The guidance is not prescriptive. Entities should ensure the issues are covered in their own documentation, while allowing for the context of the entity concerned, and tailoring the material appropriately.
This guidance does not cover all topics relevant to governance, and many boards' manuals will need to include additional material to suit their legal circumstances and particular activities.
Guidance documents are in themselves not enough to guarantee appropriate behaviour and practices. They need to be supplemented by internal procedures that are followed and respected, and that will assure stakeholders that the entity concerned takes its obligations as part of the State services seriously.
Further advice on the implementation of this guidance can be sought from the Chief Legal Advisor, State Services Commission, phone (04) 495-6600 or email email@example.com. If you have questions that particularly relate to chapters 14 and 15, in the first instance please contact your monitoring department. General enquiries on these two chapters can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.