Westlaw NZ now includes over 18,000 New Zealand Government PDF versions of legislation alongside Thomson Reuters’ own detailed legislation content.
Thomson Reuters’ online legislation has long included detailed History Notes and Historical Text, which clearly show how provisions were worded prior to their amendment and make it easier and quicker to understand how the legislation has been amended at different points in time.
Complementing this, the New Zealand Government PDFs provide the familiar Government “print” view of all assent and consolidated (post amendment) versions of legislation from 3 September 2007. These are the same PDFs found on the legislation.govt.nz website. Those that display the New Zealand Coat of Arms on the first page are official. New legislation PDFS are added as they become available.
Find out more
To find out more about legislation on Westlaw NZ, please download the pdf: Westlaw NZ: Official Legislation pdfs
Getting help with Westlaw NZ
There is extensive help available and in varying forms. Please visit the training site to see the full scope.
In the meantime here are two highlights.
1. Trainers’ Top Tips
To find these on the Training Site select Westlaw NZ from the top menu bar drop-down Products menu as per the image below.
All the tips are posted in chronological order: the latest first.
The most recent is:
- How do I find history notes?
This shows you where to find the History Notes, Historical Text and all the PDF versions of whatever legislation you are currently viewing available.
2. New PDFs/User Guides
The training team regularly prepares specialist user guides. These are available in downloadable PDFs. Save them to your computer for quick reference “how-to” answers.
A popular example is:
- Navigating search results in Westlaw NZ
And these, especially for OnePass users:
- Guide to setting preferences
- Guide to annotating documents
- Guide to using My Folders