What's in each section?




The parliament section contains a listing of all current members of parliament including party representation, ministerial portfolio listings, Cabinet Committee details including full ministerial membership for each committee and a brief description of the role of the committee, Select Committee details including full membership for each committee and a brief description of the role of the committee and a House seating planning with party affiliations.


Where relevant, individual MPs have displayed links to their daily press releases, Twitter feeds, parliamentary and electorate contact details and key staff.



Government Departments


This section contains the 35 core government departments and ministries that constitute the New Zealand Public Service as defined in the State Sector Act 1998. 



Government Organisations


This section features a number of different types of government organisation including: Crown entities, Officers of Parliament, State-owned enterprises, and other government-owned businesses.

Where appropriate, entries include wholly-owned subsidiaries and subsidiaries in which the listed organisation has a significant financial interest, as well as any significant statutory or advisory committees that the listed organisation administers.



Local Government


Contact details for all Regional, District, and City councils are listed within this section.



Diplomatic Corps  


New Zealand diplomatic and trade representatives overseas

This section of the directory contains contact details for senior New Zealand diplomatic and trade representatives in other countries.

Foreign diplomatic and consular representation in New Zealand

Countries with embassies, high commissions and consular representatives based in New Zealand are listed in this section.




This section lists the main courts in New Zealand’s justice system and includes contact details and information about: the Chief Justice, judges of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court the District Court, the Employment Court, Environment Court, Family Court,Māori Land Court and the Youth Court.



System of Government


This section includes information about New Zealand's Governor General, the Treaty of Waitangi, the New Zealand Electoral system, the House of Representatives, and the Government Budget cycle.

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