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The short answer is that you need to be 16 to leave home without parental consent. However, it is not always that simple, and you would need to...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 27 Jan 2014
Whether a minor is allowed in a nightclub will depend on the nightclub’s liquor licence, but in any case they will need to be supervised. We...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 7 Oct 2013
The law in New Zealand does not totally prohibit someone who is under the age of sixteen engaging in a non-sexual relationship with an...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 25 Jul 2013
Yes, the current law allows minors to buy butane gas lighter fuel. Following the recent deaths of people huffing butane, some shops will not sell...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 24 May 2013
Under the current law, yes, they can. The legal position under the present law (The Sale of Liquor Act 1989) is that private premises such as this...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 7 Mar 2013
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