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Government and Official Information:   New Zealand  

New Zealand Government and Official Information

Head of State

The Sovereign King Charles III
Governor General (the Queen’s representative in New Zealand)


Parliament is made up of The Sovereign and the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives is made up of the Members of Parliament. The job of Parliament is to make the laws.

Legislative Process


A Government (also known as the Executive) is made up of members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Governor-General as Ministers of the Crown. The role of the Government is to administer the laws.

Government Support

Official Information


The judiciary (the Courts) interprets the laws made by Parliament.

Local Government


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