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Acts as the memory of government. "We ensure that there is an authentic and reliable record of government and we preserve and provide access to these archives"
INGENIUM is the brand name for the Association of Local Government Engineering New Zealand Incorporated.
INGENIUM is the organisation that represents all those people who manage, maintain and operate public infrastructure in New Zealand. Public infrastructure includes roads & bridges, water supplies, sewerage schemes, stormwater systems, river control schemes, land drainage schemes, airports and harbour facilities.
The focus of INGENIUM is on asset management and engineering for public infrastructure.
Helping you start, manage and grow your business
Arts Council of New Zealand
Kia ora and welcome to the Department of Building and Housing. Our vision is that the people of New Zealand have access to quality homes and buildings that meet their needs, reflect our environment and contribute to a sustainable New Zealand. Here you will find information and guidance on building law and compliance, services including weathertight homes, and advice for tenants and landlords.
This Department of Conservation (DOC) site has information about the protection of New Zealand's natural and historic heritage, how and where you can enjoy public conservation places and how to get involved in conservation.
New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs issues passports; administers civil unions; registers births, deaths and marriages; administers citizenship applications; ensures gambling is fair, legal and honest; enforces censorship law and anti-spam law and promotes internet safety; contributes to community development by administering Lottery Grants, Community Grants Schemes, Grants Online and Trusts; and provides support services and policy advice for Ministers of the Crown. We are home to the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management,and the Local Government Commission. The Department's present activities include implementation of dog control legislation and a dog safety campaign, implementation of the Local Government Act 2002, providing information on local councils, and working with local and central government to support community outcomes.
The Department of Labour’s primary role is to improve the performance of the labour market and, through this, strengthen the economy and increase the standard of living for those in New Zealand.
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) serves the Executive (the Governor-General, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet) through the provision of high quality impartial advice and support services...
This association acts in the interests of DHBs on agreed national issues
The website of the Earthquake Commission (EQC). EQC is New Zealand’s primary provider of natural disaster insurance to residential property owners. It insures against damage caused by earthquake, natural landslip, volcanic eruption, hydrothermal activity, tsunami; in the case of residential land, a storm or flood; or fire caused by any of these.
Elections New Zealand, the joint website of the Electoral Enrolment Centre, Chief Electoral Office, and Electoral Commission. Elections New Zealand aims to help you participate in New Zealand's electoral life by offering information, education, encouragement and online services.
EECA works with businesses, government, local government, communities and individuals to integrate energy efficiency and renewable energy into their everyday activities.
The Environmental Risk Management Authority (the Authority) was established under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996.
The Authority's main role is to make decisions on applications to import, develop, or field test new organisms; or to import or manufacture hazardous substances in New Zealand.
Government Information Officers Forum
The Honours Secretariat administers the New Year and Queen’s Birthday Honours Lists.
Housing New Zealand provides New Zealanders with access to good quality, affordable homes. It is also the New Zealand government's main advisor on housing, and services related to housing.
(GNS Science) Our core purpose is to understand natural processes in the Earth's crust and physics-based technologies and to transform this knowledge into economic and social benefits for New Zealand ...
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is a Crown entity established on 1 August 2008, under the amended Land Transport Management Act 2003, bringing together the functions of Land Transport New Zealand and Transit New Zealand to provide an integrated approach to transport planning, funding and delivery.
The NZ Transport Agency contributes to an integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable land transport system, in support of the updated New Zealand Transport Strategy.
LIANZA is proud to be part of the New Zealand library and information community. LIANZA's community includes
LIANZA Regional Committees
LIANZA Special Interest Groups (SIGs), which provide a forum for members with a common interest;
LIANZA has a partnership with Te Rōpū Whakahau (uniting Maori librarians and information specialists in Aotearoa New Zealand)
The Local Government Commission is an independent statutory body. Our main role is to make decisions on the structure and representation requirements of local government in New Zealand.
On this web site you can:
The Local Government Industry Training Organisation (LGITO) is the standard setting body that facilitates industry based qualifications designed to improve productivity at councils and other local authorities.The focus is on quality standards, ensuring relevance and providing flexible learning options enabling local government staff to achieve qualifications specific to the local government industry.
Here are the Government’s plans for making Auckland greater.
The Royal Commission on Auckland Governance recommended bold change to fuel growth in Auckland’s economy, improve the health and vitality of its communities, and ensure that the amenities necessary to attract a talented workforce are in place. The Government has agreed with the need for bold change to make Auckland the most exciting, vibrant metropolitan centre in Australasia.
New Zealand Weather Forecasts and Information Presentation Services
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s overall role is to help make New Zealand culture visible and accessible.
Works to achieve good environmental leadership and decision making at all levels so that we can deliver the environment that New Zealanders expect and deserve.
On this website you can find out about issues that affect the environment, environmental laws and treaties and environmental reporting. There's also information on what you can do for the environment, copies of our publications and information about our organisation.
"Our mission is to enhance New Zealand's natural advantage. We do this by: encouraging high-performing sectors; developing safe and freer trade; ensuring healthy New Zealanders; and by protecting our natural resources for the benefit of future generations."
The Ministry works to ensure New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to do business, and to make a real difference to the country's economic performance.
The Ministry of Health aims to ensure that the health and disability support system works for all New Zealanders. As principal advisor to the government on health and disability policy, we lead and support the sector to achieve better health for New Zealanders, including reduced inequalities, better participation and independence, trust and security.
The Ministry works closely with other agencies in the justice sector such as New Zealand Police, the Department of Corrections and the Ministry of Social Development, to advance the sector’s common goal of a safe and just society for New Zealand.
"The Ministry of Social Development helps people to be successful in their lives.
Every day our people invest energy and passion into making a difference in the lives of children and young people, families, individuals and communities. In helping New Zealanders gain a job, an education, a responsibility or an opportunity, we build their security and welfare. We support people to form strong families, build vibrant communities and a dynamic nation."
New Zealand Government’s source of advice on ways to improve the lives of women
Ministry of Youth Development- Te Manatū Whakahiato - where you can find out about policies, programmes and services relating to young people.
Started in 1995 the National Asset Management Steering (NAMS) Group has led the development of asset management best practice within New Zealand.
NIWA is a Crown owned research and consultancy company, with a global reputation as experts in water and atmospheric research. Our mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet.
The National Library was formed in 1965, when the Alexander Turnbull Library, the General Assembly Library, and the National Library Service were brought together.
Our Vision: "The appreciation of wetlands and their values by all New Zealanders, and the enhancement and restoration of wetlands throughout New Zealand"
The Network of Public Sector Communicators provides a professional forum to share information, contacts and experiences. The Network was established in 2002 and currently has approximately 450 members made up of individuals, government departments and agencies.
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) assigns, approves, alters or discontinues the use of names for geographic features (eg place names), undersea features and Crown protected areas in New Zealand, its offshore islands and its continental shelf and the Ross Sea region of Antarctica.
New Zealand Government
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga is New Zealand's leading national historic heritage agency. Its mission is to promote the identification, protection, preservation and conservation of the historical and cultural heritage of New Zealand.
The New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health is the peak non-governmental environmental health organisation in New Zealand. It is the professional body that serves those engaged in the environment and public health protection fields.
The purpose of this site is to provide information to members of the New Zealand Parking Association and also information to the public on parking in New Zealand.
Learn about Planning in New Zealand Good planning helps to create better communities and enrich peoples’ lives. We believe it is important that everyone understands how the planning process works. This site is going to be revamped and will be dedicated to the general public, its aim will be to educate everyone on how to take part in the decision making process, and effect positive physical, social and economic change in their communities…
Promoting Recreation and providing professional services to the recreation sector
Professional Development - Growing our people and profession
Promotion and Advocacy - Promoting and protecting people's recreation
Operational Excellence - Recognised as the leading recreation organisation
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is the New Zealand Government’s national economic development agency.
This website is a resource for government employees that promotes good practices in community engagement. Each section has a 'related resources' area featuring case-studies, useful links and further reading.
The work of the Controller and Auditor-General is carried out by the Office of the Auditor-General, Audit New Zealand, and private sector auditing firms. Audit New Zealand is a stand-alone business unit with.
An Ombudsman is an independent investigator who, amongst other responsibilities:
•investigates complaints about the administrative acts and decisions of central and local government agencies;
•investigates complaints about the decisions of Ministers of the Crown and central and local government agencies on requests for official information; and
•provides information and guidance to employees who wish to report serious wrong-doing in their workplace (“whistle-blowing”) and is one of the authorities to whom serious wrong-doing can be reported.
As an independent Officer of Parliament, the PCE has wide-ranging powers to investigate environmental concerns.
Find out about our system of government, what Parliament does, how we choose our members of Parliament, and how laws are made. Discover the important jobs people do in Parliament and what special rules, privileges, and powers apply.
QEII Trust helps private landowners in New Zealand to protect significant natural and cultural features on their land through open space covenants in perpetuity.
Features protected include landscapes, forest remnants, wetlands, grasslands, threatened species habitats, and cultural and archaeological sites.
Quotable Value Limited (QV) is New Zealand’s largest valuation and property information company. QV operates from 22 offices throughout New Zealand and has subsidiary companies in three states of Australia.
The Road Safety Trust is a Crown Established Trust that receives its funding from a share of the proceeds of personalised licence plate sales. Trustees appointed by the Minister of Transport control the money and make sure it is used as intended. The Trust is empowered to fund community safety initiatives, training, education, overseas travel, attendance at conferences and private sector technological developments beneficial to road safety. The Trust’s areas of priority are those contained in the Road Safety to 2010 strategy and the New Zealand Transport Strategy insofar as it pertains to road safety.
This site is the point of access to good practice material developed by SOLGM for local authorities in New Zealand.
Sport and Recreation New Zealand. SPARC's job is to ensure New Zealand remains a thriving, healthy, dynamic country that can compete with the best in the world and promote itself with confidence.
Standards New Zealand is New Zealand's leading developer of Standards and Standards based solutions.
Standards New Zealand is the national Standards body and the operating arm of the Standards Council. Together we are part of New Zealand’s standards and conformance infrastructure. We are an autonomous Crown entity responsible for managing the development and distribution of Standards across a range of sectors. Standards New Zealand is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation, relying on revenue primarily from contracts with sponsors to develop Standards, but also from sales of Standards' publications.
The State Services Commission is the Government’s lead advisor on New Zealand’s public management system and works with government agencies to support the delivery of quality services to New Zealanders.
The State Services Commission’s role is broad and varied. It works with Public Service departments, Crown entities and other State sector organisations to ensure the New Zealand government operates efficiently and effectively.
A directory to New Zealand & Pacific Island web sites: National Library of New Zealand