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CAB Makes Calls To 14,000 People Over 70 To Support Government Covid-19 Welfare Check

Saturday, 23 May 2020, 7:50 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) volunteers have called 14,000 people aged over 70 as part of a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Ministry of Social Development (MSD) national welfare programme. This equates ... More >>

Citizens Advice Bureau Sees Big Spike In Demand For Its Service

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 10:01 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau's free information and advice service continues to be available by freephone 0800 367 222 / 0800 FOR CAB, or by email and live chat via the CAB's website . CAB volunteers are available to support you with ... More >>

Assumption That 'digital Is Best' Excludes NZ’s Vulnerable

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 9:36 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

As government services shut their doors in communities and drive people to interact online, the wellbeing of New Zealand's most vulnerable people is being diminished, says the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). CAB has released the report 'Face to Face ... More >>

CAB finds new home close to home

Monday, 25 November 2019, 8:03 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau will be keeping a close eye on the Old Town Hall repairs from their new home right next door in the old Public Trust building at 69 Bank St. More >>

Citizens Advice Bureau virtually open

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 2:48 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Bureau volunteers and staff left the Old Town Hall / Municipal Building with the other tenants and members of the public, in a big rush last Thursday to the sound of the smoke alarm. More >>

New CAB website supports valued face-to-face service

Monday, 8 April 2019, 10:19 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

This week Citizens Advice Bureau launches a new public website - , giving people easier access to information about their rights and responsibilities and strengthening the CAB’s face-to-face service offered in 83 locations around ... More >>

Independent review gives Wellington CAB service the big tick

Monday, 8 April 2019, 10:18 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau has much to celebrate this week – the launch of a new website and Discover Your Rights campaign as part of its national awareness week, as well as the public release of an independent review of the Wellington Citizens Advice ... More >>

CAB client enquiries reflect the urgent need to fix renting

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:15 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Clients seeking help from Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) describe a very damp, mouldy, insecure and unaffordable picture of a renting environment that just isn’t working. With insights from client stories highlighting the urgent need for change, the CAB ... More >>

Citizens Advice Bureau welcomes new Emergency Housing measur

Friday, 13 May 2016, 12:42 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau welcomes the announcement on 9 May of increased government funding for emergency housing, said Chief Executive Kerry Dalton. “Last year, when we issued our Spotlight on clients in need of emergency accommodation , we called ... More >>

Not sure? Ask the Citizens Advice Bureau

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 2:26 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Tama recently bought a phone, and doesn’t know what his rights are now it’s stopped working. Laurinda’s landlord refuses to refund her bond and she wonders what she can do about it. Barry and Pat are separating and need to sort out the shared ... More >>

Citizens Advice Bureau Awareness Week

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 12:24 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

1. Anyone can contact the CAB to find out about anything. “Our name can be a bit misleading, says Kerry Dalton Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand, because you don’t have to be a NZ citizen to use the CAB. Our service is free and ... More >>

Not Sure? Ask the CAB!

Monday, 17 March 2014, 12:52 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Not Sure? Ask the CAB! The Citizens Advice Bureau is celebrating the work of it’s more than 2,400 volunteers, as part of its Awareness Week, this week 17 – 23 March. Chief Executive Kerry Dalton says that these volunteers do a fantastic job of supporting ... More >>

CAB supports Housing Warrant of Fitness

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 12:56 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau says the Government should urgently implement a Housing Warrant of Fitness for all rental housing. “Every year we see clients who are living in cold, damp or mouldy houses and whose health is suffering because of it. It's important ... More >>

CAB says Fuel Poverty an increasing problem

Tuesday, 13 March 2012, 10:31 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

Press Release For immediate release CAB says Fuel Poverty an increasing problem for New Zealanders Citizens Advice Bureaux are seeing an increasing number of people who are struggling to pay their power bills says CAB National Research and Policy ... More >>

New CAB Website

Wednesday, 22 September 2010, 5:12 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) launched their new website yesterday. The public will now have direct access to over 40,000 service providers, organisations and legal information. More >>

Citizens' Advice Bureau gets a makeover

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 2:17 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau has launched a new website, making its database of national and local information available directly to people on the web. The new website was made possible due to support from multiple partners including a $5.5 million ... More >>

CAB Response To Funding Reduction

Thursday, 7 May 2009, 9:26 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau Auckland City is reviewing its response to the decision of the Community Services Committee to reduce funding to a service that it has not only supported, but had a very close relationship with, since its inception in 1970. In ... More >>

Advice Bureaux see impact of economic downturn

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 10:26 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureaux nationwide saw a 31% increase in clients experiencing financial difficulty in the six months from July to December 2008, compared to the previous 6 months. More >>

Diversity the Secret to Success for CAB

Monday, 5 March 2007, 12:35 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureaux National Awareness Week starts on March 12 with a focus on Diversity. Chief Executive Kerry Dalton says the focus recognises that “increasingly, bureaux are serving communities made up of lots of different groups needing a wide ... More >>

Governor-General At National Conference

Friday, 20 October 2006, 4:21 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

His Excellency The Governor –General of New Zealand, The Honourable Anand Satyanand, PCNZM will join over two hundred Citizens Advice Bureaux delegates as they celebrate their exceptional achievements at their annual conference in Nelson over the weekend ... More >>