Governance policies register

This page lists our Governance Policies and other formal documents, along with some information about the current state of each. 

This document is current as of June 2017, when it was restructured slightly.

Code Title


PDP Policy development policy 1.1 Nov 16
Council (CNL)
CRF Council Role and Functions 1.2 Nov 16
CRD Councillor Role Descriptions 1.2 Nov 16
ETC Code of Ethics 1.2 Nov 16
COI Conflicts of Interest 1.1 Nov 16
DID Document Information Disclosure Policy  1.1 Nov 16 
Subsidiaries (SUB)
NZF .nz Framework 1.0 May 17
SUB Subsidiaries 1.1 May 17
APT Boards appointments and roles 1.2 May 17
INF Information Sharing Policy 1.0 May 17
Group Policies (GRP)
AST Audit services tender 1.0 May 17
PSD Product and Services Development 1.0 Feb 17
CTR Contracting for councilors and directors 1.0 Feb 17
REM Remuneration for Council and Boards 1.0 Feb 17
PRT Planning and Reporting Timetable 1.2 Nov 16
PLC Planning Cycle 1.2 Nov 16
Financial (FIN)
TSY Treasury 1.0 May 17
RES Financial reserves 2.0 Feb 12
INV Funds investment management 1.0 May 17
MIS Reporting cases of misappropriation 1.0 May 17
Committees (COM)
AUR Audit and risk 1.3 Aug 17
CEO Chief Executive 1.1 Aug 17
GRT Grants 2.2 Aug 17
MAO Māori Engagement 1.2 Aug 17
Other (OTH)
DEL Chief Executive delegations 1.0 May 17
GRT Grants Policy 3.0 Jul 15
Retired or replaced policies
GRP-BUS Business development - replaced in May 2016 by PSD    

.nz ccTLD documents

Besides the Framework Policy, the following documents set out the current framework for the operation of .nz. 

Domain Name Commission

DNCL Operating Agreement

DNCL Register License (amends DNC-OA)

DNCL Statement of Expectations 2017/18

DNCL Statement of Direction and Goals 2017/18


NZRS Operating Agreement

NZRS Register Licence (amends NZRS-OA)

NZRS Statement of Expectations 2017/18

NZRS Statement of Direction and Goals 2017/18

The strategy guiding the development of .nz is available on the strategy page and the Memorandum of Understanding with the NZ Government about the operation of .nz is available as a PDF here.