Founding the State of New Zealand - The Treaty of Waitangi 1840

The treaty, drafted and signed in 1840 by the representatives of the British Queen Victoria and the Chiefs of the Maori tribes, created the foundation for the modern state of New Zealand and established in law the status of the native people of New Zealand, the Maori. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to live and work in New Zealand and we have a highly informative booklet which you can download and read at leisure.


Your rights as an employee are protected by legislation. Full details of relevant legislation are available on the New Zealand Government's legislation website http://www.legislation.govt.nz/

We have included some relevant Acts below.


New Zealand is committed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, both of which contain a right to privacy. Despite this, there is no general right to privacy in New Zealand law. Privacy tends to hold the status of a value or an interest rather than a right. However privacy interests are protected by legislation in many specific areas which include healthcare and we have included the relevant legislation below, an essential read for candidates working in this sector.

General Privacy Legislation

Healthcare Sector Privacy Legislation

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