Given our reputation for safety compared to other countries, you may wonder why there’s a whole section on the topic on this website.

New Zealand Police Officer smiling

New Zealand Police Officer

Rest assured, New Zealand is a safe and easy country to live in. So consider these pages more of an orientation to the way we do things here and who you can turn to if there is a problem.

You need to familiarise yourself with this information, because there are one or two things you may find different  in New Zealand.

For instance, we have specific laws about how far you can go in disciplining your children. And if you’re going to take advantage of our amazing outdoors and try something new, there are some basic precautions you need to take.

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 things are a bit 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: 29/09/2016

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