In July 2012 the Committee released its concluding observations on New Zealand’s seventh periodic report [CEDAW/C/NZL/CO/7]. Along with a number of positive observations, the Committee made some recommendations for further action. It asked New Zealand to provide, within two years, follow-up written information on the steps undertaken to implement its two recommendations on disadvantaged groups of women (recommendation 36) and discrimination against women in marriage and family relations (recommendation 38). The information below discusses the measures taken to date to implement these recommendations. New Zealand will provide full responses to these and the other recommendations made by the Committee in its eighth periodic report in 2016.