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Law: Research – Legislation

  Research – Legislation

Is this question governed by statute? Find the statute and relevant section(s):

  • From the general reading you have completed, you will now have some idea of the legislation that will be useful.
  • Establish whether you need New Zealand or overseas legislation (or both).
  • Do you need current or historical legislation?
  • To find current New Zealand Statutes, use Finding Legislation.
  • To find legislation from other countries, use the Jurisdictions page.
  • To find older legislation, refer to Legal Research in New Zealand.
  • To find words and phrases defined in New Zealand statutes, use:

Does our current statute derive from a foreign Act or an earlier New Zealand one? If so, search for that legislation and any commentary that may compare the two.

More on finding legislation.

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