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


  • Anzac Day Act 1966
  • Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014
  • Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts I-IV and Section 81)
  • Cultural Property (Protection in Armed Conflict) Act 2012
  • Flags, Emblems and Names Protection Act 1981
  • Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992
  • National War Memorial Act 1992
  • National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) Empowering Act 2012
  • New Zealand Film Commission Act 1978
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Act 2004
  • Protected Objects Act 1975
  • Radio New Zealand Act 1995
  • Radio New Zealand Amendment Act 2016
  • Seddon Family Burial Ground Act 1924
  • Sovereign's Birthday Observance Act 1952
  • Television New Zealand Act 2003
  • Waitangi Day Act 1976

Legislative Instruments

Order in Council

National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) Empowering Act 2014, Order in Council, pursuant to section 25 of the Act, dated 30 June 2014.

Online Resources

You can see online versions of these Acts and Regulations on the New Zealand Legislation website.

New Zealand Legislation website

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's website.

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.

Updated on 30th November 2017