APA 6th referencing

A guide to APA referencing (6th edition)

Legal Material

Guidelines in the APA manual relate to American legislation and it is not possible to use this format for other countries legal material. See the examples below for the library's suggestion on how to cite and reference New Zealand and other country’s legislation. 
Please contact you lecturer to see if they wish you to use another form of reference for New Zealand legal material

 

Statute/Act

Health and Safety in Employment Act, New Zealand Statutes. (1992).

In text citation Health and Safety in Employment Act (1992).

 

Section of a Statute

Health and Safety in Employment Act, New Zealand Statutes s48 (1992).

In text citation (Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, s48).

 

Statute taken from a subscription database

Health and Safety in Employment Act, New Zealand Statutes. (1992). Retrieved November 22, 2011 from Brookers online database

In text citation (Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992).

 

Statute taken from a website

Health and Safety in Employment Act, New Zealand Statutes. (1992). Retrieved November 22, 2011 from http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1992/0096/Latest/DLM278829.html

In text citation (Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992).

 

Bill

Public Health Bill 2007 (No. 177-1)

In text citation (Public Health Bill 2007, No. 117-1)

 

Bill taken from a website

Public Health Bill 2007 (No. 177-1). Retrieved November 22, 2011 from http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2007/0177/latest/DLM1385800.html?search=ts_bill_health_resel&p=1&sr=1

 

Case

Case information should contain the parties names (in italics) the year of reporting (in [] brackets) and the case subject abbreviation and number

   
New Zealand Law Reports NZLR
New Zealand Tax Cases NZTC
New Zealand Employment Law Cases NZELC
New Zealand Company Law Reports NZCLR
New Zealand Business Cases NZBC

 

Hunt v Muollo [2003] 2 NZLR 322

In text citation (Hunt v Muollo [2003] 2 NZLR 322)

 

Case from a subscription database

Hunt v Muollo [2003] 2 NZLR 322. Retrieved from Lexis Nexis database

In text citation (Hunt v Muollo [2003] 2 NZLR 322)

 

Case from the internet

BP Australia Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [1965] 112 CLR 386. Retrieved from http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/high_ct/112clr386.html

In text citation (BP Australia Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [1965] 112 CLR 386)

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Things to remember

Italics :  The names of the parties involved in a case should be in Italics

 

Capitalization : Captialise each word of the title of a Statute/Act or a Bill.

 

Splitting a URL : If your URL needs to be split do not insert a hyphen. Break the URL before a punctuation mark.  Do not add a full stop at the end of URL as this may appear to be part of the URL and cause retrieval problems.