It's Election Year! Get your whanau to have their vote in how they want New Zealand to be run!

This term we will be looking at:
-different kinds of governments
-what New Zealand's government system is like
-what are the rules around voting and making laws in our government system.

things we will get to understand more about also include:

  • There is a relationship between Parliament and our lives.
  • We need rules and laws and there is a process to make rules and laws.
  • Aotearoa New Zealand is a democracy and individuals and groups have roles, rights and responsibilities to participate in the democratic processes.
  • Aotearoa New Zealand’s democratic processes reflect the diversity of our society and promote participation by all groups.
  • The Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti O Waitangi, is New Zealand’s Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document and the treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti O Waitangi, principles are reflected in laws today.
  • Aotearoa New Zealand has a role in the global community.
  • Parliament influences the Aotearoa New Zealand economy and Parliament is influenced by the Aotearoa New Zealand economy.

New Zealand's Three branches of governmentfrom:http://www.decisionmaker.co.nz/guide2003/tbp/3branches.html
Graphic shows three branches of government, the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.
Graphic shows three branches of government, the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.
Graphic shows three branches of government, the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.

RESOURCES FOR GOVERNMENT UNIT FOR TEACHERS