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Libel is covered by the Defamation Act, and is a claim brought in the civil jurisdiction of the courts. It is not a criminal offence and the police have no power over defamation.
For claims up to $200,000 the District Court is the correct place and beyond that the High Court.
This is a technical and difficult area of law and not something i would suggest a lay person attempt.
It can depend on who made the statements and how they were published, and there can be defences which affect the result. It is worth looking at the act which can be found here
Please follow up with further questions-this is just a very basic introduction of course
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yes I see the law around this issue is tricky. I believe I have a case but will wait until after some other cases I have to sort. cheers
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