There are many websites that may provide you with the information you need to resolve your issue. Some of these are listed below but there are many more.
The Community Law Centres o Aotearoa website has a useful library of information where you can search many areas of law, from community organisations to fencing issues.
On the New Zealand Law Society website you can search for a lawyer as well as read their publications on different areas of law.
The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce website has information for businesses, including a range of information and publications useful for employers.
Government websites have a lot of useful information on a range of topics. Some that may be relevant to you may be:
— contains all New Zealand laws (note, it does not have council bylaws)
— includes information on the courts, family law, fines, and how to check your criminal record
— information on how the Ministry of Social Development can help you, including Work and Income
— information on tax, including Kiwisaver and Child Support.
— the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment covers employment, immigration, building and housing, consumer affairs, business, economic development, and science and innovation.