You can find government publications dating from the 19th century to the present in our collections. Begin your search using the National Library Catalogue.

New Zealand and Pacific Collection

The New Zealand and Pacific Collection includes most publications from Parliament as well as government department annual reports and statements of intent.

Download a list of parliamentary publications

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General Serials Collection

This collection holds a copy of almost all items published by New Zealand government departments, including:

  • Bills
  • Order Papers
  • Supplementary Order Papers
  • Journals

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New Zealand Serials Collection

This collection has a full set of parliamentary publications, including some early government publications. The collection includes the following items.

  • Journals and Appendices of the Legislative Council
  • Journals of the House of Representatives
  • Provincial gazettes.

More about the New Zealand Serials Collection

Online resources

Almost all recent government and parliamentary items are now available online. Use the following websites to access resources and contact details for public organisations and local councils.

Government publications - New Zealand Government Online website

Latest Order Paper – New Zealand Parliament website

Parliamentary Debates 2003 onwards – New Zealand Parliament website

New Zealand Legislation website

Publications and research - New Zealand Parliament website

Non-New Zealand government publications

The International Documents section of the Parliamentary Library in Wellington can provide official information published by many foreign governments and inter-governmental agencies.

Publications and research - New Zealand Parliament website