Government publications

In-text citation

(Ministry of Health, 2006) or According to the Ministry of Health (2006)

  • Corporate authors can be abbreviated, provided the abbreviation appears more than three times in the paper
    • If you use abbreviations, indicate the abbreviation in the first in-text citation, e.g.
      First citation: (Ministry of Health [MOH], 2006) or According to the Ministry of Health (MOH, 2006)
      Subsequent citations: (MOH, 2006).
  • If the name is short or the abbreviation would not be easily understood, type out the name each time it occurs
  • See more on the APA Style Blog, How do I abbreviate group authors in in-text citations and reference list entries?

Reference list – print example

Ministry of Health. (2006). Problem gambling intervention services in New Zealand: 2005 service-user statistics (Monitoring Report No. 8). Wellington, New Zealand: Author.

  • Give the report number in parentheses after the title.
  • The word 'Author' is used as the publisher when the author and publisher are the same.

Reference list – online example

Ministry of Education, School Analysis Unit. (2015). Attendance in New Zealand schools 2014. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/schooling/2503/attendance-in-new-zealand-schools-2014

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)

Cunliffe, D. (2004). Crimes Amendment Bill (No. 2). New Zealand Parliamentary Debates, 615, 11473.