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The Ministry administers a number of Acts of Parliament and Regulations relating to the arts, culture, broadcasting and sports sectors.


Legislative Instruments

Online Resources

The New Zealand Legislation website at is now a source of official legislation. Previously, only printed legislation from the Parliamentary Counsel Office or the New Zealand Government was official.

View the Attorney-General's January 2014 media statement: Official legislation online today

Read more details about what official legislation means, and which versions are official on the Parliamentary Counsel Office website.

Enforcement and Prosecution policies

The Ministry's enforcement and prosecution policies for relevant legislation are available below.

We have also published guidance about the use of the word 'Anzac' here as well as guidelines for the use of wording and emblems associated with the 28th Māori Battalion here.

Updated on 7th October 2019