A PAR is needed for filling in the EOI (expression of interest) and it’s sent off to nzqa.gov.uk.
Basically you need a pre assessment of your qualifications if they are from outside New Zealand. This takes 20 days and is just an initial assessment based on what you tell them. The full transcripts etc are sent later, after the invitation to apply is received.
At this stage, it is just a form fill, with drop down boxes. They will give your qualifications a score, which will determine you a points score for the EOI. This decides if you have enough points to apply.