We are dedicated to making this website as accessible as we can.

This website has been designed to be compliant with the New Zealand Government web standards and accessibility best practice.

If you have any suggestions about how we could improve the accessibility of our website, please contact

Browser support 

This website works best in the latest versions of Firefox and Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer 9 or above.

Text size

The text size can be increased or decreased via your browser by pressing 'CTRL +' to increase the text size, or 'CTRL -' to decrease the text size. Alternatively, you can hold down 'CTRL' and scroll the mouse middle button to change the text size.

If you are viewing this website in Internet Explorer, you can change the size of the text by clicking View > Text Size.

Tablets and smartphones 

This website has been designed to adjust to smaller screen sizes such as on a tablet or smartphone. It supports the 'pinch to zoom' function on mobile devices.  

Screen readers

We have tried to make this website as accessible as possible to visually-impaired visitors using screen readers. If you have any difficulty accessing this website with a screen reader, please email and let us know.

Portable Document Format (PDF) files

Some of the information on this website, including official publications, is provided in PDF format. To view or print PDF files you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader which is available free. Where documents are provided in PDF format, we have provided the file size, as large files can take a while to download if you are using an older computer or have a slow internet connection.

If you have difficulty reading a PDF document, please contact and let us know what document you are having problems with.

Feedback/further assistance

If you want to share any thoughts you have about our website, or make a suggestion, please email