Cabinet Guide


CabNet guidance

Templates and forms

General guidance


CabNet changes

  • From 10 December 2015 the new name Ministry for Pacific Peoples will be reflected in CabNet.
  • From 15 December 2015 the Ministerial portfolio changes announced by the Prime Minister on 7 December will be reflected in CabNet.


CabNet support

For procedural support, contact a CabNet Organisation Administrator or CabNet Trainer in your organisation or Minister’s office.

For technical and procedural support for the CabNet system, call 0508 CABNET (222 638) or email


About this site

The CabGuide website provides information and advice for public servants and Ministers’ offices on the procedures and operation of the New Zealand Cabinet, Cabinet committees, and the Executive Council.

The CabGuide contains the comprehensive guidance required by those using CabNet, the document management and workflow system that supports Cabinet processes. 

The CabGuide complements procedural information, most of which is contained in the Cabinet Manual and in Cabinet Office circulars or Cabinet Office Notices. 

The CabGuide is written and maintained by the Cabinet Office, which is part of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.  If you have any feedback, please contact us.