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We administer the following acts of Parliament:

Legislative instruments

Legislative instruments are secondary legislation that are made by someone other than Parliament or under a power that Parliament has formally delegated in a particular Act. Secondary legislation includes regulations, rules and orders in council. 

We administer the following regulations and orders. See ‘Our guidance’ section for details about the use of the word Anzac and the New Zealand Flag.

Online resources

The New Zealand legislation website at is now the source of official legislation.

Read more details about what official legislation means, and which versions are official on the Parliamentary Counsel Office website.

Parliamentary Counsel Office website

Our guidance

We have published guidance about the following topics arranged in alphabetical order. 

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Systems policy

This policy sets out how we will operate our CCTV systems and the rules we and our contractors will abide by when using the CCTV system.

CCTV Systems policy  

Enforcement policy

We are responsible for administering cultural and heritage legislation. We have a responsibility to enforce provisions of these Acts by investigating possible breaches and taking appropriate action. This includes prosecuting offences where we determine it to be in the public interest after we have analyse everything relevant to the that breach.

Enforcement policy

28th Māori Battalion guidelines

The Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 restricts the use of wording and emblems associated with the 28th Māori Battalion and the 28th Māori Battalion Association.

28th Māori Battalion guidelines

Use of the word ‘Anzac’ guidelines

Section 17 of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 prohibits the use of the word ‘Anzac’ in trade or business. We provide guidance as to what uses of the word will generally not be in breach of the Act. Our guidance is not legal advice.

Use of the word ‘Anzac’ guidelines

Use of the word ‘Royal’ guidelines

The word ‘Royal’ has special connotations that may attach to any organisation or business activity to which it is applied. New Zealand has various rules and procedures governing the use of the word which are set out on the following webpage.

How you can use the word ‘Royal’