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About the Department

About the Department

The Role of DPMC

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) serves the Executive (the Governor-General, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet) through the provision of high quality impartial advice and support services…

Cabinet & Executive

Cabinet & Executive

Ministerial List

List of Ministers and their responsibilities as at 20 December 2016.

Cabinet Committees

Information about Cabinet Committees, their terms of reference and membership.

New Zealand Honours

New Zealand Honours

Honours Lists

New Zealand Royal Honours Lists.

A Guide to Honours

Overview of the New Zealand Royal Honours system.

Connect Smart

Connect Smart website

Connect Smart is a new Government-led initiative, delivered in partnership with the private and NGO sectors, to raise awareness of cyber security issues and promote ways to protect yourself, your business and others online. Go to to find out more.

Policy Project

Policy Project

The Policy Project aims to improve the performance of the policy function and quality of policy advice across government. The Policy Project is led by DPMC in collaboration with public service policy leaders. Go to Policy Project to find out more.

Greater Christchurch Group

Greater Christchurch Group

The Greater Christchurch Group was formed on 1 March 2016 to continue the regeneration of greater Christchurch and the transition of leadership of greater Christchurch regeneration from central Government to local institutions. Go to Greater Christchurch Group to find out more.

On this website you’ll find information about the roles and responsibilities of DPMC’s seven business units (including the Corporate Services business unit) and the documentation the department produces to support the operation of central government. For information about the role of DPMC and its structure, see about the department.

DPMC is separate from the Prime Minister’s Office which provides personal support, media services, and advice which may be of a political nature.


See Current Opportunities* for details of vacancies at DPMC.
*This link is to an external site which requires a recent web browser. If you have any issues accessing the site, please email


  • 2017 Cabinet Manual
  • Ministerial Review: Better Responses to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies in New Zealand
  • Media Release - 17 May 2017 - No substance to allegations against three former CERA staff


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