Tairawhiti Community Law Centre - Gisborne NZ

Tairawhiti Community Law Centre

We are now @ Covid-19 Alert Level 1

At Covid-19 Alert Level 1 we are open to the public between 9am and 4pm (except 12pm-1pm lunchtime ).

If we can we will assist walk-ins 
but if we cannot we will make an initial phone appointment and the
lawyer will determine if they need to have a face to face appointment.

Free over the phone legal advice is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.

Weekly Maori Land Clinics are available on Wednesday mornings from 9am to 12pm (by appointment only).

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


Wairoa Office

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

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


JOB Vacancy

Fulltime Two-Year Fixed Term Position
Lawyer for Kaupapa Maori Pilot Project 2021-2023

Tairawhiti Community Law Centre are looking for:

- A practicing lawyer who is passionate about ensuring Maori have access to justice and
has experience in one or more of the following areas: Maori Land, Family,
Employment, Enduring Power of Attorney, Wills and Trusts.
- A team player who can work confidently on their own.
- A lawyer with reasonable knowledge of Te Reo Maori, Tikanga Maori and Te Tiriti o
The Position:
- A full time two-year fixed term contract based in Gisborne. Depending on ongoing
funding and outcomes achieved this term may be extended. Flexible working
arrangements and other staff benefits available.
- Based on experience and qualifications ($45-$78K).

Applications close 5pm Friday 18 June 2021
Please send your written application and CV to:
Gillian Creach
      General Manager
Tairawhiti Community Law Centre
     P. O. Box 1053
     Gisborne 4040
     Email: gillian@tairawhitilc.co.nz
     Ph: 0800 452 956
     Mobile: 0221033779
     (*Application Forms are available at 85 Lowe Street, Gisborne or by email request)





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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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Gillian Creach 240 Sq Louis Leung 240 Sq  

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 
General Manager
Mobile: 022 1033779
E-mail: gillian@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

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Legal Executive



Diane Carter 240 Sq2

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Diane Carter
Maori Land Advisor

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

In Ruatoria - Ruatoria Clinics are now held at the Hati Ngati Café (private room) from 10-12pm appointments made through Gisborne Office

In Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay 
Every 3rd Wednesday of each month (if required)
Appointments made through Gisborne Office

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

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Our Board of Trustees:

Ruth Quilter - Chairperson

Royce Maynard Treasurer / Lynette Stankovich - Secretary

Marama Mataio Practising Lawyer

Karen Pewhairangi Gisborne Representative

Wairoa Representative ( currently VACANT )

Hine Kohn Pakeke

Angelee Brown East Coast Representative


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



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