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Published in 2017 by the Cabinet Office, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand

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ISBN 978-0-947520-02-1 (paperback)
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Updates and further guidance

The Cabinet Manual 2017 is produced in book form and published online at

The Cabinet Manual is reviewed periodically. Any updates required before the next review will be incorporated into the website version. Users of the Cabinet Manual 2017 in book form are encouraged to check the website for updates regularly.

From time to time the Cabinet Office may issue Cabinet Office circulars to supplement or update guidance in the Cabinet Manual. The Cabinet Manual 2017 refers to some current Cabinet Office circulars. These and other current circulars are available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's website

Departments are encouraged to consult the CabGuide, available at, for current guidance on Cabinet and Executive Council processes.

Last updated: 
Monday, 26 June 2017

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