Parliamentary Counsel Office
We take pride in high quality drafting and in making legislation accessible to all.
Chief Parliamentary Counsel
- The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017, the first Bill under the revision programme, has been enacted. More »
- The 2016 table of Legislative Instruments and the Acts under which they were made is now available online. View the table »
- The High Court Rules have moved to a new location on the New Zealand Legislation website. More »
- Read about the Access to Subordinate Instruments Project »
We draft legislation to support the Government's legislative programme. Our goal is legislation that is effective, clear, consistent with other legislation, and adheres to legal principle. And we publish legislation online and in hard copy.
Information for agencies that instruct the PCO in the development of legislation.
Resources include the Guide to Working with the PCO, Principles of clear drafting, information on supplying forms and graphics for publication in legislation, and how to notify Legislative Instruments for publication.