New Zealand Government Sites

Here we share some general information about the New Zealand Government.

Government Sites

New Zealand has a variety of Government sites. Important ones to be aware of include:

  • New Zealand Government.

The New Zealand Government, also known formally as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government which governs authority of New Zealand.

  • Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

Yes, we pay taxes in New Zealand too! This site provides information on tax structures, rates and rebates. Importantly if you are going to work in New Zealand you will need a tax number from IRD. If you are going to live in New Zealand and hold overseas assets, investments or income take tax advice before you move.

  • NZ Customs Service.

All about rules you need to know when thinking about bringing stuff into New Zealand.

Useful Information

There are a wide range of New Zealand government agencies and services. Many you will not ever need to use, but it pays to understand what is on offer and these links below will help. In some cases, you may need to engage professionals like accountants and lawyers to manage your personal affairs who will deal with government agencies on your behalf.

Government Agencies

New Zealand Government

Local Councils



Other Helpful Links

Culture & History

Education in New Zealand

Employment in New Zealand

Health & Wellbeing

Business & Travel

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