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Community Law Manual online

The Community Law Manual deals with many areas of community and personal life and provides answers and solutions to common legal questions

New Zealand Government

This site is a portal to all central and local government bodies and the services they provide. Provides background information on New Zealand's history, constitution and government, as well as links to Ministries and Departments

New Zealand History

Information and resources from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Three broad categories showcase themes in New Zealand history: culture and society, politics and government and New Zealand at war.

Includes information about political milestones, protest and reform, the Treaty of Waitangi, Māori leadership, Heads of State, Parliament and the people, the work of government, and New Zealand in the world

New Zealand Legislation

This website provides free public access to New Zealand statutes (Public, Local, and Private Acts) and Statutory Regulations. Legislation on the website has amendments incorporated to provide a snapshot of the law as it currently stands

Parliamentary Business

Read Hansard, the Journals of the House, Order Papers and Questions and more parliamentary business online.

ProQuest Research Library

Access to a wide range of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers on popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 6,600 titles - over 5,000 in full text - from 1971 forward.

Waitangi Tribunal Reports

This site includes the published reports of the Waitangi Tribunal as well as information about the Tribunal and its duties