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.
New Zealand Government
Information and resources from all New Zealand government agencies and government-funded sites.
Official website of the New Zealand Government.
Governor-General of New Zealand
The role and functions of the Governor-General.
Elections New Zealand
Enrolling and voting in New Zealand. Includes educational resources.
Local Councils New Zealand
Local councils make decisions about local issues and services, considering local needs and priorities.
New Zealand Parliament
Our System of Government
All about Parliament, including how laws are made.
All aspects of Parliamentary business, from legislation to rules of the House.
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
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
New Zealand Gazette Online
Search notices from 1993 and full PDFs from 2000 onwards.
Politics & Government (New Zealand History Online)
Political milestones, protests, reforms, Parliament, heads of state, Treaty of Waitangi and more.
New Zealand Legislation
Information, resources and websites about New Zealand legislation.
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Last updated on Friday 08 January 2021
New Zealand Government Subject Guide
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- New Zealand Legislation
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Help & Instruction
- How Do I Find?
Searching tips, finding books, journal and newspaper articles
Writing and Referencing
- LCANZ (Legal Citations of Aotearoa)
Guidance on the citation of all major New Zealand legal journals and law reporting series
- New Zealand Law Style Guide
- OWLL - The Online Writing and Learning Link