Statutory regulations published from 1936 to 2007 are now available online.
The regulations have been provided by the Parliamentary Counsel Office and are hosted by the New Zealand Legal Information Institute.
The regulations - which are as originally made and don't include any later amendments or show whether they have been revoked, are expired or spent - were previously only available in printed volumes.
The PCO says over 21,000 documents were scanned to create the collection. It says an OCR (optical character recognition) process has been applied to the resulting PDFs to make text searching possible, although further checking has not been carried out and search results cannot be guaranteed.