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Māngere Community Law Centre

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9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


We aim to meet the unmet legal need of the Māngere community. There are no other law firms in the area and the need is high. We offer education, information, assistance, advice and representation, depending on the situation. If you need a lawyer but can't afford one and you live in the Māngere area, please give us a call.

Drop-in Clinics

These are information-only, one-on-one 10-15 minute sessions. A lawyer will listen to your situation and provide information specific to you.

Tuesday: 2pm - 4pm, Employment Law (by appointment only)

Wednesday: 10am – 12pm, Family Law

Thursday: 10am – 12pm, Immigration Law (with Immigration Advisor - exempt)

Thursday: 2pm – 4pm, Consumer Law

Drop-in clinics are on a first-in, first-served basis and held here at the centre.

The Law in a Nutshell

Come and learn how the law can help you and your community. We provide a course for anyone who wants to know their rights and understand the law. Perfect for members of the public and community workers.

The course runs for 8 weeks on Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm. The cost is $40.

Topics covered:

  • NZ Legal System
  • Courts and Tribunals
  • Police powers
  • Criminal Law overview
  • Renting
  • Youth Justice
  • Schools and the Law
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Immigration
  • Making a Will and Powers of Attorney
  • Privacy Law
  • Debts and Buying Stuff

Space is limited so enrol now. To book your seat call us on (09) 275 4310 or email:

Or, if you have a group of 10 people or more - we can come to you to teach on an area of law that is of interest to you. You can choose any or multiple topics depending on your requirements. And there is no cost - but a donation is welcome. 


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Walk in, Make an appointment, Referral


The first appointment is FREE.

If your matter is ongoing any associated fees and costs can be negotiated with our office.

We are able to assist with applications for civil/family legal aid.

Those eligible for criminal legal aid will be referred on.


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed Wednesdays and Fridays 1-2pm

Languages Spoken

English, Samoan

Services Provided

Legal / civil services

  • Consumer rights
  • Legal advice
  • Tax advice
  • JP service

Abuse and violence

  • Conflict resolution mediation
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information & support
  • Victim support


Cultural support

  • Asian services
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pacific Island people

Education and training

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses


Kaupapa Māori

Wheelchair Access



South Auckland

Contact Details

Unit 9 Shop 27
Mangere Town Centre
Bader Drive

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Street Address

Unit 9 Shop 27
Māngere Town Centre
Bader Drive

Postal Address

PO Box 43 201
Auckland 2153

This page was last updated at 12:22PM on August 26, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mangere Community Law Centre.