New Zealand is a safe and easy country to live in.

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New Zealand Police Officer

The information here will inform you about the law in New Zealand.

You need to know and understand this information, and you may find one or two things are different in New Zealand from your country and culture.

For instance, we have specific laws about disciplining your children. Keeping yourself and your family safe in different situations is important, and there is support. 

In this section:

  • Emergency services

    Know who to call and how to contact them if there is an emergency.

  • Natural disasters

    Know what to do and how to get prepared for an emergency.

  • Keeping safe

    Take advice on staying safe in New Zealand. Some laws are different here. 

  • Your rights

    In New Zealand, the rights of individuals are protected by a wide range of laws.

  • New Zealand Police

    Learn about how our Police force operates and your rights and responsibilities.

  • Getting legal help

    Getting legal help If you need legal help, you may need a lawyer.

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Page last updated: 04/04/2017

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