Agriculture and Forestry
Provides agriculture and forestry information, analysis and advice.
Protects New Zealand agriculture from imported pests and diseases.
Tel: +64 4 474 4100
Child, Youth and Family
Works with at-risk children and young people and their families.
Tel: 04 918 9100, 04 918 9299
Tle: 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459)
Administers Crown land protected for scenic, scientific, historic
or cultural reasons, or recreation.
Tel: 04 471 0726
Consumer Affairs, Ministry of
See Help with rights and the law,
Contributes to safer communities through reducing re-offending
Telephone: 04 499 5620
Resolves disputes between the State and individuals, or between
Telephone: 04 918 8800
Name: Rules Committee
Name: Department for Courts,
Crown Law Office
Provides legal advice and represent-ation to the New Zealand Government,
and its agencies.
Culture and Heritage
Provides advice to the government on culture and heritage matters.
Tel: 04 499 4229
Manages risks from the movement of goods, people and craft across
the border, collects specified Crown revenues.
Tel: 0800 428 786 (Within NZ)
+64 9 300 5399 (Outside NZ )
Provides high quality advice to enable the Government to make
well-informed judgements on the defence of New Zealand.
Telephone: 04 496 0999
Advises on, coordinates and aligns activities that stimulate economic
Tel: +64 4 472 0030
Education Review Office
Reviews and reports on the quality of education in all New Zealand
schools and early childhood services.
Tel: 04 499 2489
edCentre was created by the government agencies below
to give easy access to information about education held
on their own websites and on other relevant New Zealand
out more about educational resources.
Builds on results already achieved to improve outcomes for our
students, families and communities.
Reports to the Government on the New Zealand’s environment
and the environmental laws and policies.
Tel: +64 4 917 7400
Responsible for the sustainable utilisation of fisheries.
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Manages dealings with other countries and assists New Zealanders
in difficulty overseas.
Tel: 04 439 8000, Fax: 04 472 9596
Ensures the health and disability system works for New Zealanders.
Tel: 04 496 2000, Fax: 04 496 2340
Protects the rights of residential tenants and landlords.
Tel: 04 472 2753, Fax: 04 499 4744
Provides quality tax and social policy services to Government.
Tel: 04 473 0920, Fax: 04 473 2815
Serves and connects citizens, communities and government.
Tel: 04 495 7200
Tel: 04 994 0576
Provides advice and leadership on strategic, policy, information,
and purchase issues across the justice sector.
Tel: 04 494 9700
Ensures people are safe and treated fairly at work, develops community
Tel: +64 4 915 4000
Land Information New Zealand
Provides valuation and other land information, including Treaty
of Waitangi claim information.
Tel: 04 460 0110
Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry of Māori Development)
Advises the Minister of Māori Affairs on policy initiatives.
Tel: 0800 94 99 97, 04 922 6000
National Library of New Zealand
Collects, maintains and makes available, literature and information
resources that relate to New Zealand and the Pacific.
Pacific Island Affairs
Promotes the development of Pacific peoples in New Zealand.
Tel: 04 473 4493
Prime Minister and Cabinet (Department of)
Serves the Executive (the Prime Minister, the Governor-General,
and the Cabinet).
Tel: 04 471 9035 (General enquiries)
Offers independent, professional advice and a wide range of legal
and financial services.
Tel: 0800 371 471
Research, Science and Technology
Inspires and assists New Zealanders to create a better future
through research and innovation.
Tel: 04 917 2900
Serious Fraud Office
Undertakes the detection, investigation and prosecution of serious
and/or complex fraud.
Tel: 09 303 0121
Freephone 0800 109 800
Provides strategic social policy advice to Government and delivers
income support and employment services.
Tel: 04 916 3860
State Services Commission
Supports the State Services Commissioner in the discharge of his
Tel: +64 4 495 6600
Statistics New Zealand (Te Tari Tatau)
Statistics New Zealand – Te Tari Tatau is the country’s
national statistical agency and the major source of official statistics.
Each year the department produces a wealth of information about
people, households, business and economic activity.
Statistics New Zealand offers a choice of distribution options.
The website www.stats.govt.nz is a key distribution channel providing
access to a vast range of free information about New Zealand.
Tel: 0508 525 525
Ensures transport services that are accessible, efficient and safe
for both people and our environment.
The Government’s primary economic and financial advisor.
Tel: 04 472 2733
Provides gender-specific advice.
Tel: 04 473 4112
Work and Income
Helps people into work, and provides income support as needed.
Tel: 04 916 3300
Provides policy advice on young people and their future.
Tel: 04 471 2158