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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 >>

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 >>