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- Archives New Zealand = Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Describes the functions and services of the National Archives, the agency responsible for collecting, preserving and providing access to the records of the New Zealand government.
- Child, Youth and Family
Official name is Department of Child, Youth and Family Services. Has legal powers to intervene to protect and help children who are being abused or neglected or who have problem behaviour, also administers adoption services. Includes online publications.
- Conservation boards by region
Department of Conservation site gives the geographic boundaries of New Zealand's conservation boards by region, including information about the district covered, board members, meeting minutes and meeting dates for each of the 14 regions.
- Crown Law Office
The Crown Law Office provides legal advice and representation to the New Zealand Government, its departments, ministries and agencies in matters affecting the Crown. The site includes online resources.
- Department of Building and Housing = Te Tari Kaupapa Whare
The Department is responsible for administering the Building Act and the Residential Tenancies Act as well as a range of other building and housing related regulations. Includes information and guidance on building law and compliance; services including weathertight homes; and advice for tenants and landlords.
- Department of Civil Aviation : Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation
Official website of the Fiji Department of Civil Aviation.
- Department of Conservation = Te Papa Atawhai
Information both about and for conservation related topics. Includes information on permits, legislation, publications of the Dept. and current issues. Much information on New Zealand itself, recreation and community involvement in conservation. Regional breakdown of local information and forthcoming events. Descriptions of tracks and major walks, including routes, hut requirements and contacts. Descriptions of national parks.
- Department of Corrections = Ara Poutama Aotearoa
Information about the Dept. Other roles explained are supporting the Parole Board and District Prisons Boards, and providing information to the courts. Includes, facts and figures and publications.
- Department of Internal Affairs = Te Tari Taiwhenua
Information about the Department and its services, including information about passports, civil unions, births, deaths and marriages, citizenship applications, gambling regulations, censorship law, internet safety, charitable grants, dog control, local councils, and services for government ministers.
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
DPMC provides the Executive (the Prime Minister, the Governor-General, and the Cabinet) with advice and support services. Includes information on Cabinet Ministers, Cabinet Committees, the New Zealand honours system, and downloadable publications.
- Education Review Office = Te Tari Arotake Matauranga
The Education Review Office is the government department which reports publicly on the quality of education in all New Zealand schools and early childhood centres, including private schools, kura kaupapa Māori (Māori language immersion schools), special schools and kohanga reo (Māori language early childhood groups). The site describes ERO's role and the review process. Publications, reports and handbooks are available in full text.
- Government Communications Security Bureau
Basic information about the GCSB, an intelligence and security agency which provides foreign intelligence information and protects government classified or sensitive information.
- Inland Revenue = Te Tari Taake
Government site, with forms, tax information bulletins and other information for businesses and individuals.
- Land Information New Zealand = Toitū te whenua
LINZ is a New Zealand government department responsible for land titles, geodetic and cadastral survey systems, topographic information, hydrographic information, managing Crown property and a variety of other functions. Site includes information and resources related to charts and hydrographic services, geodetic system, New Zealand geographic place names, surveying and land titles, Crown property, valuation, and maps and topographic services.
- Ministry for Culture & Heritage = Te Manatū Taonga
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage site includes information on New Zealand arts and history. It also includes online publications.
- Ministry for Primary Industries : [Web site]
Website of the government department responsible for agriculture, forestry, the environment, biosecurity, food safety and fisheries. Includes general information, Government policy information, news, publications and online tools.
- Ministry for the Environment
Includes information about the ministry; environmental issues and laws; environmental management and monitoring the state of the environment; online publications.
- Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Labour : [Web site]
Brief outline of the structure, mission and goals of the Labour Group of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. Includes information about health and safety; employment relations; immigration and the labour market; public consultation, publications, contacts and latest news.
- Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management = Te Rākau Whakamarumaru
Information about CDEM planning, programmes and the Ministry itself. Includes emergency preparedness information for the public and downloadable resources for civil defence sector workers.
- Ministry of Consumer Affairs = Manatū Kaihokohoko
Provides advice and information for both consumers and traders, including a scamwatch. It also includes policy and law; publications and resources and educational material for teachers and students.
- Ministry of Economic Development = Manatū Ōhanga
The MED (formerly Ministry of Commerce) has a policy advice role, with implementation and operational roles as well. The areas of government supported by these roles include business and economic, regulations, consumer issues, energy and telecommunication markets, information technology and the Companies Office. Includes information on these areas, with media releases, ministerial briefing papers and publications in PDF format.
- Ministry of Education = Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Site has information for parents, educators, administrators and students and describes each of the educational sectors governed by the Ministry. Also has overview of the Ministry, goals, mission, aims and statistics, including official documents.
- Ministry of Fisheries = Te Tautiaki i nga tini a Tangaroa
MFish ensures that fisheries are sustainably used within a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Site provides an overview of the Ministry; its role, aims, organisation, policy, fisheries management. It is divided into environmental, commercial, recreational and customary issues. Press releases, speeches, documents and publications.
- Ministry of Justice = Tāhū o te Ture
Provides an overview of the Ministry and New Zealand Courts and their services. Media releases and newsletters, online copies of all publications from September 1997 and references to some earlier reports.
- Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
Overview of MPIA, online publications, resources to increase understanding of Pacific peoples, regional news, legal information and information on sources of funding.
- Ministry of Social Development = Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
MSD provides strategic social policy advice to the New Zealand Government and provides social services to more than one million New Zealanders. Information about the Ministry and its key initiatives, including downloadable factsheets and resources.
- Ministry of Transport = Te Manatū Waka
About the Ministry, its various transport agencies, current issues and publications. Includes information for drivers and road users and for passengers on land, sea, rail and air transportation.
- Ministry of Women's Affairs = Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine
The Ministry is a small policy advice agency which focuses on areas where it can make the most difference to improve women's lives. The web site provides an overview of the Ministry and its work. It also provides information on women in New Zealand, including a directory of women's organisations and groups, and information on requirements for serving on state sector boards and committees. Online publications and links to relevant sites are available.
- Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure = Matagaluega o Galuega, Felauaiga ma Atinae Eseese
Official website for MWTI. Outlines the Ministry's functions, history, publications, employment opportunities and current bids/ tenders.
- Ministry of Youth Development = Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi
Covers the policies, programmes, legislation and services that concern young people in New Zealand. It includes research, statistics, information on youth related conferences, the United Nations Convention of the Rights of a Child, and the Youth Parliament. Online publications are available.
- National Library of New Zealand = Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Access to the National Library of New Zealand collections and databases, including the Alexander Turnbull Library, the New Zealand National Bibliography, Index NZ, Services for libraries, and Services for schools. Information on exhibitions and events.
- New cops
Learn about what it takes to be a policeman in New Zealand, the different jobs available, and hear on-the-job stories. Includes a test of skills needed to be a new recruit.
- New Zealand Customs Service : [web site] = Te Mana Arai o Aotearoa
Information about the Customs Service and information for travellers, visiting craft, importers, exporters and manufacturers. The library section provides access to full-text legislation, forms, policy, reports and publications.
- New Zealand Defence Force
About the NZDF. Includes documents, information about operations and medals, links to Navy, Army and Air Force sites and news.
- New Zealand Ministry of Defence = Manatū Kaupapa Waonga
The Ministry's task is to identify possible risks to New Zealand's security, its overseas trade and investment and the forces and equipment the nation will need to protect these vital interests. The web site contains information about the Ministry of Defence as an organisation, and the key personnel involved; official press releases and speeches & press release archives; information on new tenders and current acquisition projects; a collection of documents for public information; links to other defence-related websites; information about accessing New Zealand Defence records and medals information.
- New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade = Manatū Aorere
The site provides covers trade agreements, legal issues, bilateral and regional/multilateral relationships. Information is also provided on help for New Zealand businesses and official development assistance. Media releases, speeches and publications are available in full text.
- New Zealand Ministry of Health
Site provides an overview of the ministry and the New Zealand health system. It also features news, health topics, information about District Health Boards and health statistics. A bibliography of hard-copy and online publications is available and access to the library catalogue.
- New Zealand Police = Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa
Includes safety tips and information on contacting the Police. The site also contains online publications and news reports, which include a calendar and some video footage.
- New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
NZSIS provides the Government with timely and accurate intelligence and advice on national security issues.
- New Zealand Serious Fraud Office = Te Tari Hara Tāware
Information about the Serious Fraud Office as well as how to make a claim, fraud alerts and SFO court cases.
- Parliamentary Counsel Office = Te Tari Tohutohu Pāremata
PCO is New Zealand's law drafting office responsible for drafting and publishing most New Zealand legislation. Site includes information about New Zealand legislation and access to it.
- State Services Commission = Te Komihana o Ngā Tari Kāwanatanga
Profiles the Commission and provides information on its role in the state sector; public service chief executives; public management; public service values and standards; human resources and EEO; and the mainstream supported employment programme. Also includes information on the E-Government Unit. Publications and media releases are available online.
- Statistics New Zealand = Tatauranga Aotearoa
Official information from Statistics New Zealand, including a summary of New Zealand statistics, also products and services and related links. Includes activities and information for school teachers.
- Tax matters
Website includes latest and archived 'Tax Matters' news items, policy reports, publications and tax policy related information.
- Te Puni Kōkiri
The Government's principal adviser on the Crown's relationship with iwi, hapū and Māori, and on key Government policies as they affect Māori. Includes newsletters and the Māori Land Information Base.
- Tourism Strategy Group policy website
Profiles the Tourism Strategy Group and the New Zealand tourism industry. Includes online reports and statistics.
- Treasury = Kaitohutou Kaupapa Rawa
Details the organisation of the Treasury the Government's lead advisor on economic and financial policy. Includes online publications, including the latest Budget.
- What's tax?
Inland Revenue site which provides introductory information and easy access to tools and services to help people understand and meet tax responsibilities.