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 government
from: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.


RESOURCES FOR GOVERNMENT UNIT FOR TEACHERS