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An introduction to the new look public website for the New Zealand Parliament.

An introduction to the new look public website for the New Zealand Parliament.

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  • 1. New look Parliament website www.parliament.nz
  • 2. CHANGES TO THE PUBLIC WEBSITE
    • Parliament’s public website has a fresh new look.
    • It’ll make it easier for you to:
    • Keep up to date with what’s going on at Parliament.
    • Help constituents to find information they need about Parliament.
  • 3.
    • So what’s new?
    • A new-look homepage with fast access to useful information.
    • A simpler site structure to make it easier to find information for you and your constituents.
    • Coming soon – an improved search tool to make searching easier and get you more relevant results.
    • Go to www.parliament.nz to see the new site.
    CHANGES TO THE PUBLIC WEBSITE
  • 4. NEW HOME PAGE – EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION
  • 5. KEEP UP TO DATE
    • Quick links – know what’s going on in Parliament.
      • Questions for oral answer.
      • Progress of legislation.
    • Frequently viewed pages
      • See what everyone has been looking at over the last seven days.
    Get information from the front page to help you prepare for constituent queries…
  • 6. KEEP UP TO DATE
    • Read the feature article to find out what’s happening around Parliament.
    View the archive to see earlier stories.
  • 7. HELP CONSTITUENTS GET INVOLVED
    • It’s easier for constituents to get involved in the parliamentary process.
    • Easy to see buttons help constituents find out how to make a submission, contact an MP...
    • … or watch what’s happening in the House.
  • 8. HELP CONSTITUENTS GET INVOLVED
    • What bills are before select committees.
    • The progress of legislation.
    • Debates (Hansard).
    • Select committee and House sitting schedules.
    Quick links help constituents keep track of bills and issues they’re interested in.
  • 9. HELP CONSTITUENTS GET INVOLVED
    • Who’s on a select committee and when it meets.
    • What bills or other business are before a select committee.
    • When submissions are due.
    • How to work with select committees.
    • Read reports and submissions.
    Use the Select committees area to help constituents get information.
  • 10. HELP TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
    • About our Parliament
      • Find information about how Parliament works and its history.
    • About our Parliament - Education
      • Education information about school programmes and tours.
      • Seminars for tertiary students.
      • Heaps of other resources.
    Front page links you can use to help students and teachers…
  • 11. HELP TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
    • An interactive site where students can learn about democratic processes…
    … and create their own bills! . Explore Parliament!
  • 12. HELP TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
    • Job opportunities
    • Research papers
    Get information for university students
  • 13. MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER
    • Direct constituents to the website with queries about:
      • What’s happening with a bill or petition.
      • Who’s in a select committee.
      • How to contact an MP.
    • Send links directly to constituents:
      • Give them the power to help themselves.
    • Show constituents how to use RSS feeds and Alerts.
      • Contact the Parliamentary Library for help with this.
  • 14. TROUBLESHOOTING
    • You and your constituents may have been using:
    • Bookmarks/Favourites
    • RSS feeds
    • Alerts
    • These will all still work as usual .
  • 15. TROUBLESHOOTING
    • Use the Sitemap if you’re having trouble finding things on the website. It’s in the bottom left hand corner of every page.
    • Hit CRTL + F to search for words in the sitemap.
  • 16. GET HELP
    • Contact the Information Knowledge Team at:
    • [email_address]
    • Phone us on +64 4 817 6964
    • Your constituents can contact the Website Administrator via the ‘Contact us’ link at the bottom of each page on the website.
  • 17. EXPLORE
    • Go and check it out for yourself!
    • www.parliament.nz