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Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (Online version)

In text citation

(Puckey, 1885)

In reference list

Puckey, W. (Judge). (1885). The Maungatautari case. In Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, Session I, G-3. AtoJsOnline. https://www.atojs.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/atojs?a=d&cl=search&d=AJHR1885-I.2.2.5.4&srpos=51&e=-------100--1---bySH---0-AJHR%5f1885%5fI%5fDZz-G-

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Zaoui v Attorney General (2004) decision dealt with New Zealand immigration and Human Rights law
Mabo v Queensland (1992) was a key case for aboriginal rights in Australia.

or

The case involving Ahmed Zaoui was important for New Zealand immigration and human rights (Zaoui v Attorney-General, 2004).
The Mabo case is a well known one regarding aboriginal rights in Australia (Mabo v Queensland [No. 2], 1992).

  • In text, italicise the name of the case.

In reference list

  • Add court identifier at the end of the citation (example 1).
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Hansard (Parliamentary Debates)

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(Mahuta, 2004)

In reference list

Mahuta, N. (2004, May 6). Foreshore and seabed bill: First reading. In New Zealand Parliamentary Debates, 617. New Zealand Parliament. https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/hansard-
debates/rhr/document/47HansD_20040506_00000830/foreshore-and-seabed-bill-first-reading

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Māori Land Court Minutes Book

In text citation

(Author, Year, Page Number)

(Māori Land Court, 1895, p. 70)

In reference list

Format is: Author.(Year).Title of the book.Place of Hearing: Māori Land Court District.

Māori Land Court.(1985).Otorohanga Minute Book (No.5).Otorohanga, New Zealand: Otorohanga Māori Land Court.

  • Use 'Place of Hearing' as 'Place of Publication', 'Māori Land Court District' as Publisher.

Māori Land Court Minutes Book - Hearing

In text citation

(Munro, 1866)

In reference list

The format is: Judge Surname, Initials. (Judge). (Date of Sitting).Title of the Case In Minute Book, Page Numbers. Place of Hearing: Reproducers.

Munro, H. A. (Judge). (1866, March 30). Hinuera [Hearing]. In Waikato Minute Book No.1 (pp. 7-15). National Archives of New Zealand.

Māori Land Court Minutes Book - Kaikōrero in a Hearing

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(Whanatangi, 1880)

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The format is: Judge Surname, Initials. (Judge). (Date of Sitting).Title of the Case In Minute Book, Page Numbers. Place of Hearing: Reproducers.

Whanatangi, P. (1880, June 26). (Waipa) Huihuitaha, Pokaiwhenua [Kaikōrero in a hearing]. In Waikato Minute Book No.6 (pp. 24-26). National Archives of New Zealand.

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Children's Commissioner Act 2003

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The wellbeing of children is covered by the Children's Commissioner Act 2003.

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  • Add country abbreviation if not evident from context: e.g. Crimes Act 1914 (Austl.).
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