Fri, 10 Sep | University of Canterbury

NZ Model Parliament Delegates

Delegate Registrations

Time & Location

10 Sep, 8:00 am – 12 Sep, 5:00 pm
University of Canterbury, 20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

About the Event

New Zealand Model Parliament is a three day event designed for high school students to experience Parliament as a change-maker. With select committees on thought-provoking topics, deep-dives into current issues through workshops and parliamentary debate, NZMP is an experiential crash course into the workings of Parliament. As a participant, you will gain a thorough understanding of how Parliament’s laws affects our lives, inter-party politics and the legislative process. You will also practice your soft skills of critical thinking, public speaking and collaboration (read: an incredible opportunity to meet other community-driven engaged high school students all around Aotearoa!). We cater to all experience and knowledge levels, so all we need from you is to bring yourself! NZMP will be held in Christchurch on Friday 10th September to Sunday 12th September.

What is the Representative role?

As part of the official vehicle of change in Aotearoa, you will work with your party on the proposed mock bill and engage in the select committee of your choosing. Only you, as a representative, can voice your party and electorate views within parliamentary discussions and work with other representatives to create a bill that represents the 2021 NZMP cohort.

What is the Press Delegate role?

The press hold the important role in democratic nations as accountability mechanisms for our government. To simplify, you will poke, prod, and generally cause a little bit of chaos in the parliamentary sector. Your role allows you to question Members of Parliament and to write a short article or two about what goes on in the House with support.

What is the Regional Delegation?

The Regional Delegation provides transport and accommodation to ensure participants outside of Christchurch can attend New Zealand Model Parliament. As a participant, staying with the regional delegation means you will be under the care of the UNYouth team. Under the supervision of older, experienced UNYouth volunteers, you will be taken to and from the event address, stay at a hostel/motel with other participants and have catered dinners and breakfasts at various affordable restaurants. Not only does the regional delegation guarantee that you’ll be well cared for, you will also meet other wonderful participants also staying with RD.

Note that with the permission of your caregivers/parents, you may book your own accommodation and be in charge of your transportation to/from the event. More information will be released sooner to the date of NZMP!

For any questions about the event, feel free to contact our Registrations Manager Amelia Cai at or our Equity Manager Olympia Robb at

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