Tairawhiti Community Law Centre - Gisborne NZ

Tairawhiti Community Law Centre


From Thursday 14th April 2022 until further notice:

Covid-19 Traffic Light Code ORANGE is effective for Tairawhiti and Wairoa Districts

We are currently experiencing an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. Tairawhiti Community Law Centre will not be using my vaccine pass requirements therefore our office remains closed.

Services will be provided by phone and email. Please leave a brief message of your matter, with your name and contact details. Office hours are 9am- 4pm Monday to Friday.

Face to face appointments only where necessary and by prior arrangement

(At all times indoors wear your mask, use hand sanitiser and maintain social distancing)

Phone 06 868 3392 or 0800 452 956 or email us info@tairawhiticlc.co.nz

Couriers please alert by phone.

Gillian Creach General Manager

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Outreach Clinics are held:

In Wairoa at the Paul Street Office
Every 2nd Wednesday of each month
Appointment made through Wairoa Office

A warm welcome awaits you from Gillian, and the whole Tairawhiti Community Law Centre team...

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Our Board of Trustees:

Karen Pewhairangi - Chairperson

Royce Maynard Treasurer / Lynette Stankovich - Secretary

Marama Mataio - Practising Lawyer

Ruth Quilter - Gisborne Representative

Oha Manuel - Wairoa Representative

Hine Kohn - Pakeke

Angelee Brown - East Coast Representative


Tairawhiti Community Law Centre: 85 Lowe St., Gisborne. New Zealand



Phone 06 868 3392 or 0800 452 956 or email us info@tairawhiticlc.co.nz

Gillian Creach - General Manager

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Gisborne Office:

85 Lowe Street, Gisborne

PO Box 1053 Gisborne 4040
Ph: (06) 868 3392  /   Fax: (06) 868 3394  /  0800 452 956
Email: info@tairawhiticlc.co.nz

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Wairoa Office

Paul Street, Wairoa
Open weekdays 9am to 4:00pm

Free phone advice details
Notary Service available Gisborne Office only - by appointment


Gisborne Chamber of Commerce Member 20067

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“ We are a Charitable Trust governed by a Board of Trustees. We provide free legal information and education to all and free legal advice, assistance, representation to people who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer or who do not qualify for legal aid. Our geographical catchment area runs from Potaka to Gisborne to Wairoa.” ( We gratefully accept koha and donations )

We are affiliated to a National Organisation Community Law Centres O Aotearoa or CLCA

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CLICK on the Cover image to download a PDF copy of our
Tairawhiti Community Law Trust
Annual Report: 1st July 2020 - 30th June 2021

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TCLC Community Law Centre - Kaupapa Maori Report

Kaupapa Maori Report Board 6 monthly


Notary Services from our Gisborne Office (by arrangement).

Tairawhiti Community Law Centre have a named endowment fund with Sunrise Foundation that people can donate to. 

Gillian Creach 240 Sq Louis Leung 240 Sq

Gillian Creach
General Manager
Mobile: 022 1033779
E-mail: gillian@tairawhiticlc.co.nz

Louis Leung
LLB; MSc; Notary Public;
Senior/Supervising Lawyer

Lee Smith sq 240 Ngawai Creach 240 Sq2

Lee Smith 
Dip (Tchg), KKM, Bed (Tchg), BMM, Dip MGL, 
Administration Manager

Ngawai Creach
Registered Legal Executive


Diane Carter 240 Sq2

Marie Tuahine 240 Sq

Diane Carter
Consultant Maori Land (pro bono)

Marie Tuahine (WAIROA)
Community Relations/Legal Education
Wairoa Office Manager

Marree Kereru 240sq2

Jenny Sutton 201

Marree Kereru
LLB, BA (1st Class Hons) Lawyer - Kaupapa Maori


Jenny Sutton

Receptionist / Legal Support Person 

Dorothy Taare Smith 200

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Dorothy Taare-Smith
Community Advocate
Dip Child Protection, B.Ed (Tchg),
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'Updated > Oct. 2021'  


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