Government of New Zealand

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The Government of New Zealand (Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa), or New Zealand Government (ceremonially referred to as Her Majesty's Government in New Zealand on the Seal of New Zealand ), is the administrative complex through which authority is exercised in New Zealand.wikipedia
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New Zealand House of Representatives

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Based on the principle of responsible government, it operates within the framework that "the Queen reigns, but the government rules, so long as it has the support of the House of Representatives".
The House passes all laws, provides ministers to form a Cabinet, and supervises the work of the Government.

Ministers of the New Zealand Government

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Executive power is exercised by ministers, all of whom are sworn into the Executive Council and accountable to the elected legislature, the House of Representatives.
Ministers, in the New Zealand Government, are members of Parliament who hold ministerial warrants from the Crown to perform certain functions of government.

Cabinet of New Zealand

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Several senior ministers (usually 20 ) constitute a collective decision-making body known as the Cabinet, which is led by the Prime Minister (currently Jacinda Ardern).
The Cabinet of New Zealand (Te Rūnanga o te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa) is the New Zealand Government's body of senior ministers, responsible to the New Zealand Parliament.

Seal of New Zealand

Seal of New Zealand Act 1977
The Government of New Zealand (Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa), or New Zealand Government (ceremonially referred to as Her Majesty's Government in New Zealand on the Seal of New Zealand ), is the administrative complex through which authority is exercised in New Zealand.
The governor-general of New Zealand has custody of the Seal, for all official instruments of Her Majesty's Government in New Zealand.

Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Several senior ministers (usually 20 ) constitute a collective decision-making body known as the Cabinet, which is led by the Prime Minister (currently Jacinda Ardern).
She or he is responsible for chairing meetings of Cabinet; allocating posts to ministers within the government; acting as the spokesperson for the government; and providing advice to the sovereign or the sovereign's representative, the governor-general.

Cabinet Manual (New Zealand)

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The Cabinet Manual describes the main laws, rules and conventions affecting the conduct and operation of the Government.
The Cabinet Manual (previously the Cabinet Office Manual until 2001 ) is a government document in New Zealand which outlines the main laws, rules and constitutional conventions affecting the operation of the New Zealand Government.

Monarchy of New Zealand

Queen of New ZealandMonarchKing of the British Dominions Beyond the Seas
Based on the principle of responsible government, it operates within the framework that "the Queen reigns, but the government rules, so long as it has the support of the House of Representatives".
The Government of New Zealand (formally termed Her Majesty's Government ) is defined by the Constitution Act as the monarch acting on the advice of the Executive Council.

New Zealand Budget

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More commonly, the term is used to refer to the members of Parliament (MPs) belonging to a particular political party (or coalition of parties) with a large number of seats sufficient to win important votes (e.g. the vote to accept the budget each year).
The New Zealand Budget is statement by the Government of New Zealand, usually set annually, of the state's revenues and expenditures for the preceding fiscal year and years to come.

Liberal Government of New Zealand

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The first Ministry that formed along party lines did not appear until 1891, when John Ballance formed the Liberal Party and the Liberal Government.
The Liberal Government of New Zealand was the first responsible government in New Zealand politics organised along party lines.

Beehive (New Zealand)

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The executive wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, commonly called the "Beehive" because of the building's shape, houses many government offices and is also where the Cabinet meets.
Thus, the name "Beehive" is closely linked with the New Zealand Government.

Minister of Finance (New Zealand)

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The most important minister, following the prime minister, is the finance minister, while other high-profile portfolios include foreign affairs, justice, health and education.
The Minister of Finance, originally known as Colonial Treasurer, is a senior figure within the Government of New Zealand and head of the New Zealand Treasury.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand)

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The most important minister, following the prime minister, is the finance minister, while other high-profile portfolios include foreign affairs, justice, health and education.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) (Māori: Manatū Aorere) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with advising the government on foreign and trade policy, and promoting New Zealand's interests in trade and international relations.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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New Zealand's "public service" includes 32 core government institutions—most have ministry or department in their name, e.g. Ministry for Culture and Heritage, or Department of Internal Affairs—which are listed in the first schedule to the State Sector Act 1988.
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatū Taonga (MCH) is the public-service department of the New Zealand government charged with advising the government on policies and issues involving the arts, culture, built heritage, sport and recreation, and broadcasting sectors, and participating in functions that advance or promote those sectors.

Ministry of Justice (New Zealand)

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The most important minister, following the prime minister, is the finance minister, while other high-profile portfolios include foreign affairs, justice, health and education.
The New Zealand Ministry of Justice (Māori: Tāhū o te Ture) is an executive branch of the New Zealand Government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice within New Zealand.

New Zealand Labour Party

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The current government, since October 2017, is a coalition between Labour and New Zealand First, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Alongside its main rival, the New Zealand National Party, Labour has dominated New Zealand governments since the 1930s.

Department of Internal Affairs (New Zealand)

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New Zealand's "public service" includes 32 core government institutions—most have ministry or department in their name, e.g. Ministry for Culture and Heritage, or Department of Internal Affairs—which are listed in the first schedule to the State Sector Act 1988.
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA; Māori: Te Tari Taiwhenua) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with issuing passports; administering applications for citizenship and lottery grants; enforcing censorship and gambling laws; registering births, deaths, marriages and civil unions; supplying support services to Ministers of the Crown; and advising the government on a range of relevant policies and issues, part of a number of functions performed by Internal Affairs.

Official Opposition (New Zealand)

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Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, commonly called the Official Opposition, in New Zealand is usually the largest political party or coalition which is not a member of the ruling government—it does not provide ministers.

Politics of New Zealand

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Most ministers are members of the Cabinet, which is the main decision-making body of the New Zealand Government.

1856 Sewell Ministry

Sewell MinistryResponsible Government7 May 1856
The Sewell Ministry constituted the first responsible government, with control over all domestic matters other than native policy.
* Government of New Zealand

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

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The wider state sector also includes about 2,800 Crown entities (including some 2,600 school boards of trustees and 20 district health boards), 17 state-owned enterprises, three officers of Parliament and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Her Majesty's Government (term)

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The Government of New Zealand (Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa), or New Zealand Government (ceremonially referred to as Her Majesty's Government in New Zealand on the Seal of New Zealand ), is the administrative complex through which authority is exercised in New Zealand.

New Zealand

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The Government of New Zealand (Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa), or New Zealand Government (ceremonially referred to as Her Majesty's Government in New Zealand on the Seal of New Zealand ), is the administrative complex through which authority is exercised in New Zealand.

Parliamentary system

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As in most parliamentary democracies, the term "Government" refers chiefly to the executive branch, and more specifically to the collective ministry directing the executive.

Ministry (collective executive)

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As in most parliamentary democracies, the term "Government" refers chiefly to the executive branch, and more specifically to the collective ministry directing the executive.

Responsible government

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Based on the principle of responsible government, it operates within the framework that "the Queen reigns, but the government rules, so long as it has the support of the House of Representatives". The Sewell Ministry constituted the first responsible government, with control over all domestic matters other than native policy.