New Zealand

New Zealand

Legal Materials

Company Information: You can look up the names, contact information and directors of New Zealand companies using the NZ Companies Office Database. More information on selected New Zealand companies is available from D&B reports. New Zealand securities filings are available from the University of New South Wales (back in 1994, the contact person was Mary McDonnell at or 61-2-931-9391.)

See also the separate entry for “Company Information” and “Doing Business in Foreign Companies.”

Legal Materials: Kiwi statutes, case law abstracts, etc., are available at The Knowledge Basket. For recent Acts, Bills and Regulations go straight to the official New Zealand Legislation site

For a summary of New Zealand law, Laws of New Zealand (LexisNexis/Butterworths) is a 40+ volume legal encyclopedia. Laws of New Zealand is available on Lexis(NZ;LONZ or NZ;LONTOC for the Table of Contents).

Lexis also has cases from the New Zealand Law Reports (NZ;NZLR) back to 1958, District Court Reports (NZ;DCR) back to 1997, Administrative Reports (NZ;NZAR) back to 1997, Family Law Reports (NZ;NZFLR) back to October 1981 and Management Appeals (NZ;NZRMA) back to 1991 — and a combined cases database (NZ;NZCAS). You can also get Butterworths Current Law (NZ;NZCL) and Butterworths Current Law Digest (NZ;CLD).

For more information about New Zealand legal materials, see Margaret Greville’s An Overview of New Zealand Law & Sources of Legal Information and Access to New Zealand Laws.

See also “Foreign Laws” in this legal Encyclopedia.

The Legal History of New Zealand

This section provides an overview of New Zealand legal history.


See Also

  • International Organization
  • Foreign Relations
  • Intergovernmental Organization
  • Regional Organization
  • Regional Integration
  • Countries


See Also

  • Legal Biography
  • Legal Traditions
  • Historical Laws
  • History of Law

Further Reading

Hierarchical Display of New Zealand

Geography > Economic geography > APEC countries

New Zealand

Concept of New Zealand

See the dictionary definition of New Zealand.

Characteristics of New Zealand

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Translation of New Zealand

Thesaurus of New Zealand

Geography > Economic geography > APEC countries > New Zealand

See also

  • Instalment sale
  • Republic of Chile
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Indonesia
  • Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • New Guinea
  • United Mexican States
  • Republic of the Philippines
  • Sarawak
  • Peninsular Malaysia
  • Eastern Malaysia
  • Labuan
  • Malaya
  • Sabah
  • West Malaysia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Negara Brunei Darussalam
  • Republic of Singapore
  • Republic of Peru
  • Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


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