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Government Documents

Information about the New Zealand Government Documents available online and located in the New Zealand Room on the first floor at the Whangarei Central Library. 
Updated: 10/02/2021 5:01 p.m.


Government Documents.

New Zealand Parliament



Statutory Regulations

Statutory regulations now have a new name and a new abbreviation. From 2014, what were formerly SR’s or statutory regulations, orders in council and other items are now officially called Legislative Instruments.

All new Legislative Instruments will have an 'LI' reference number, eg LI 2014/37 rather than SR 2014/37. The new format for reference numbers appears in search and browse results on the New Zealand Legislation website for Legislative Instruments made from January 2014 onwards.

New Zealand Legal Information Institute   

New Zealand Gazette

The New Zealand Gazette is an official newspaper of the New Zealand Government produced weekly by the New Zealand Gazette Office at the Department of Internal Affairs.

Each edition of the New Zealand Gazette is divided into commercial and government notices, covering business proceedings, bankruptcies, land transfer notices, departmental and parliamentary notices.

The New Zealand Gazette

New Zealand Gazette Archive

  • searchable and browsable database
  • search for personal names for Genealogy research
  • browse by date and page number for references on land deeds and cadastral maps
  • available only in Whangarei Central Library.

New Zealand Statistics

Stats New Zealand

Historical census and yearbooks


Hard Copies available in the New Zealand Room  

  • Index to Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR) – 1923 to 1938
  • Appendix to the Journal of New Zealand – 1861 to 1948
  • Index to Appendices to the Journals – 1854 - 1913
  • New Zealand Census – 1911 to 2006
  • New Zealand Official Yearbooks 1895 to 2010





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