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Site owner

This site is owned by the Chief Executive and Secretary for Justice.

Macrons in Māori language

The Ministry of Justice supports the use of macrons in Māori language, and uses macrons in all Māori text in its internal and external published documents.

On websites, however, the ability to display macrons is limited by current technology and a lack of standardisation. If vowels with macrons were used, we could not currently guarantee that Māori words would appear correctly on all browser platforms. Therefore the Ministry is not using macrons on its website at this time.

Access keys

This site uses access keys to make it easier for people to use the keyboard to navigate. You can use the keyboard shortcuts listed below to visit commonly used pages on the site, such as the home page.

To use these shortcut keys you will need to press one of the following key combinations, depending on which browser you are using.

  • On a Windows or Linux PC, hold down the Alt key and then one of the keys in the table below, then press Enter.
  • On an Apple Macintosh, hold down the Control (Apple) key and then one of the keys in the table below.
  • In Internet Explorer press Enter to confirm your choice.
  • In the Opera browser press Shift-Esc, release those keys, and then press your chosen access key.
Key Function
0 A reference list of all accessibility keys (this page)
1 Go to the homepage
2 Skip to content
Go to the Site Map page
4 Search field focus
Go to the Site navigation tree
Go to the Contact us page
Go to

Re-sizing text

You can adjust the size of the text on screen by following the directions below:

Browser Method
Internet Explorer 5+
PC – select the View menu, then Text Size
Mac – select the View menu, then Text Zoom
Firefox Select the View menu, then Text Size
Google Chrome
PC – hold down Ctrl and press + or -
Mac – hold down Command (Apple) and press + or -
Opera Select the View menu, then Zoom
Safari Mac - hold down Command (Apple) and press + or -
Netscape 6+ and Mozilla
PC – hold down Ctrl and press + or -
Mac – select the View menu, then Text Zoom

Adjusting site contrast

If you are using Internet Explorer, select the Tools menu then Internet Options and then click on 'Accessibility' (near the bottom right-hand corner of the menu box). Check the box 'Ignore colours specified on web pages' and the text on the site will be shown in black on white.

Locating content on this site

There are a number of ways to access content on this site.

  • Use the home page menu bar. It gives one-click access to all content areas.
  • Use the home page feature boxes to access commonly used content.
  • Use the Search facility.

Optional formats - which should you choose?

The Ministry aims to provide all content on this website in standard web page format using HTML (HyperText Markup Language). In addition, the Ministry also provides some documents and publications as downloadable PDFs (Portable Document Format).

Advantages of HTML pages:

  • can be viewed by any web browser
  • are smaller and load faster (important if you are using a dial up connection)

Advantages of PDFs:

  • you can download, view and print documents in their original layout.
  • document integrity is assured as PDFs cannot easily be digitally altered.

To read PDF files on our website, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download this software free of charge from the Adobe website.

Get Acrobat Reader for Windows, MacOS, Linux or Xpdf for Linux