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New Zealand Law Guide (ARCHIVE): Legislation

Image: NZ Parliament House in Wellington. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Latest Legislative Activity - RSS feed

The feed below contains all new Acts, Bills, Regulations and consolidated Acts and Regulations published in the last 30 days.

You can set up custom rss feeds for eg: to be alerted when a particular Act is passed, or to monitor progress of a Bill, or to be alerted to amending legislation as it is passed, or to keep track of all legislative activity on a particular topic. 

 

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Making Legislation

The New Zealand legislature does not have a bicameral structure - the Upper House was abolished in 1950, leaving only the Lower House, the House of Representatives. New Zealand Parliament website.

Legislation is drafted and published by the Parliamentary Counsel's Office.

Bills

  • Bills are available on NZ Legislation 2008 to current. Some older Bills are available on the NZ Parliament website, but coverage is not complete.

Hansard

  • Hansard is available on the NZ Parliament website for 2003 to current.

Where to Find Legislation

Acts as Made

Exact replicas of New Zealand acts as made are available on NZLII (1841-2007) and NZ Legislation (2007-present).

Current Acts

All Acts currently in force (including all amendments to date) are available on NZ Legislation.

Repealed Acts

Repealed Acts from 1828 to the present are available on NZLII

Historical Acts

The 1908 Consolidation of all NZ Acts in force (including amendments up to 1908) is a vailable on NZLII

Regulations as Made

Regulations as made are available on NZ Legislation (2007-present).

Current Regulations

Virtually all current regulations (including all amendments to date) are available on NZ Legislation.

Repealed Regulations

Repealed Regulations from 1916 to the present are available on NZLII

Finding Cases on Legislative Provisions

See the Finding Cases on Legislative Provisions box in the Case Law page of this Guide.