It's important to us that this site is accessible to everyone. The site has been designed to meet the New Zealand Government web standards and accessibility best practice.

If you believe any of our content is not as accessible as it could be, or your requirements are not being met, please contact us.

Use of Text on the Site

You can increase the size of text on the screen using the instructions below.

  • Internet Explorer: Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size.)
  • Firefox, Safari: Hold down CTRL and press + or - to alter the text size.
Help with PDF files

Many documents on this website have been converted to Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). The PDF format retains the design and layout of the original hard copy document. You can open and view a PDF online, print it, or download it to your computer.

Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software is required to view PDF files.

Adobe offers the downloadable Acrobat Reader software for various platforms (Windows, DOS, Mac, Unix), as well as step by step instructions on how to connect the software to your Web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer).

Visit the Adobe website for a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader

Page load times

We have been careful in designing this site to ensure that most pages are short and that they will load quickly for most visitors. Information is generally available in HTML format, with PDF and Word provided as alternatives where this is appropriate. Most pages are less than 50K and should load under 10 seconds