A-Z of NZ government departments
Agriculture and Forestry
Provides agriculture and forestry information, analysis and
advice. Protects New Zealand agriculture from imported pests
Tel: +64 4 474 4100
Builds on results already achieved to improve outcomes for our
students, families and communities.
| Research, Science and Technology
Inspires and assists New Zealanders to create a better future
through research and innovation.
Tel: 04 917 2900
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)
Reports to the Government on the New Zealand’s environment
and the environmental laws and policies.
Tel: +64 4 917 7400
| Serious Fraud Office Undertakes the detection,
investigation and prosecution of serious and/or complex fraud.
Tel: 09 303 0121
Freephone 0800 109 800
Administers Crown land protected for scenic, scientific, historic
or cultural reasons, or recreation.
Tel: 04 471 0726
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 transport services that are accessible, efficient and
safe for both people and our environment.
| Consumer Affairs
See Help with rights and the law,
| Ministry of Health
Ensures the health and disability system works for New Zealanders.
Tel: 04 496 2000, Fax: 04 496 2340
|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
Tel: 0508 525 525
Contributes to safer communities through reducing re-offending
Telephone: 04 499 5620
Protects the rights of residential tenants and landlords.
Tel: 04 472 2753, Fax: 04 499 4744
| State Services Commission Supports the State
Services Commissioner in the discharge of his statutory responsibilities.
Tel: +64 4 495 6600
Resolves disputes between the State and individuals, or between
Telephone: 04 918 8800
Name: Rules Committee
Name: Department for Courts
| Inland Revenue
Provides quality tax and social policy services to Government.
Tel: 04 473 0920, Fax: 04 473 2815
Provides strategic social policy advice to Government and delivers
income support and employment services.
Tel: 04 916 3860
| Crown Law Office
Provides legal advice and represent-ation to the New Zealand
Government, and its agencies.
| Internal Affairs
Serves and connects citizens, communities and government.
Tel: 04 495 7200
Tel: 04 994 0576
The Government’s primary economic and financial advisor.
Tel: 04 472 2733
| Culture and Heritage
Provides advice to the government on culture and heritage matters.
Tel: 04 499 4229
Provides advice and leadership on strategic, policy, information,
and purchase issues across the justice sector.
Tel: 04 494 9700
Provides gender-specific advice.
Tel: 04 473 4112
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 )
Ensures people are safe and treated fairly at work, develops
Tel: +64 4 915 4000
|Work and Income
Helps people into work, and provides income support as needed.
Tel: 04 916 3300
Provides high quality advice to enable the Government to make
well-informed judgements on the defence of New Zealand.
Telephone: 04 496 0999
| Land Information New Zealand Provides
valuation and other land information, including Treaty of Waitangi
Tel: 04 460 0110
Provides policy advice on young people and their future.
Tel: 04 471 2158
| Economic Development
Advises on, coordinates and aligns activities that stimulate
Tel: +64 4 472 0030
| Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry of Māori
Advises the Minister of Māori Affairs on policy initiatives.
Tel: 0800 94 99 97, 04 922 6000
|Public Trust Offers independent, professional
advice and a wide range of legal and financial services.
Tel: 0800 371 471
| Education Review Office
Reviews and reports on the quality of education in all New Zealand
schools and early childhood services.
Tel: 04 499 2489
| 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)