General information about neighbourhood issues
Your local Community Law Centre can provide initial free legal advice and information.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Phone: 0800 367 222
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) website provides information on a range of neighbourhood problems. Your local CAB can help you work your way through a problem with your neighbour.
Consumer New Zealand
The “Neighbours and property” section of this website has information covering a range of neighbourhood problems.
Kainga Ora (formerly Housing New Zealand)
The “Neighbours” section of this website has information for neighbours of Kainga Ora properties.
If you have a problem with a Kainga Ora neighbour, you can contact their Customer Services Centre on: 0800 801 601
Neighbourhood Support New Zealand
This website has fact sheets covering a range of neighbourhood problems.
New Zealand Law Society
The NZLS pamphlet “Over the fence … are your neighbours” explains the law about disputes between neighbours. You can read the pamphlet online
Department of Internal Affairs
SPCA New Zealand
Ministry for Primary Industries
Getting help if you’re homeless
Āwhina is a directory of services in Auckland for the homeless, by the homeless.
Find your local women’s refuge.
Housing First is a group of providers covering all of Auckland.
Services in main centres