From instructions: V3.100 Guardians accompanying students to New Zealand (Visitor instructions)
V3.100.5 Definition of 'legal guardian'
For the purposes of these instructions, a 'legal guardian' is:
- the person with the legal right and responsibility to provide for the care (including education and health) of an international student. This includes the student's biological or adoptive parents, testamentary guardian, or court-appointed guardian; and
- the person who usually provides for the care of the student in the student's home country.