Thomson Reuters business has been publishing and updating information on New Zealand law since 1910.

Overview - past to present

Like most developing companies, we have gone through several changes: from John Friend Ltd to Brooker and Friend Ltd, to Brookers, to Thomson Brookers. We are now Thomson Reuters New Zealand Limited.

We are a leading provider of information and solutions to the legal, tax, accounting and business markets in New Zealand.

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Our business was established in 1910 to supply legal annotation services to Wanganui lawyers. In 2010, as part of our centenial celebrations, we made the video below about that service which is still very much part of our business today.

The Legal Annotation Service

These days we also provide tailored information solutions in a variety of formats, including online, looseleafs, periodicals, books, CD and journals. Our products and services are produced under the Thomson Reuters, Westlaw, Checkpoint, Proview, Brookers, Employment Today and Safeguard brands.

We employ over 100 people, maintaining two New Zealand offices with our headquarters in Wellington and another office in Auckland. Account managers, online product trainers and technical support staff are based in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton and Wellington to provide New Zealand-wide coverage.

In 1994 Brookers became part of the Thomson Corporation, making the transition from a family-owned business to membership of a global publishing and information group. Thomson acquired Reuters in April 2008, to become Thomson Reuters.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organisation.

With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan in the United States, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. For more information:

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Information & Product Support
From New Zealand: 0800 10 60 60
International: + 64 4 801 0001
Fax: 04 802 0300
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm NZST

Tax & Accounting

Information & Product Support
From New Zealand: 0800 785 483
Mon-Fri, 8:45am-5:15pm EST