Index

A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T V W

28-day rule, 1.49, 7.91-7.94

A

Absence of Governor-General, 1.17

Accommodation expenses see Travel and accommodation expenses

Accountability documents in public service, 3.9

Acting Ministers, 2.39-2.42

Acts, responsibility for the administration of, 2.32, 7.33

Address in Reply debate, 6.42, 7.5

Administrator of the Government, 1.17

Advertising, government see Government advertising

Affidavits by Ministers, 4.29

Agendas

  • Cabinet and Cabinet Committees, 5.45-5.46
  • Executive Council, 1.39

Appointments

  • Associate Ministers, 2.33
  • chief executives and senior officers, 3.22-3.25
  • Deputy Prime Minister, 2.13
  • Executive Councillors, 1.23-1.24
  • Governor-General, 1.2
  • judiciary, 4.8
  • Ministers, 2.15-2.17, 6.47
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretaries, 2.45
  • pre-election period, 6.9
  • Prime Minister, 1.23, 2.2, 6.51
  • Secretary of the Cabinet/Clerk of the Executive Council, 5.81

Appropriations, 2.23, 2.25, 5.65

Archives New Zealand

Associate Ministers, 2.33-2.38

  • assignment of responsibilities by Prime Minister, 2.31, 2.33
  • attending Cabinet committee meetings, 2.38
  • delegated responsibilities, 2.32, 2.34-2.36
  • public statements, 2.36
  • role and responsibilities, 2.33-2.36
  • submitting papers to Cabinet or Cabinet committees, 2.37

Attorney-General

Australian Standing Council meetings, attendance, 2.104

Awards see Honours system

B

Bills, 7.19-7.76

Boards

Briefing for incoming Ministers, 3.10-3.15, 6.61

Budget cycle, 5.66-5.69

Business interests, Ministers', 2.61, 2.95-2.96

C

Cabinet

Cabinet committees

Cabinet Directions for the Conduct of Crown Legal Business 2012, 4.16–4.17, appendix C

Cabinet Legislation Committee, 7.10–7.14

  • considering draft legislation, 7.50–7.52, 7.86
  • enquiries about papers for consideration, 7.2
  • submission of Supplementary Order Papers outside scope of bill or making substantive changes to bill for approval, 7.72

Cabinet Ministers see Ministers

Cabinet Office, 5.77–5.81

  • Honours Secretariat, 1.55
  • role, 5.77
  • role concerning Ministers’ conflicts of interest, 2.58
  • Secretary of the Cabinet/Clerk of the Executive Council, 5.78–5.81

Cabinet Office circulars

  • CO (02) 17 Guidelines for Changes to Baselines, 5.69
  • CO (06) 5 Ministers’ Roles and Responsibilities in Relation to Crown Entities, 3.31
  • CO (06) 6 Whole of Government Directions under the Crown Entities Act 2004, 3.40
  • CO (06) 7 Ministerial Interventions under the Resource Management Act 1991, 5.75
  • CO (06) 8 Fees Framework for Members of Statutory and Other Bodies Appointed by the Crown, 3.34, 4.88
  • CO (07) 2 The Financial Veto and 24 Hour Rule, 7.125
  • CO (08) 1 Security Classification System: Application to Cabinet Documents, 8.3
  • CO (08) 5 Guidance for Dealing with Information Relating to Public Issuers and Securities Markets, 8.12

Cabinet records

Caretaker convention, 6.16–6.35

Caucus and caucus committees, 3.67–3.68, 7.53

CCMAU (Crown Company Monitoring Advisory Unit), 3.49

Chairs of Cabinet and Cabinet committee meetings, 5.10, 5.54

Change of Prime Minister mid-term, 6.50–6.52

Changes of government see Elections; Government formation; Transitions between administrations

Charging for Official Information Act requests, 8.44

Chief executives see Public service chief executives

Chief Justice acting as Administrator of the Government, 1.17

Circulars see Cabinet Office circulars

Citizens-initiated referenda, 7.126–7.130

Classified documents, 8.3, 8.34–8.35

Clerk of the Executive Council, 1.30–1.34

  • also Secretary of the Cabinet, 1.33
  • appointment, 1.30, 5.81
  • delegation of functions, 1.31
  • responsible to Prime Minister and Governor-General, 1.32
  • role and functions, 1.30–1.31
  • role in government formation process, 6.41

Coalition and support partners

Coats of arms, 1.67–1.70

Code of conduct for state services, 3.58

Collective responsibility, 5.22–5.30

Commercially sensitive information, 8.10–8.12

Commissions of inquiry see Statutory commissions of inquiry

Companies

Conduct and integrity in state sector, 3.50-3.75

Confidence of the House, 2.4, 6.42, 6.53-6.55, 6.58

Confidentiality

  • bills, 7.44
  • Cabinet and Cabinet committees, 5.21
  • Executive Council, 1.46, 8.114
  • legislation programme, 7.9
  • security classifications and official information, 8.3, 8.34-8.35

Conflicts of interest in public service, 3.54-3.56

Conflicts of interest of Ministers see Ministers' interests

Constituency interests, 2.73-2.77

Constituency material, 8.98

Constitution, an introduction, pages 1-6

Constitution Act 1986

Constitutional issues, Cabinet consideration, 5.72

Consultation, 5.14-5.20

Convention on access to documents of a previous administration, 8.75-8.85

Costs awarded in legal proceedings, 4.49-4.53

Court action see Legal proceedings involving Ministers

Crown

Crown Company Monitoring Advisory Unit (CCMAU), 3.49

Crown entities, 3.28-3.43

Crown Law Office

  • provision of legal services, 4.6
  • role in releasing legal advice, 4.67
  • vetting of bills developed by Ministry of Justice, 7.31, 7.62

Crown legal business, 4.16-4.17

Cultural gifts, 2.83-2.85

D

Damages awarded in legal proceedings, 4.49-4.53

Deadlines for submission of Cabinet and Cabinet committee papers, 5.40-5.41

Declarations of interest by Ministers, 2.55, 2.70

Defending legal proceedings, Ministers, 4.34-4.53

Delegations

  • Associate Ministers, 2.32, 2.34-2.36
  • Clerk of the Executive Council, 1.31
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretaries, 2.47

Departmental records, 8.96-8.97

Departments see Public service officials

Deputy Prime Minister, 2.13-2.14

Directory of Ministerial Portfolios, 2.32

Discovery and production of official documents, 4.25-4.28, 8.69-8.72

Discussion documents, 5.12

Dismissal of Ministers, 2.18-2.19

Dissolution of Parliament, 1.7, 6.3

Donations to political parties, 2.86

Drafting

Drafting instructions, 7.48-7.49

Duty Ministers, 2.43-2.44

E

Elections, 6.2–6.4

Electoral Finance Act 2007, 2.99

Executive Council, 1.18–1.46

Executive Councillors

Expenditure by government

  • Budget cycle, 5.66-5.69
  • Cabinet approval, 5.65
  • caretaker government, 6.34
  • financial responsibility of Ministers, 2.23-2.25
  • statutory authority required, 5.65

F

Family, whānau, and close associates of Ministers, 2.62-2.64

Family members and travel, 2.110

Fees and other payments offered to Ministers, 2.54, 2.91-2.94

Fees Framework for Members of Statutory and Other Bodies Appointed by the Crown CO (06) 8, 3.34, 4.88

Financial matters and Cabinet, 5.65-5.70

Financial responsibility of Ministers, 2.23-2.25

Financial veto, Crown's, 5.70, 7.123-7.125

Financial Veto and 24 Hour Rule, The CO (07) 2, 7.125

Foreign governments

  • funding of Ministers' visits, 2.108
  • gifts, 2.80
  • honours conferred on New Zealand citizens, 1.65-1.66
  • visits to New Zealand by Ministers, 2.115-2.116

Former Ministers

Forming a government see Government formation

G

Gazetting, 1.47-1.49, 7.86, 7.91, 7.95-7.96

General elections see Elections

Gifts, 2.78-2.86

  • air travel and accommodation, 2.82
  • cultural gifts, 2.83-2.85
  • disclosure, 2.78-2.79
  • foreign governments, 2.80
  • non-government or commercial organisations, 2.81-2.82
  • political party donations, 2.86
  • relinquishing, and approval to retain, 2.79, 2.80

Government advertising

Government expenditure see Expenditure by government

Government formation, 6.36-6.48

  • appointment ceremony, 6.46
  • appointment of Ministers, 6.47-6.48
  • caretaker convention, 6.16-6.35
  • principles and processes, 6.37-6.42
  • provision of information by state sector during transitions, 6.59-6.62
  • role of Clerk of the Executive Council, 6.41
  • role of Governor-General, 6.39-6.40

Government responses

Governor-General, 1.2-1.16

  • absence, 1.17
  • acts on advice of Ministers, 1.12-1.13, 2.4, 2.6
  • announcement of decisions or appointments, 1.50-1.51
  • apolitical nature of office, 1.11
  • appointment, 1.2
  • appointments by, 1.5, 1.8
  • extent of authority, 1.2-1.3
  • international role, 1.10
  • office constituted by Letters Patent 1983, 1.2
  • official communication with, 1.34
  • powers under Constitution Act 1986, 1.7
  • powers under Letters Patent 1983, 1.4-1.6, 2.15
  • powers under statute, 1.8
  • prerogative powers, 1.5, 1.9
  • presiding over Executive Council meetings, 1.22, 1.42-1.45
  • reserve powers, 1.15
  • role and powers, 1.4-1.16
  • role concerning Executive Council, 1.22-1.24
  • role concerning Parliament, 6.3
  • role in government formation and transitions, 6.39-6.40
  • role in resignations or dismissals of Ministers, 1.26, 2.18-2.19
  • Speech from the Throne, 7.3-7.4

Guidance for Dealing with Information Relating to Public Issuers and Securities Markets CO (08) 5, 8.12

Guidelines for Changes to Baselines CO (02) 17, 5.69

Guidelines for Government Advertising, 2.98, appendix B

H

Heraldry, 1.67-1.70

Honours system, 1.52-1.66

  • administration, 1.55
  • conferring of honours, 1.54
  • foreign honours conferred on New Zealand citizens, 1.65-1.66
  • honouring non-New Zealand citizens, 1.59-1.60
  • honours lists, 1.54
  • Honours Secretariat, 1.55
  • nominations for honours, 1.56-1.58
  • orders and awards, 1.53
  • purpose, 1.52
  • using title "The Honourable", 1.61-1.64

Human Rights Act 1993, compliance of bills, 7.60

I

Imprest supply, 5.65

Indemnity in legal proceedings, 4.34-4.57

Individual ministerial responsibility, 2.21

  • for departmental actions, 3.21

Inland Revenue Department, drafting of legislation, 7.47

Inquiries see Public inquiries

Insider trading regime, 3.44, 8.11-8.12

Integrity and conduct in state sector, 3.50-3.75

International obligations, compliance of bills, 7.60

International organisations

  • funding of Ministers' visits, 2.108
  • gifts, 2.80
  • honours conferred on New Zealand citizens, 1.65-1.66

International treaties, 7.112-7.122

J

Judicial decisions, comment by Ministers, 4.12-4.15

Judicial review, 4.18-4.24

  • assumption that department papers may be made public, 4.24
  • description, 4.18-4.20
  • indemnity of Ministers, 4.35-4.36
  • likely grounds, 4.21
  • Ministers' responsibility for decisions, 4.22-4.23

Judiciary

  • acting as Administrator of the Government, 1.17
  • appointments, 4.8
  • link with government, 4.8

L

Late papers, 5.41

Law Commission

  • government responses to reports, 7.18
  • work programme, 7.16-7.17

Law officer functions, 4.3-4.5, 4.10

Leaks of official information, 8.6-8.7

Legal advice, 4.58-4.68

Legal proceedings involving Ministers

Legislation

Legislation Advisory Committee, 7.37-7.38

Legislation Coordinator, 7.2, 7.15

Legislation Design Committee, 7.34-7.36

Legislation programme, 7.6-7.15

Letters Patent 1983, appendix A

  • constituting Executive Council, 1.18
  • constituting office of Governor-General, 1.2
  • powers of Governor-General, 1.4-1.6, 2.15

Litigation involving Ministers see Legal proceedings involving Ministers

Litigation privilege, 4.60

M

Market manipulation regime, 8.11-8.12

Membership

Memoirs, 8.112-8.115

Mercy, prerogative, 1.5

Message from the Governor-General, 7.75

Mid-term change of government, 6.53-6.55

Mid-term change of Prime Minister, 6.50-6.52

Ministerial inquiries, 4.91-4.92

Ministerial Interventions under the Resource Management Act 1991 CO (06) 7, 5.75

Ministerial List, 2.32

Ministerial records, 8.86-8.111

Ministers

Ministers' interests, 2.55-2.77

  • annual disclosure in Register of Pecuniary Interests, 2.55
  • association with non-government organisations, 2.65-2.67
  • blind trusts, 2.70
  • business and professional activities, 2.95-2.96
  • Cabinet Office role, 2.58
  • conflicts of interest, 2.56-2.77
  • conflicts of interest in the House, 2.71-2.72
  • constituency interests, 2.73-2.77
  • declaration of interest, 2.70
  • direct and non-direct conflicts of interest, 2.60
  • divestment, 2.70
  • family, whānau, and close associates, 2.62-2.64
  • fees, acceptance, 2.54, 2.91-2.94
  • gifts, 2.78-2.86
  • identifying conflicts of interest, 2.58-2.68
  • interest held as member of class or general public, 2.68
  • land ownership, 2.61
  • managing conflicts of interest, 2.69-2.70
  • not receiving papers, 2.70
  • outside activities, 2.54, 2.91-2.96
  • payments, acceptance, 2.54, 2.91-2.94
  • pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests, 2.55, 2.60-2.61
  • product endorsement, 2.87-2.90
  • public duty and personal interests, 2.57
  • Register of Pecuniary Interests of Members of Parliament, 2.55
  • resignation from organisation, 2.70
  • share ownership, 2.61
  • transferring responsibility to another Minister or department, 2.70
  • types of conflicts of interest, 2.60-2.68

Ministers' Roles and Responsibilities in Relation to Crown Entities CO (06) 5, 3.31

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • advice concerning international treaties and other instruments, 7.115
  • coordination of Ministers' official visits overseas, 2.107
  • visits by overseas Ministers, 2.115-2.116

Ministry of Justice

  • consultation on bills, 7.31
  • coordination of Statutes Amendment Bills, 7.64
  • examining legislation for compliance with New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, 7.62
  • guidelines on charging for official information, 8.44

Minority and coalition governments, consultation, 5.16-5.18, 7.27-7.29

N

New Year honours list, 1.54, 1.57

New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, 4.3, 7.31, 7.60, 7.62

New Zealand Coat of Arms, 1.69

New Zealand Gazette, 1.47-1.49, 7.95-7.96

New Zealand Herald of Arms, 1.68, 1.69

New Zealand Royal Honours System see Honours system

Non-government organisations

  • consultation on bills, 7.40-7.42
  • funding of Ministers' visits overseas, 2.109
  • Ministers' associations with, 2.65-2.67

O

Oaths or affirmations of Executive Councillors, 1.24, 1.46, 8.114

Offices of Parliament, consultation on bills, 7.39

Official information, 8.1-8.51

Official Information Act 1982, 8.13-8.51

  • applicability to Attorney-General, 8.19
  • assisting requesters, 8.25
  • charging for requests, 8.44
  • compliance, 8.23-8.28
  • consultation regarding requests, 8.36-8.42
  • coordinating requests, 8.43
  • definition of official information, 8.16-8.22
  • guidance by Ombudsmen, 8.29
  • key provisions, 8.15
  • personal information, 8.22, 8.52-8.61
  • purpose, 8.13-8.14
  • requests for archived ministerial records, 8.108-8.111
  • requests for Cabinet papers, 8.30-8.33
  • requests for legislation programme, 7.9
  • responsibility for compliance, 8.23-8.24
  • review by Ombudsmen of decision to withhold information, 8.45-8.51
  • security classifications and endorsements, 8.3, 8.34-8.35
  • transfer of requests to another Minister, department, or agency, 8.26-8.27

Officials see Public service officials

Ombudsmen

  • guidance on Official Information Act requests, 8.29
  • Ombudsmen Act 1975, 8.62-8.65
  • review of decision to withhold official information, 8.45-8.51

Omnibus bills, 7.63-7.66

Oral items, 5.47-5.49

Orders and awards see Honours system

Orders in Council, 1.35, 1.47-1.49

Outgoing Ministers, 6.43-6.45

Overseas travel see Travel overseas by Ministers

P

Papers see Cabinet records; Ministerial records; Official information; Official Information Act 1982

Parliament

  • meeting following an election, 6.42
  • Speech from the Throne, 7.3-7.4
  • summoning, proroguing, and dissolving, 1.7, 6.3
  • term, 6.2

Parliamentary Counsel Office

  • drafting of bills, 7.46-7.49
  • drafting of Orders in Council, 1.36
  • drafting of regulations, 7.86, 7.89
  • enquiries about legislation, 7.2
  • working with, 7.84

Parliamentary Private Secretaries, 2.49

Parliamentary Under-Secretaries, 2.45-2.48, 6.47

Payments offered to Ministers, 2.54, 2.91-2.94

Personal information

Personal interests of Ministers see Ministers' interests

Personal papers of Ministers, 8.88, 8.99

Personal travel overseas by Ministers, 2.113-2.114

Plaintiff in legal proceedings, 4.54-4.57

Political advisers, 3.19

Political consultation, 5.16-5.18

Political neutrality of public service, 3.51

Political parties and public servants, 3.67-3.71

Political party donations, 2.86

Portfolios

  • allocation, 2.7-2.8, 2.30-2.31
  • consultation with Cabinet Office where proposed legislation affecting, 7.33
  • Directory of Ministerial Portfolios, 2.32
  • Ministerial List, 2.32
  • Register of Assigned Legislation, 2.32
  • relationship of portfolio Ministers with Associate Ministers, 2.33-2.38
  • Schedule of Responsibilities Delegated to Associate Ministers, 2.32
  • titles, 2.30

Power to act, 5.9

Pre-election period, 6.9-6.10

Prerogative powers, 1.5, 1.9

Prime Minister, 2.2-2.12

  • adviser to Governor-General, 1.13, 2.4, 2.6
  • adviser to Sovereign, 2.4-2.5
  • appointment, 1.23, 2.2
  • chair of Cabinet, 2.9, 5.54
  • consultation concerning caretaker convention, 6.31-6.32
  • death or incapacity, 6.50-6.52
  • head of executive government, 2.7
  • in charge of security services, 2.11
  • mid-term change, 6.50-6.52
  • party leader, 2.12
  • policy coordination, 2.10
  • portfolio allocation, 2.7-2.8, 2.30-2.31
  • preliminary approval of Ministers' overseas travel, 2.104-2.106
  • role, 2.3-2.12
  • role concerning Cabinet committees, 2.9
  • Speech from the Throne, preparation, 7.4
  • statement to the House, 7.5

Privacy Act 1993, 8.52-8.61

  • access by Ministers to personal information, 8.57-8.61
  • compliance, 8.53-8.54
  • compliance of bills, 7.60
  • disclosure of personal information by Ministers, 8.60
  • guidance, 8.61
  • key provisions, 8.55-8.56
  • privacy officers, 8.54
  • purpose, 8.52

Private interests of Ministers see Ministers' interests

Private papers of Ministers, 8.88, 8.99

Product endorsement by Ministers, 2.87-2.90

Professional activities of Ministers, 2.95-2.96

Protected Disclosures Act 2000, 3.74-3.75

Public duty and personal interests of Ministers, 2.57

Public Finance Act 1989

  • Crown's financial veto where proposed legislation impacting on fiscal aggregates, 7.123
  • Ministers' responsibilities, 2.24

Public inquiries, 4.69-4.99

Public Records Act 2005, 8.2, 8.100

Public service

Public service chief executives

Public service officials

  • briefing for incoming Ministers, 3.10-3.15
  • Cabinet committee meetings, attendance, 5.64
  • Cabinet meetings, attendance, 5.62
  • caucus and caucus committees, attendance, 3.67-3.68, 7.56
  • chief executives of departments see Public service chief executives
  • citizens-initiated referenda, involvement, 7.129-7.130
  • code of conduct, 3.58
  • collective decision making, 5.29-5.30
  • communication with Governor-General, 1.34
  • conflicts of interest, 3.54-3.56
  • consultation between agencies on bills, 7.30
  • consultation within the public service, 5.19
  • contact with political parties, 3.67-3.71
  • decision-making process under caretaker convention, 6.27-6.28
  • integrity and conduct, 3.50-3.75
  • Official Information Act requests, 8.23-8.44
  • political neutrality, 3.51
  • private communications with Ministers and members of Parliament, 3.72-3.75
  • provision of information during transitions, 6.59-6.62
  • public comment on government policy, 3.62
  • relationship with Ministers, 3.5, 3.16-3.21
  • select committees, attendance, 3.63-3.66
  • submissions on bills to select committees, 7.103-7.107
  • travel overseas with Ministers, 2.111

Public statements

  • Associate Ministers, 2.36
  • collective decision making and government agencies, 5.30
  • comment by Ministers on judicial decisions, 4.12-4.15
  • Duty Ministers, 2.44

Q

Queen's Birthday honours list, 1.54, 1.57

Quorum

  • Cabinet, 5.60
  • Cabinet committees, 5.61
  • Executive Council, 1.42

R

Realm of New Zealand, 1.3

Records see Cabinet records; Ministerial records; Official information; Official Information Act 1982

Register of Assigned Legislation, 2.32

Register of Pecuniary Interests of Members of Parliament, 2.55

Regulations, 7.77-7.96

Regulations Review Committee, 7.80-7.81

Regulatory Impact Analysis Unit, 7.32

Regulatory impact statements, 5.71, 7.23, 7.32

Requests for official information see Official Information Act 1982

Reserve powers of Governor-General, 1.15

Resignation of Ministers, 2.18, 6.43-6.45

Resource Management Act 1991, ministerial interventions, 5.75

Responsible Ministers, 2.24

Review of decision to withhold official information, 8.45-8.51

Rights and prerogatives of the Crown affected by bills, 7.75

Royal commissions of inquiry, 4.76

Royal Crown or royal emblems, using, 1.69

Royal Honours System see Honours system

Royal prerogative and Governor-General, 1.9

S

Schedule of Responsibilities Delegated to Associate Ministers, 2.32

Secretary of the Cabinet, 5.78-5.81

  • also Clerk of the Executive Council, 5.79
  • appointment, 5.81
  • responsible to Prime Minister, 5.78
  • role, 5.78-5.80

Security Classification System: Application to Cabinet Documents CO (08) 1, 8.3

Security classifications and official information, 8.3, 8.34-8.35

Select committees, 7.97-7.111

Service of court documents, 4.33

Share ownership, Ministers, 2.61

Solicitor-client privilege, 4.60

Solicitor-General

  • exercising Attorney-General's law officer functions, 4.10
  • litigation against Ministers, 4.47-4.48
  • provision of legal services, 4.6

SOPs (Supplementary Order Papers), 7.67-7.72

Sovereign

  • advice of Prime Minister, 2.4-2.5
  • conferring of honours, 1.54
  • exercise of Governor-General's statutory powers, 1.8
  • Governor-General as representative, 1.2
  • heraldry, 1.67
  • prerogative powers, 1.9
  • Speech from the Throne, 7.3-7.4

Speech from the Throne, 7.3-7.4

State emblems, using, 1.69

State sector

State services, 3.3

  • code of conduct, 3.58

State Services Commissioner

  • appointment of chief executives and other officials, 3.22-3.25
  • functions and powers in relation to integrity and conduct of officials, 3.57-3.61

Statement to the House, Prime Minister's, 7.5

State-owned enterprises, 3.45-3.49

  • accountabilities, 3.46
  • board, 3.46
  • Crown Company Monitoring Advisory Unit (CCMAU), 3.49
  • decision making under caretaker convention, 6.29
  • directions by Ministers, 3.48
  • integrity and conduct, 3.50-3.75
  • role of Ministers, 3.47
  • shareholding Ministers, 3.45

Statutes Amendment Bills, 7.63-7.66

Statutory bodies, inquiries, 4.93-4.95

Statutory commissions of inquiry, 4.74-4.90

Statutory powers and functions of Ministers in collective context, 5.31-5.35

Submissions on bills to select committees by departments, 7.103-7.107

Subpoenas served on Ministers, 4.31

Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs), 7.67-7.72

Support partners see Coalition and support partners

T

"The Honourable", use of title, 1.61, 1.64

Transitions between administrations, 6.11-6.62

Travel and accommodation expenses

  • declaration of gift, 2.82
  • Minister undertaking government activities overseas, 2.108-2.109
  • Minister undertaking non-ministerial activities, 2.93
  • visits by overseas Ministers, 2.116

Travel overseas by Governor-General, 1.10

Travel overseas by Ministers, 2.100-2.116

  • accompanying family members, 2.110
  • accompanying staff or officials, 2.111
  • approval by Prime Minister and Cabinet, 2.104-2.106
  • Australian Standing Council meetings, 2.104
  • coordination by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2.107
  • costs met by foreign governments and non-government agencies, 2.108-2.109
  • number absent at one time, 2.106
  • personal travel, 2.113-2.114
  • purpose, 2.103
  • reporting back to Cabinet, 2.112

Travel within New Zealand by Ministers, 2.117

Treaties, international see International treaties

Treaty of Waitangi, compliance of bills, 7.60

Twenty eight-day rule, 1.49, 7.91-7.94

V

Vice-regal emblems, using, 1.69

Visiting dignitaries meeting with Cabinet, 5.63

Visits by overseas Ministers, 2.115-2.116

Votes, 2.23, 2.25

  • amendments to composition, 7.123

W

Whole of government directions, 3.38-3.40

Whole of Government Directions under the Crown Entities Act 2004 CO (06) 6, 3.40

Witness summons, certificate exempting Minister from attendance at court, 4.32