Tairawhiti Community Law Centre - Gisborne NZ

Tairawhiti Community Law Centre

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Please Note: NEW Gisborne Office Address

Gisborne Office:

Open weekdays 9am to 4.30pm
Free phone advice between 2pm & 4pm weekdays

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 4.30pm


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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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


Diane Carter 240 Sq2 Ngawai Creach 240 Sq2



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Diane Carter
Maori Land Advisor

Ngawai Creach
Legal Executive


Lee Smith sq 240 Marie Tuahine 240 Sq Tairawhiti Law logo 

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

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 at Ruatoria Courthouse
Every 3rd Wednesday of each month
Appointment 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

Lynette Stankovich - Secretary / Royce Maynard Treasurer

Belinda Watson Practising Lawyer

Karen Pewhairangi Gisborne Representative / Hine Kohn Wairoa Representative

Doris Aspinall East Coast Rep


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



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