Baywide Community Law Service can provide

free legal information

Baywide Community Law Service is coming back to Te Puke & is opening at Maketu!

The clinics are being run by Jan Whiting, a paralegal who has been with us since inception 11 years ago. Baywide Community Law can provide free legal information to all – and for those who meet our financial criteria, we offer free legal advice & assistance. We can also offer education sessions on various topics to assist the community.

For a printable summary of our clinics, you can download our pamphlet here.

Our Clinics


Drop-in Clinic  – No appointment needed Wednesday
Immigration Clinic – Friday 11am-12pm by appointment.
Housing Advocacy Drop In Clinic – Having housing hassles? No appointment needed Thursday 5.30pm-7.30pm.


Fortnightly on Fridays 10am-2pm (last appointment) at Maketu Health & Social Services.
Phone 07 533 2551 to make an appointment.


Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 10am-12pm at Katikati Community Resource Centre.
Phone  07 549 0399 to make an appointment.

Te Puke

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 10.00am to midday at The Daily Café, Te Puke. Phone 07 282 8903 to make an appointment.


Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 1pm-3pm at Waihi Community Resource Centre.
Phone 07 863 7555 to make an appointment.


Wednesday 10am -2pm at Heartland Services, Opotiki.
Phone 07 315 5790 to make an appointment.


Fridays at Heartland Services
60 Onslow Street, Kawerau, 9am to 11am.
Phone 07 308 6817 to make an appointment.