Databases \ Hansard


Transcript of debates in the New Zealand Parliament, including the Legislative Council. Officially called Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

Volumes from 1854 to July 1987 are in PDF scans of the official printed volumes.

Volumes from September 1987 to 2002 are in PDFs of word processor files created prior to publication of the official printed volumes. These do not have the official page numbers normally required for citing Hansard.

Volumes from 2003 onwards are in PDFs of the official printed volumes and are fully searchable.


Hansard is provided by Parliament's Office of the Clerk.

To reference the Parliamentary Debates, refer to the New Zealand Law Style Guide, Rule 5.1


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