Government Website Listings

There are a number of government agencies that are responsible for the regulation and management of science related practices in New Zealand. These exist to ensure the research carried out here is of the highest quality, and to make sure that it is done safely and correctly. These agencies are also authorities with regards to how scientific findings are utilised in bills and legislation, as well as being an authority to many scientific institutions.


Christchurch City Council

The homepage of the Christchurch City Council.  Find information on their services, consents and licences, transport, environment, sport and recreation centres, parks and gardens, community services, councillors and the Christchurch Rebuild.  Also provides the ability to pay your rates, parking tickets, dog registrations and fees online.

Phone: 03 941 8999

Address: 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013

Department of Conservation

DOC is the government agency responsible for conservation in New Zealand.  Ensuring that New Zealanders experience the importance of maintaining the diversity of our natural heritage, protecting our history, encouraging participation in recreation, engaging people in conservation and emphasising its benefits.

Address: PO Box 10420, Wellington 6143

Education Review Office

The government department which reports publicly on the quality of education in all New Zealand schools and early childhood centres, including private schools, kura kaupapa Maori and kohanga reo.  ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Phone: 04 499 2489

Ministry of Education

A portal for education information in New Zealand, maintained by the Ministry of Education.  Providing a range of information and links to other sites, general information, as well as more specialised topics for educators and administrators.

Phone: 04 463 8000

Address: 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011

New Zealand Government Immigration Service

Part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, bringing the best people to New Zealand to enhance New Zealand’s social and economic outcomes.  Providing useful New Zealand immigration information including visa applications, border security, migrant settlement, refugee programs and more.

Phone: 0508 558 855

Inland Revenue

The New Zealand government agency responsible for collecting tax.  The IRD website offers useful information and resources for all your business, personal and professional tax and social services needs.  Get access to online forms and documents or login to MyIR and update your details online.

Phone: 0800 227 774

Ministry of Social Development

Government agency responsible for providing social policy advice to the New Zealand government and social services to millions of New Zealanders.  These services include the care and protection of children, employment, income and superannuation services, community service funding, student allowances and loans and social housing.

Phone: 04 916 3300

Address: Bowen Street, Wellington 6011

New Zealand Government Online

A guide to New Zealand government information and services.  Making it easier for you to find and use government information online.  Look for information and links on anything from immigration, education and tax to transport, property and conservation and much more.


Official website for the New Zealand Police department.  Responsible for enforcing criminal law, enhancing public safety, maintaining order and keeping the peace throughout New Zealand.  Find information on infringements, licences and vetting, traffic information, crimes, missing persons and many other topics.