The New Zealand Law Style Guide (3rd ed) is the “house style” of the University of Canterbury School of Law.
As you are writing your paper, rather than having to update numbering manually in subsequent footnote citations such as
35 Spiller, above n 31, at 93
the cross reference function of MS Word can be used to update the numbering throughout the document.
If you need to do endnotes (rather than footnotes):
Answers and suggestions for
Book chapter with individual author, but book has personal authors not editors – see NZLSG 6.2.4, eg
Richard Boast “Maori Land and the Treaty of Waitangi” in Richard Boast and others Maori Land Law (2nd ed, LexisNexis, Wellington, 2004) 1.
Briefing paper to a Government Minister – see NZLSG 5.4(c)
Ministry of Justice Review of the ‘Claim of Right’ Defence – Initial Briefing (9 June 2010).
Company Law online commentary (NZLSG 6.3)
Rebecca Atkins (ed) Company Law (online ed, Thomson Reuters).
Company Law A-Z online commentary (NZLSG 6.3)
Susan Watson and others Company Law – A to Z of New Zealand Law (online ed, Thomson Reuters).
Encyclopedias available electronically:
Laws of New Zealand, see NZLSG 6.6.2
For other encyclopedias, cite in the same way as for print encyclopedias, but add “online ed” after the year of publication – see NZLSG 6.5.2, eg
Halsbury’s Laws of Australia Insurance: General Principles (online ed) at –.
The Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law, however, is structured more like an edited book (cf NZLSG 6.2), so applying that rule along with NZLSG 6.5.2 about online editions of encyclopedias, our suggested format would be, eg
Stephan Hobe “Non-Governmental Organizations” in Rüdiger Wolfrum (ed) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (online ed).
Heath and Whale online commentary (NZLSG 6.3)
Heath and Whale online commentary (online ed, LexisNexis).
Journal articles in journals published in New Zealand: search Legal Citations of Aotearoa New Zealand for type of brackets round the year and the journal’s abbreviation; see NZLSG 6.4 for the general form.
NZ Company Law and Practice Commentary CCH) (NZLSG 6.3)
NZ Company Law and Practice Commentary (online ed, CCH).
New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard): the entry in the Bibliography is just: NZPD. For footnotes, see NZLSG 5.1.1.
Transcript of Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court, see NZLSG 3.8.
Treaties (NZLSG 10.1)
Convention on the Rights of the Child 1577 UNTS 3 (opened for signature 20 November 1989, entered into force on 2 September 1990).
Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community (13 December 2007, entered into force 1 December 2009).
Treaty of Waitangi, see NZLSG 4.1.1(e)