New Zealand


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* New Zealand Legislation
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* LexisNexis - New Zealand Law
Access to online information about New Zealand law concerning personal grievances, privacy, resource management, wills and transport and more from LexisNexis NZ. It also includes access to the New Zealand Law Journal.
Access this at any of our libraries.
Note: Material contained in this resource is intended for informational purposes only.
* LexisNexis - Practical Guidance
Access to a broad collection of guidance notes, commentary, checklists, precedents, cases and legislation across five practice areas: criminal, employment, family, resource management, and trusts.
Access this at any of our libraries.
Note: Material contained in this resource is intended for informational purposes only.
* New Zealand Gazette Archive
New Zealand Gazette Archive comprises searchable and browsable PDF (portable document format) copies of issues of the New Zealand Gazette and related publications from 1841. Published by LexisNexis.
Access this at any of our libraries.
* New Zealand Legislation
Provides free public access to the New Zealand Statutes (Public, Local, and Private Acts) and Statutory Regulations. You can search and browse this material free of charge. Provided by the New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office / Te Tari Tohutohu Paremata (PCO).
* New Zealand Statutes As Enacted Collection
This database contains the New Zealand Acts 1841-2007 As-Enacted Collection. It has been provided by the Parliamentary Counsel Office and is a database of New Zealand Acts from 1841 to 2007 as originally enacted. The Acts, which are in PDF format, do not include any later amendments or show whether they have been repealed.
* Access to justice
An overview of New Zealand's court system. From the New Zealand Ministry of Justice, Tahu o te Ture
* Anti-Spam
Information about anti-spam legislation and enforcement from the Department of Internal Affairs.
* Australasian Legal Information Institute
* Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society
An interdisciplinary group of scholars who share an interest in the connnections between law and history.
* Biotech regulatory wayfinder
Information on what is involved in the regulation of biotechnology in New Zealand, and links to where you can get further information. Includes an overview of what is regulated and why, who is involved in the regulation and what is involved in the process. It is intended to be suitable for a wide range of people - from researchers to the general public. Created and maintained by the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
* Censorship compliance
* Christchurch Court News
Reports of proceedings in the Christchurch District Court, the High Court, Youth Court, Environment and Coroners Courts from January 2006, including a searchable archive.
* Citizens Advice Bureau!
Search for advice online.
* Coalition of Community Law Centres
Community law centres provide a range of community legal services including free legal advice, legal assistance and representation, legal information, legal education and law reform activities. This website offers legal information, factsheets and guides, and contact details for local community law centres throughout Aotearoa.
* Community Law Centres
Provides general introduction to Community Law Centres, and contact details for individual centres. Community Law Centres are non-profit organisations providing services for people with unmet legal needs and who cannot afford legal services.
* conveyIT
conveyIT aims to be the leading resource for property-related legal information specific to the New Zealand market. With comprehensive, high quality, independent legal information and resources.
* Copyright Licensing Limited
Provides general information about copyright and the copying of extracts from printed published works such as books, journals and periodicals in New Zealand. Describes licence schemes operated by CLL.
* Find a Lawyer
From the Criminal Bar Association of New Zealand.
* Fines on Line
Pay your fine or check if you've got one, learn about your rights and obligations, order publications, and get help with inquiries.
* Glossary of New Zealand law
From Law Access
* Guide to Legal Aid and Other Legal Assistance
This guide tells you about how you can get legal help if you canít afford a lawyer.
* Guide to Parliament and Government
Information about the New Zealand system of government, including sections on Parliament, Government, Law and the "Big Picture". Intended to assist people be part of the decision making process.
Practical information on New Zealand legal issues and contacts for law firms around the country.
* Keeping It Legal E Ai Ki Te Ture
A set of four guides for all organisations, groups, trusts and societies with simple, accurate, easily-found information about their legal obligations. From the New Zealand Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations.
* Law Foundation
An independent trust established by the New Zealand Law Society, which provides grants for legal research, public education on legal matters and legal training.
* LawAccess
A catalogue of law-related information and resources contributed to by over 130 New Zealand organisations.
* LawLink
* Library & Research Centre
The Auckland District Law Society Library & Research Centre supports the members of the local district law society with library services and access to electronic resources such as LINX, and descriptions of services and resources.
* Locate a Lawyer
Searchable index of Lawyers. A free service from Brookers.
* Māori custom and values in New Zealand Law
Full-text (in PDF format) of this Law Commission report. The purpose of the 2001 report is to examine how Māori custom and values impact on current New Zealand law and to how give effect to Māori values in the laws in the future.
* Māori land online
From Te Kooti Whenua Māori , The Māori Land Court, searchable database for holdings of tribal land. Searchable by name of individual owner, trust, or block.
* Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
* New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law
The NZCEL was created to build on the University of Auckland, Faculty of Law's expertise in the area of environmental law and resource management law. In addition to information about NZCEL and its staff, the site includes a listing of environmental law courses, New Zealand environmental law resources, links to global and comparative environmental law sites, and information about the New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law.
* New Zealand Gazette Te Kahiti o Aotearoa
The official newspaper of the Government of New Zealand. Each edition of the New Zealand Gazette is divided into commercial and government notices, covering business proceedings, bankruptcies, land transfer notices, departmental and parliamentary notices.
* New Zealand Gazette notices
Commercial and government notices, covering business proceedings, bankruptcies, land transfer notices, departmental and parliamentary notices from 1993.
* New Zealand Law Librarians
* New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII)
NZLII currently contains 18 databases, including cases. You can search by individual database (for an individual case, report or article) or across all databases (for an overview of a legal topic).
* New Zealand refugee law - RefNZ
RefNZ is a database of all the decisions of New Zealand's Refugee Status Appeals Authority (RSAA), the full-text of leading decisions and Practice notes of the RSAA. Also abstracts of New Zealand High Court and Court of Appeal cases dealing with refugee issues, links to leading refugee law decisions from other countries, papers on New Zealand refugee jurisprudence, and a dedicated forum for comment on current refugee issues.
Features up to date information about property law issues and provides access to a property lawyer to assist you. From the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.
* Quality Planning
For council practitioners and consultant planners, environmental managers and others involved in the plan preparation process under the Resource Management Act (RMA). Promotes best practice by sharing knowledge about policy and plan development under the RMA. Quality Planning Project is a partnership between the New Zealand Planning Institute, the Resource Management Law Association, Local Government New Zealand, the NZ Institute of Surveyors and the Ministry for the Environment.
* Resource Management Act Guide
Contains information to assist people and community groups to more effectively participate in processes under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). Developed by the Environmental Defence Society. Funded by the Ministry for the Environment.
* Royal Federation of Justices' Association
Information on the role of Justices of the Peace (JP's); a brief history; and links to lists of JP's and marriage celebrants in New Zealand.
* Seniorlaw
Seniorlaw provides information on legal topics for people over 55. Information by law firm Glaister-Ennor.
* TalkLaw
Online consultation site on aspects of New Zealand law. It gives individuals the opportunity to have their say on law reform projects that are being worked on. From the Law Commission.
* Te Matahauariki : Research Institute
The Project is to consider ways in which the legal system of Aotearoa/New Zealand might better reflect the values and concepts of the country's two major cultures.
* Youth Law Tino Rangatiratanga Taitamariki
YouthLaw provides free confidential legal information for young people up to the age of 25.