://cromwellschools.wordpress.com/