Category: Government

New Zealand people live in a modern parliamentary democracy. It is important for all people contemplating New Zealand as their new home to learn and understand our New Zealand government. This section aims to provide migrants with a clearer understanding of the national government, the electoral process plus extensive information on the law in New Zealand, your rights and the role of the New Zealand Police. We have also added information regarding Income Tax plus important details on Tax Residency.

Democracy, Elections, Income Tax, New Zealand Law, New Zealand Police and Tax Residency

Government

New Zealand people live in a modern parliamentary democracy. It is important for all people…

Democracy

New Zealand is a modern parliamentary democracy. Although its style of government still follows the…

Elections

Voting is not compulsory in New Zealand but, if you are eligible to vote, you…

Income Tax

Income Tax in New Zealand can be confusing for many New Zealanders. Learn about PAYE,…

New Zealand Law

New Zealand has an independent judiciary. The Chief Justice is appointed by the Governor-General on…

New Zealand Police

By international standards, New Zealand is a remarkably safe and law-abiding society. The New Zealand…

Tax Residency

New Zealand residents are liable for income tax on their worldwide income. If you are…