On Monday 7 November and Tuesday 8 November, 2005, we streamed the opening ceremonies for the 48th NZ Parliament.
Monday 7 November 2005 - The Commission Opening
The opening and proclamation by the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, followed by the swearing in of all elected Members of Parliament. Then comes the election of Speaker.
Later in the afternoon, the elected Speaker goes to Government House to receive his/her warrant from the Governor General.The Commission Opening - video recording
Tuesday 8 November 2005 - The State Opening
At approximately 2pm the Governor General opened Parliament with a speech from the throne, in the Legislative
Chamber. This included all elected Members of Parliament, The judges
from the Supreme Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. There was
also be a guard of honour from all three armed services.
The State Opening - video recording
R2 wishes to thank the Office of the Clerk, the Office of the Speaker, and the Parliamentary Service for permission to stream these events and for their support and assistance. We also thank C4 Productions, particularly Paul Whitehouse, for their assistance.