Access Rights

In 2010, Assistance Dogs New Zealand (ADNZ) was granted full access rights under New Zealand Legislation, allowing all ADNZ pups and dogs to travel in public places. This means that an ADNZ staff member, volunteer, or client have the right to take an ADNZ puppy or dog into any public place - including, supermarkets, shopping malls, food outlets, motels or hotels, movie theartres and restaurants. They are also entitled to travel on all forms of public transport. Discrimination against persons relying on or training an Assistance Dog may be considered a breach of the Human Rights Act 1993 and/or Dog Control Act 1996.