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Old High Court in Wellington, New Zealand


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A great place to start ...

The Laws of New Zealand (available on is an encyclopaedic resource, and a good starting point for any NZ legal research.

To access The Laws of New Zealand, follow the following steps:

  • Login to using your University of Melbourne details
  • Click 'Find A Source' (one of the tabs along the top of the page)
  • Type in "Laws of New Zealand" in the search field (include the double quotation marks) and press 'Find'
  • If you wish to browse, select 'The Laws of New Zealand - Table of Contents'
  • If you wish to search for particular terms, select 'The Laws of New Zealand (LONZ)'

Background Information

New Zealand is an island country consisting of two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands.

The capital of New Zealand is Wellington. The total population is approximately 4.36 million.

For further background information, see the following:

US Department of State Background Note

New Zealand Parliament

New Zealand Courts - Ministry of Justice

Ngata - Maori Dictionary

Europa World Plus


Other Research Guides

Some other useful research guides for New Zealand law:


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