Kia ata whakapakari I te takata mai I ka taoka tuku iho

To promote the strengthening of the people
through the treasures passed down to us.

The Ngai Tahu Maori Law Centre's mission is to provide an excellent free legal service, specific to Articles 1 and 2 of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Through advocacy we aim to meet the needs of our people and increase the awareness of legal issues pertaining to Maori land and other taoka. We recognise Ngai Tahu values and align ourselves with the Ngai Tahu 2025 vision.

We provide a specialist Maori land legal service, free to those who qualify, and an affordable mediation service with a kaupapa Maori focus to all who need assistance to resolve any dispute.

Joy Smith (Manager)

Desiree Mahy



Telephone: 03 477 0855
Freephone: 0800 626 745
Fax: 03 474 2766


Level 1, 258 Stuart Street,
(Corner of Upper Stuart Street & Smith Street)

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