Our vision is a just and fair Aotearoa.

Our mission is to provide free legal help to those who cannot otherwise access it. 

Community Law Waikato - Te Tari Ture ā-Hapori o Waikato, offers a range of law related services, including one-on-one free legal help, easy to read information, and community workshops.

We believe in fair and inclusive communities
Whakapono tatou i roto i te hapori matatika, me te urutomo

Our Mission and Values

Our purpose is to provide free legal help to those in the Waikato who would otherwise not have access. 

We:

  • Provide legal advice, assistance and support through an experienced legal team
  • Deliver a range of law related seminars that build legal knowledge and strengthens communities
  • Advocate for positive legal and social change to give people a voice
  • The values that underpin our actions are humanity, equality, respect and integrity

News and Community

30 Minute Will discussion with Tompkins Wake

Tompkins Wake is offering a free no-obligation 30-minute Will discussion during the month of September. To arrange this, contact Scott Ratuki via scott.ratuki@tompkinswake.co.nz or 07 838 6002. OrRead more

Protection Against Loan Sharks

“We know that many consumers are trapped in a cycle of debt, causing extreme hardship – and often, intergenerational poverty – for them and their families. This is an unacceptable situation andRead more

Protection for Tenants

New law changes protects tenants living in converted garages, sleep-outs, warehouses and industrial buildings.  This means the Landlord must make sure these buildings can legally be lived in andRead more

Privacy Law Changes

Get ready for upcoming privacy law changes. The Privacy Bill is making its way through Parliament and will most likely become law before the end of 2019. Changes to the Privacy Act are coming.Read more

Debt Collection

If your bills or loans are not paid on time, the business you borrowed money from or bought goods or services from might ask a debt collector to collect the money from you. Read more

NZ Law changes from 1 July 2019

- More protections from family violence - Changes to Oranga Tamariki Leglislation and  - Establishment of a new Transitional Support Service - No more single-use plastic bags - All Kiwi rentalsRead more

Better Funding Needed for Community Law

Today’s Post-Budget announcement extending last year’s interim funding boost to Community Law services is the second step in honouring the Coalition Government Agreement to increase funding toRead more

Protect your privacy as a tenant

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Community Law Welcomes Beneficiary Rights Protection

Mothers on Sole Parent Support who sought legal advice from Community Law on their rights when they were investigated for relationship fraud have today been backed by the Privacy Commissioner,Read more

Lawyers' Special Fund Pays Out $14 Million to Community Law Centres

Justice Minister Andrew Little has revealed that the Lawyers and Conveyancers Special Fund provided the 24 nation's Community Law Centres (CLCs) with $14.44 million between 1 November 2017 and 28Read more

Rentbot - free help with tenancy law

Rentbot is a FREE digital assistant to answer questions about renting, and the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords.  It can be accessed for FREE via Facebook Messenger:Read more

New CLC head says funding still inadequate

It’s a new era for Community Law Centres o Aotearoa with a funding boost in the new Government’s first budget and a new head, the ex Labour MP Sue Moroney. Ms Moroney says the amount of moneyRead more

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"Access to justice is a basic principle of the rule of law. In the absence of access to justice, people are unable to have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination or hold decision-makers accountable."

United Nations and the Rule of Law