The Political Game

Designed to bring a greater understanding of what our Members do on our behalf in the New Zealand Parliament. Available On Demand.

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The Political Game, Series 1 Episode 8

We go behind-the-scenes to see how Parliament runs its own radio and Television networks, hear the frank opinions of Māori journalists, and Marama Fox and Kelvin Davis voice their opinions on the journalists who report their doings.

The Political Game, Series 1 Episode 7

The Governor General, Sir Jerry Mataparae explains his role in the complicated business of making the laws of New Zealand. We discover what the taxpayer’s outlay each year on keeping Parliament running and ask if it is value for money.

The Political Game, Series 1 Episode 6

Anzac Day is a hectic round of commemorations and reunions for former soldier and NZ First MP Ron Mark. We follow his progress through the Wairarapa towns and the district’s war memorials.

The Political Game, Series 1 Episode 5

In the climax of a turbulent week in The House, a new acting Sergeant-at-Arms begins her role while Prime Minister John Key is ejected from the House after violating standing orders and incurring the Speaker’s displeasure.

The Political Game, Series 1 Episode 4

We follow Chris Faa-Foi and Louisa Wall of Labour, who represent two of New Zealand’s poorest electorates. See Labour Whip, Chris Hipkins, keep his colleagues in line and the political loneliness of sole ACT, MP David Seymour.

The Political Game, Series 1 Episode 3

We see what goes on in a behind-the-scenes department where specialist translators convert parliamentary speeches from Maori to English. We also meet Green Party Members Marama Davidson and Catherine Delahunty.