Last week, on World Children’s Day, the Parliamentary Play Space was officially opened. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cut the ribbon, and Speaker Trevor Mallard was amongst the first to enjoy the slide.
It was a fantastic opening, with many children in attendance, and a moving rendition of Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi – a song of unity. The play space is part of making Parliament more family-friendly and accessible to all ages, and we are honoured to be part of this project. Set amongst mature trees, it is a sculptural landscape that encourages children to engage with and explore nature.