Legal Stuff

Every person and community group needs to operate within New Zealand law. How well do you know your individual and group legal responsibilities?   Whether you are unsure, want to stay up to date, or need to know more, use this information to find out.


Privacy Commissioner - Te Mana Matapono Matatapu

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner works to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected.  They have  a wide range of functions. Some of these include investigating complaints about breaches of privacy, raising public awareness, and examining proposed legislation and how it may affect individual privacy.     

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Charities Services - Nga Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai

Charities Services, a Department of Internal Affairs, carries out the registration, education and monitoring of charities. Visit here if you are thinking of registering or establishing a charitable trust, or need to ensure you are operating to New Zealand law or best practice.

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Worksafe New Zealand - Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa

WorkSafe New Zealand provides a wide range of information, templates and guidance about health and safety in the workplace and information relating to volunteers and volunteering.

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Companies Office

Societies and Trusts - Companies Office

The government agency responsible for administering corporate body registers, including the Societies and Trusts Register and the Companies Register. Here you will find lots of useful information about organisation structures and some incredibly useful templates 

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Community Law

Community Law

Community Law offers free legal help throughout Aotearoa. Visit here to find information, resources and details of your nearest community law office. 

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons Aotearoa

Creative Commons Aotearoa are a non-profit organisation that help people share their copyright works for reuse by others. Creative Commons licences enable copyright holders to allow reuse of their works by giving everyone a range of permissions in advance. 

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Inland Revenue - Non-Profit Organisation- Te Tari Taake - Ngā kaupapa huamoni-kore


New Zealand Law

Parliamentary Counsel Office - Te Tari Tohutohu Paremata is where you will find public access to up-to-date New Zealand legislation including Acts of Parliament, Legislative Instruments (regulations), Bills, and Supplementary Order Papers.

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