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


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Voting is not compulsory in New Zealand but, if you are eligible to vote, you are required to enrol as an elector. To enrol to vote you must be a permanent resident and at least 18 years old. You also need to have lived here on a continuous basis for a year and have resided in your electorate for at least one month.