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Door to the Pacific committee room

Door to the Pacific committee room

The door to the Pacific committee room at Parliament is embellished with carvings and stained glass with traditional designs. One of the consequences of mixed-member proportional representation (MMP) has been the election of members of Parliament with a wide range of interests and ethnic backgrounds. The Pacific room was established as a response to the growing number of Pacific Island MPs from 1993.

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Impact of MMP', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33715/door-to-the-pacific-committee-room (accessed 11 July 2020)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015