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Prisoner's rights

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Other helpful services mentioned in this guide

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free volunteer service that can help you navigate your rights, responsibilities and other services available to you
0800 367 222


Nationwide charity that provides support and guidance to parents, whānau and communities
0800 227 627

Family Planning

Family Planning clinics help with contraception, STI testing and treatment, cervical screening, pregnancy testing, abortion advice, HPV vaccinations, and advice for other sexual and reproductive health issues
04 384 4349


A free phone line that provides health advice, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
0800 611 116


Health and wellbeing support service for tamariki (under 5) and their whanau. Centres nationwide
0800 933 922 (available 24/7)

NZ College of Midwives

Can help with midwife related queries, including finding a midwife
+64 03 377 2732


Ministry of Health

phone: 0800 855 066
email: info@health.govt.nz

Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Register a birth and order birth certificates
Freephone: 0800 22 52 52

Oranga Tamariki

General enquiries
0508 326 459
email: enquiry@ot.govt.nz

0508 326 459

Sexual and Family Violence – Free phone lines

Victim Support 0800 842 846

Rape Crisis 0800 88 33 00

Women’s Refuge Crisis Line 0800 733 843

Shine 0508 744 633

Youthline 0800 37 66 33

Complaints and advocacy

Employment Relations Authority

50 Customhouse Quay
Phone: 04 915 9550

Health and Disability Commissioner

Advocacy and support with making complaints
Freephone: 0800 11 22 33

Human Rights Commission

PO Box 5045
Freephone: 0800 496 877

Nationwide Health and Disability Consumer Advocacy Service

Freephone: 0800 555 050

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