It was the younger tier's turn at the National Ngā Manu Kōrero speech competition today, but that doesn't mean the speakers in the Rāwhiti Ihaka and Sir Turi Caroll sections had a young way of speaking.
Junior speakers spoke with a lot of passion, with some challenging MPs.
In addition to the parliamentary gestures, a political topic of whether or not everyone owns water?
With some using the English language to entertain the crowd.
On that note, tonight the four outright winners will be crowned national champions.