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APA Referencing 7th ed.: Treaty of Waitangi and Law

APA and legal documents

The rules in the APA manual relate only to American legislation and are inappropriate for New Zealand. Therefore, the guidelines given here have been based on a combination of APA style (Title. (date). Retrieved from) and ways other New Zealand tertiary libraries reference New Zealand legal material.

The full text of all New Zealand legislation is available through http://www.legislation.govt.nz/

Treaty of Waitangi/ Tiriti o Waitangi

In text identify the version (English, Māori or translation of Māori into English) of the Treaty you’re referring to as each version is different. If referring to a particular article of the Treaty, include the article number in text followed by the in text reference e.g. ... as mentioned in Article one (Treaty of Waitangi [English version], 1840). If you are referring to the text that precedes the articles, write “Preamble."

In text citation (English version)

...(Treaty of Waitangi [English version], 1840)

Reference list

Treaty of Waitangi [English version], February 6, 1840.

 

In text citation (Māori version)

...(Treaty of Waitangi [Māori version], 1840).

OR

...(Te Tiriti o Waitangi [Māori version], 1840).

*When citing the Māori version, identify the article number as it appears in the text e.g. Ko te tuatahi.

Reference list

Treaty of Waitangi [Māori version], February 6, 1840.

OR

Te Tiriti o Waitangi [Māori version], February 6, 1840.

 

In text citation (Māori version translated into English)

...(Treaty of Waitangi [Translation of Māori version], 1840)

Reference list

Treaty of Waitangi [Translation of Māori version], February 6, 1840.

Statutes/ Acts/ Regulations/ Codes

Elements of a reference

Example

 

In text citation

we must ensure that legislation requirements are met (Employment Relations Act 2000).

Reference list

Employment Relations Act 2000. http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2000/0024/latest/DLM58317.html

Section in a statute:

Use the § symbol to signify a section of legislation.

To create the § symbol in Word follow these instructions http://libanswers.ucf.edu/faq/34093

In text citation

... we must ensure that legislation requirements are met (Privacy Act 1993, § 3).

.... section 3 of the Privacy Act 1993.

Reference list

Privacy Act 1993. http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1993/0028/259.0/DLM296639.html

Codes

In text citation

...(The HDC Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights Regulation 1996, 1996.)

Reference list

Health and Disability Commissioner. (1996). The HDC Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights Regulation 1996. https://www.hdc.org.nz/your-rights/about-the-code/code-of-health-and-disability-services-consumers-rights/