Parliamentary Counsel Office
We take pride in high quality drafting and in making legislation accessible to all.
Bill Moore Acting Chief
- The PCO's Statement of Intent for 2013–2018 and performance measures for the 2013/14 year are now available.
- The 2012 table of Statutory Regulations and the Acts under which they were made is now available online. View the table »
- New on the New Zealand Legislation website: downloading sections in Word or PDF, plus other features. More »
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 in hard copy and online.
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 Statutory Regulations for publication.