Fodor's Expert Review The Parliament Buildings
These buildings include Parliament House with its Debating Chamber, a copy of the one in the British House of Commons right down to the Speakers Mace. Here legislation is presented, debated, and voted on. There is fine Māori artwork in the Māori Affairs Select Committee Room. The adjoining building is the Parliamentary Library. The neighboring Executive Wing is known for architectural reasons as The Beehive; it's where the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers of the elected Government have their offices and hold Cabinet meetings. Across the road at the corner of Bowen Street and Lambton Quay, Bowen House is also part of the complex. Tours start in The Beehive, and a guide explains the Parliamentary process in detail.