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Politicians Agree Barriers To Public Services Must Be Removed

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 11:51 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

At a special debate in Parliament, MPs across the political spectrum expressed universal support for the CAB’s call for accessible public services, acknowledging that the digital-first (or digital-only) approach is shutting some people out. The focus of ... More >>

Parliament To Debate Failure Of Government Agencies To Provide Inclusive Services

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 8:00 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

On Thursday 28 July at 3pm, Parliament will hold a one-hour special debate on the petition of Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ), Leave no-one behind – Campaign to address digital exclusion. Parliament’s decision to hold a special debate signifies ... More >>

CAB Calls On Government To Protect Vulnerable Non-tenant Renters

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 11:41 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is calling on the Government to protect the rights of people who are renting, but not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). “We’re deeply concerned about the number of problems we are seeing for people ... More >>

CAB Challenges Government To Put People-first, Not Digital-first

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 5:11 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau NZ (CABNZ) has delivered a clear challenge to the Government to do better and provide public services that are inclusive and accessible for all. Over the past two years, CAB volunteers have helped over 20,000 people who are experiencing ... More >>

Citizens Advice Bureau Awarded Plain Language Champion For 2021

Monday, 1 November 2021, 11:33 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

“We are absolutely delighted that our organisation has been acknowledged in this year’s Plain English Awards as the Best Organisation - Plain English Champion,” says Dr Andrew Hubbard, Citizens Advice Bureau Acting Chief Executive. “It is an ... More >>

Government’s ‘digital-first’ Approach To Delivering Public Services Failing Most Vulnerable

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 10:17 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

As the Government prioritises their online services, they are leaving some of the most vulnerable people in our communities behind. Citizens Advice Bureau has been a proud part of the community for more than 50 years, helping hundreds of thousands ... More >>

Citizens Advice Bureau Delivers Its Digital Exclusion Petition To Parliament

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 4:09 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

The sun was out on a crisp Wellington afternoon on July 7, as volunteers, staff and supporters of the Citizens Advice Bureau gathered to deliver its digital exclusion petition to Parliament. The petition received 7,500+ signatures calling on the Government ... More >>

CAB Wants Super-sleuths With Online And Real Time Attitude

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 3:21 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau Whangarei is looking for new volunteer interviewers with the savvy to find the answers to any imaginable question. They don’t need people who know it all, just people who know how to find it all. Co-ordinator Moea Armstrong ... More >>

The Citizens Advice Bureau Has Helped People Navigate Through A Period Of Uncertainty – A Tale Of Two Volunteers.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 7:13 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

(Left to right; Callum and Louise, Citizens Advice Bureau volunteers, sharing a moment at an event) The town of Wellsford | Whakapirau is the northern-most town in the Auckland region and sits midway between Auckland and Whangarei. Among its ... More >>

Race Relations Day Forum For Whangarei

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 5:54 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Race Relations Day 2021 will be marked in Whangārei with a free public event featuring three invited speakers, at Forum North’s Cafler Room on Monday March 22 from 12pm. The day commemorates South Africa’s Sharpeville massacre in 1960, and is the United ... More >>

Ashburton Has Its Own Citizens Advice Bureau

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 8:52 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

The Mid Canterbury Citizens Advice Bureau has opened in Ashburton this week following an opening ceremony and celebration. Ashburton Mayor, Neil Brown, Council and CAB staff, as well as CAB Chief Executive, Kerry Dalton, attended the grand opening. ... More >>

Citizens Advice Bureau Celebrates 50 Years In Aotearoa New Zealand

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 6:21 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

(Left to right; Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, life member Maureen Meyer and Peter Harwood who was responsible for setting up the first CAB in Ponsonby, Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann and, Chief Executive Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand, Kerry Dalton) ... More >>

CAB Proud Of Response To Challenges Of Covid-19

Friday, 13 November 2020, 5:24 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

CABAC Manager Kate Anderson told attendees at the Annual General Meeting of Citizens Advice Bureau Auckland City Incorporated (CABAC) this week, CABAC branches, along with CABs around the country, moved quickly to change the service delivery model ... More >>

Chief Human Rights Commissioner To Sign CAB Petition Against Digital Exclusion

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 6:23 am | Citizens Advice Bureau

Chief Human Rights Commissioner to sign CAB petition against digital exclusion; Election candidates urged to commit to change Today, the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) launches a campaign urging party candidates in the upcoming election to commit to ... More >>

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 >>