Public Policy and Public Management

New Zealand Public Policy Resources


  • Use these resources when you are looking for information on a New Zealand policy topic.
  • Read the book chapter in the readings to learn what and how to look for.

New Zealand resources

Submissions and advice to Parliament - Submissions and advice that have been released to the public by select committees.

  • Submissions can be written by anyone, and help the committee understand what the public think about a particular issue. They are usually released as soon as the committee has had a chance to read them.
  • Advice is written by the committees’ official advisers. Advisers are appointed for each issue a committee considers, and generally come from government organisations.

Official Sources

These two sources are written by Government Departments responsible for new laws or regulations addressing a policy issue or problem.


Readings - Critically researching social policy