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Legislation: NZ

Subjects: Law, Law: Foreign Law

New Zealand legislation

 Legislation (Official Versions) Regulations 2015 EIF 5 January 2016: hyper text markup language (HTML) versions of legislation on the New Zealand Legislation website declared official by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, as well as the PDF format version.

If you want to find the debates relating to a recent Bill, then the Parliament Bills webpages have done the hard work for you with related links down the right hand column!

Printed resources

For current legislation please use one of the electronic sources mentioned above.
Our print collection is of use for historic research, and for those interested in the text of acts as originally promulgated, or amended only to 2006. It is on Level 1.

New Zealand statutes (1841- ) Cw New Z 010
Reprinted Statutes of NZ (1979-2004) Cw New Z 030 1979
New Zealand Statutes Reprint (1908-1957) Cw New Z 030 1957
Statutory Regulations (1936-1983) Cw New Z 90

Butterworths later LexisNexis Annotations to the NZ statutes
(last updated 2006)

Cw New Z 075 1982


Changes in terminology

Due to legislative changes made by the Legislation Act 2012 Deemed Regulations have been renamed Other Instruments. Statutory Regulations have been renamed Legislative Instruments.

Thanks to Steph Carr of Auckland University for the information.

Law reform and public consutation in NZ

The LawBod's holdings of New Zealand Law Commission Reports & Discussion Papers are at KL.178

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