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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 Legislation Guidelines (2018) have been published, updating and replacing the LAC Guidelines (2014). More about the Guidelines »
  • The 2017 table of Legislative Instruments and the Acts under which they were made is now available online. View the table »
  • The table of legislation waiting to be brought into force by Order in Council as at 1 April 2018 is now available. View the table »
  • The Revision Bill programme for 2018–2020 was presented to the House on 4 April 2018. More about the revision programme »
  • PCO wins Best Plain English Legal Document at 2017 Plain English Awards. More »

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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