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This guide provides access to New Zealand government, legislative and parliamentary resources. For other New Zealand resources please visit the subject guide most closely related to your topic of interest.


Official Government Websites and Key People

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Government
Information and resources from all New Zealand government agencies and government-funded sites.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Beehive
Official website of the New Zealand Government.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Governor-General of New Zealand
The role and functions of the Governor-General.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Elections New Zealand
Enrolling and voting in New Zealand. Includes educational resources.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Local Councils New Zealand
Local councils make decisions about local issues and services, considering local needs and priorities.

New Zealand Parliament

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content About Our Parliament
All about Parliament, including how laws are made.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Parliamentary Business
All aspects of Parliamentary business, from legislation to rules of the House.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)
New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) is the report of the proceedings of the House. Text is subject to correction until it is published as a bound volume. The bound volume is the only official report of the proceedings of the House.
Hansard in print at Massey Libraries

Browse Hansard Online from 1854 - 1985, 1987 to present

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content MPs, Parties & Electorates

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Parliament TV

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Glossary of Terms Used in Parliament



Key Government Publications

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand ('AJHR' or 'A to Js')
A to Js Online from 1858 - 1950
A to Js in print at Massey Libraries
A collection of government-related reports published every year from 1858. The reports document the work of government departments and a wide range of other activities carried out by, or of interest to, the government of the day. One of the most valuable tools for understanding how New Zealand has developed from its earliest colonial beginnings to the present.

From 1999/2000 the A to Js become:
Parliamentary Papers Presented to the House of Representatives of New Zealand, published separately under the A – H shoulder numbers:
A: legislative, political, and foreign affairs
B: public finance
C: Crown lands, mines, forests, primary production, environment
D: immigration, public works, energy
E: education, welfare, and justice
F: post office, broadcasting, communications
G: Māori affairs
H: miscellaneous, commissions of inquiry
I: reports of select committees
J: petitions

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Gazette Online
Search notices from 1993 and full PDFs from 2000 onwards.

Background

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Politics & Government (New Zealand History Online)
Political milestones, protests, reforms, Parliament, heads of state, Treaty of Waitangi and more.

New Zealand Legislation

Arrow New Zealand Legislation
Information, resources and websites about New Zealand legislation.


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