Your rights

You have rights. As well as being entitled to fair treatment and a good quality education, in New Zealand you earn more rights as you get older - the right to drive, to enlist in the armed services, to marry, to vote and to drive.

Bullying just isn't on - check our page for some places to get help.

Human rights and freedoms
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms we are all entitled to, no matter what our age, ethnicity, culture, religion or sex. Information from NZ Government. 

Your civil and political rights. Information from Citizens Advice Bureau. 

Employment rights and responsibilities
Essential information about the workplace. Information from Employment New Zealand.

Personal and legal rights

Youth Kete - Citizens Advice Bureau
Equipping you for life in Aotearoa.

Community Law Canterbury Te Ture Whanui o Waitaha
Free legal help - Community Law Canterbury offers a general legal advice service.

Drink Spiking
Read this article on how to keep yourself safe.

Government Tenacy Information
Tenancy services. Everything you need to know about flatting.

Health and Disability Commission
To promote and protect the rights of health and disability consumers.

Human Rights Commission
Provides a summary of the human rights legislation in New Zealand, human rights training, speeches and addresses, and reports and submissions. Includes information on discrimination based on disability, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, age, employment, accommodation, education, provision of goods and services plus sexual harassment and special education.

Mental Health Foundation of NZ
User-friendly information on a variety of mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, phobias and autism.

Netsafe / The Internet Safety Group
Keep yourself safe with these easy to follow guidelines (includes updates on particular nasties).

NetSmartz Teens
These videos are especially for teens who want help with social networking sites. Also information on cyber bullying and making safer online choices.

Police and the individual
Know your rights when dealing with the Police. From the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Rape Prevention Education (RPE)
In-depth NZ site with detailed information, help & advice. Includes directory of local organisations: Canterbury.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner
The Privacy Commissioner's Office works to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected. Learn how to keep your personal information safe. How to complain, privacy rights, privacy online.

Youth Court of New Zealand
We've all heard about it but now you can find out just exactly what and who's involved, when the hearings are, the outcome, where to next, etc. There's also a special section for young people with a brilliant Process Flowchart.

Youth Law
Free, confidential legal advice on any issue - use info in the site or call the helpline.

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