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Parliamentary Counsel Office


We take pride in high quality drafting and in making legislation accessible to all.

Fiona Leonard
Chief Parliamentary Counsel

  • The PCO has responded to the State Services Commission's Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants. View the response »
  • The PCO's Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2018 has been presented to the House. View the report »
  • The table of legislation waiting to be brought into force by Order in Council as at 1 October 2018 is now available. View the table »
  • The Legislation Bill has been reported back to the House. More about the Bill 

About the PCO

About the PCO.

We draft and publish legislation. And we work with others to make legislation that is fit for purpose, constitutionally sound, and accessible to all users.

Learn about our role, careers at the PCO, our corporate publications, and the Access to Secondary Legislation Project.

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Find legislation: online, on the New Zealand Legislation website or through other sources. Find where you can buy printed legislation.

Learn more about legislation: about the different types of Acts and Legislative Instruments, and about reprints of legislation.

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Instructing the PCO

Instructing the PCO.

Information for agencies that instruct the PCO in the development of legislation.

Resources include the Guide to Working with the PCO, Plain language, information on supplying forms and graphics for publication in legislation, and how to notify Legislative Instruments for publication.

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