Tairawhiti Community Law Centre - Gisborne NZ

Tairawhiti Community Law Centre


Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm

After hours: Please call 0800 452 956
Leave us a message with your name, contact details and brief message and we will get back to you..

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 Outreach Clinics:

 Wairoa - Weekly Legal Clinics: at Wairoa Office every Tuesday. 

Appointments made through Wairoa Office.

 East Coast - Legal Clinics: 

We are currently in the process of developing a more regular clinic service to different areas on the East Coast and will update as these are established. Until then we continue to have a clinic at Tokomaru Bay on the third Wednesday of each month at the Haven Tokomaru Bay.

For Appointments please phone the office on 0800 452 956 or Esther Hudson on 06 868 3448.

A warm welcome awaits you from Linda, 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

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

Linda Ellis - Tumu Whakahaere

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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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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. 



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Louis Leung 240 Sq

Linda Ellis
LLB, BsocSci
Tumu Whakahaere
Mobile: 027 252 2180
E-mail: linda@tairawhiticlc.co.nz

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

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

Ngawai Creach
Registered Legal Executive


Marree Kereru 240sq2

Marie Tuahine 240 Sq3

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

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


Sally Ryan Sq240

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Sally Ryan
Receptionist / Legal Support / Data Entry

Petula Reedy
LLB - Lawyer

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'Updated > Oct. 2021'  



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