This site will give you all the relevant law in relation to Defamation including direct access to the Defamation Act 1992.
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The first thing to understand is this. Although you could often have heard the words "libel and slander" these terms are not frequently referred to in New Zealand.
Our law uses the term defamation and it is the New Zealand Law of Defamation that you need to look at to understand your rights and duties
Technically, slander is the term given when you are defamed orally and libel is the term given when you are defamed in writing.
But NetLaw gives you here an in depth look at our overall law of defamation and what you can do if you feel you have been wronged.
A defamation claim is a claim you can make if you believe you have been defamed. If somebody says or writes something about you which damages your reputation then you have been defamed.
You can make a claim for damages sometimes measured in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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