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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

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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 FAQs for instructors, the Guide to Working with the PCO, Plain language, and how to notify Legislative Instruments for publication.

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