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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.

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.

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.


  • Just published: Cabinet Office circular CO (14) 2 Government Decisions and Actions in the Pre-election Period
  • Message from Chief Executive Andrew Kibblewhite
  • Just published: Schedule of Responsibilities Delegated to Associate Ministers as at 3 March 2014


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