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

Macrons in Māori language

The Ministry of Justice uses Māori language macrons in all Māori text on this website and in its internal and external published documents.

However, your ability to see macrons on our website is limited by whether your web browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and others) can display them correctly. We cannot guarantee that the macrons in Māori words will display correctly for you.

Optional formats - which should you choose?

The Ministry aims to provide as much content as possible 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 PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

Advantages of HTML pages:

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

Advantages of PDF files:

  • 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(external link)  or Xpdf for Linux(external link)