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Our phone lines are often very busy. The very best way to contact us is to complete the contact form here and we will respond to you as soon as we can (Monday - Friday). 

Or, you can try calling us on 0800 529 482. Please be patient if you are trying to get through to us on the phone. 

We only collect what we need in order to provide our lawful services to you. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without your written authorisation. 

"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

Landmark judgement about pokie machines.

In a decision released on 19 February, the High Court declared that the Department of Internal Affairs may no longer allow pokie venues to relocate under a previous High Court decision, known asRead more

90-Day trial periods reinstated

In December last year the Government passed legislation bringing back 90-day trials for all employers. The bill passed with the support of all three governing parties, and was opposed by all threeRead more

How much extra is it costing you to pay with your card?

Some kiwis are paying much more to the retailer, than the retailer is paying to the bank to accept card payments.  "Businesses shouldn't charge their customers more than what it costs them to acceptRead more

Communities now have more of a say on liquor licences issued in their area

New alcohol legislation is being dubbed a move in the right direction.  The immediate phase aims to make local alcohol licensing processes more accessible and fairer; and improve communities’Read more

The Fair Trading Act at work

The Commerce Commission has handed One NZ a fine for almost $3.7 million for misleading consumers in the marketing of its FibreX broadband service. Commission chair John Small said the penalty wasRead more

Extended timeframe to place PG for sexual harassment

Coming forward to report sexual harassment can be difficult, and it is common for victims of sexual harassment to wait a long time before coming forward, if at all. The purpose of the Act is to allowRead more

New self-identification process

A law change allowing New Zealand citizens to change their registered sex on their birth certificate has kicked in on 15 June 2023. Under the new process, applications are received directly by BirthRead more

Alcohol the most harmful drug in New Zealand.

The call for alcohol law reform comes on the heels of disturbing research released last week, with research released by the University of Otago finding that alcohol is now the most harmful drug inRead more

Independent Electoral Review release interim report

The interim report sets out draft recommendations for each area of the electoral system and provides an explanation of how the panel reached this view. Six key themes have been identified in theRead more

Auckland Council Needs CABs For Community Resilience

Citizens’ advice bureaux (CABs) are a bedrock part of community resilience and must be retained by the Auckland Council according to Community Law Centres o Aotearoa (CLCA). “It is alarming toRead more

Community Voice Absent From Alcohol Licensing

Community Law Centres o Aotearoa (CLCA) spoke at the Justice Committee today in support of their submission on the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Bill, making the data itRead more

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Phone:
0800 529 482
(07) 839 0770

Email:
reception@clwaikato.org.nz

Our office:
Level 2,
109 Anglesea Street,
Hamilton Central,
Hamilton 3204

Our postal address:
PO Box 1319,
Hamilton 3204

We are closed all public holidays