Tairawhiti Community Law Centre - Gisborne NZ

Tairawhiti Community Law Centre


Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm
Closed for lunch 12pm – 1pm

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.

Our Notary Public Service was closed for the year 2022. We have resumed service for Notary Public as of Tuesday 10 January 2023.

'Annual Report - 2022'

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PLEASE GIVE to our 'givealittle page' we are a Registered Charity our Charities Number is: CC10681

 Outreach Clinics:

 Wairoa - Weekly Legal Clinics: at Wairoa Office every Tuesday. Appointment made through Wairoa Office.

East Coast - Legal Clinics: Currently on hold until Summer Months due to roading and weather issues.Then held every 3rd Wednesday at the Haven Tokomaruu Bay by appointment only through the 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:

Karen Pewhairangi - Chairperson

Royce Maynard Treasurer / Lynette Stankovich - Secretary

Marama Mataio - Practising Lawyer

Nicole West - Gisborne Representative

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

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


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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. 

Gillian Creach 240 Sq Louis Leung 240 Sq

Gillian Creach
General Manager
Mobile: 022 1033779
E-mail: gillian@tairawhiticlc.co.nz

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

Lee Smith sq 240 Ngawai Creach 240 Sq2

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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