The Beehive
Photo by Flickr user jemsweb

Wellington may be the Coolest Little Capital in the World, but it wouldn’t be the capital without Parliament.

The Beehive has uncool net curtains. Being a building from the ’70s, this is probably not surprising. But this is one thing you can discover when Parliament has its annual open day this Sunday, 7 November.

A day of family fun is planned for visitors, including:

  • The opportunity to sit in the Prime Minister’s car. No farting plz.
  • The link under Bowen Street will be open, so you’ll be able to walk all the way from the corner of Willis and Boulcott without crossing the road once.
  • The National Crisis Management Centre, deep in the bowels of the Beehive, will open, so you can reenact the morning of 4/9 and run around shouting “OMG! Christchurch is a-crumblin’ and I don’t know what to doooo!”
  • “Interactive activities”. I’m not sure what exactly this means, but wouldn’t it be ace if, for the day, the public were allowed to toot from the @johnkeypm account?
  • And Bellamy’s will be open, so there will be cake.

Parliament Open Day
Sunday 7 November
10am – 3.30pm