The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirirts) Registration Act (GI Act) is currently being amended in a Bill before New Zealand's Parliament. The Draft Geographic Indications Regulations have just been released. Among other things, the Regulations set out proposed procedures for the examination and registration of a Geographical Indication, as well as the process for maintenance of the Register of Geographical Indications in New Zealand.

The public can view the Regulations as well the consulation documents on the Minsitry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website.