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Afghanistan Crisis Requires Wider Response from New Zealand

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 11:24 am | Community Law Centres

The Government must evacuate a wider group of those stranded in Afghanistan with connections to New Zealand to save lives, says Community Law Centres O Aotearoa (CLCA). Community Law Centres have more than 25 clients, whose families don’t meet the ... More >>

Covid-19 Funding Support Welcomed

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 1:10 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres welcome the additional Government funding announced to help address increased demand for free legal services due to COVID-19. Minister of Justice Andrew Little today announced an additional $3.47m over three years for Community ... More >>

Income Support Vital For NZ’s Migrant Workers

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 11:55 am | Community Law Centres

Community Law has joined the chorus of concern about the humanitarian crisis developing for migrant workers who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 and are now stuck in New Zealand without any income. “The New Zealand Government has strongly advocated ... More >>

Chatbot To Help Workers Released

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 3:41 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres o Aotearoa in partnership with Citizen AI has this week released a new chatbot for people having problems at work. Workbot provides information about your rights and responsibilities as an employee. It uses easy to understand language ... More >>

Judge Taumaunu Appointment Welcomed By Community Law

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:01 am | Community Law Centres

His Honour Judge Heemi Taumaunu’s appointment as Chief District Court Judge comes at a critical time for New Zealand’s justice system, according to Community Law Centres o Aotearoa(CLCA). More >>

Community Law Welcomes Interest Rate Cap

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 2:22 pm | Community Law Centres

Today’s announcement that the Government will introduce an interest rate cap to control high-interest lending will help vulnerable New Zealanders avoid crippling debt, according to Community Law. More >>

Better Funding Needed For Community Law

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 12:53 pm | Community Law Centres

Today’s Post-Budget announcement extending last year’s interim funding boost to Community Law services is the second step in honouring the Coalition Government Agreement to increase funding to Community Law. More >>

Community Law Celebrates Government Top-up

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:07 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law is celebrating the Government top-up of $2.2m announced in today’s Budget. More >>

Community Law elects new co-chairs for national body

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 4:58 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres o Aotearoa, the national body that represents the interest of Community Law Centres across the country, has elected two new co-chairs, Jenny Hughey and Jason Pou. More >>

Community Law delivers real return on investment

Friday, 27 October 2017, 9:10 am | Community Law Centres

The Community Law network is delivering up to $50m worth of free legal services each year to vulnerable New Zealanders for an annual investment of only $11m according to a report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. More >>

ANZ, ASB and Westpac expand partnership with Community Law

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 9:22 am | Community Law Centres

An expanded partnership between three of New Zealand’s major banks and Community Law announced today will enable Community Law to sharpen its focus on supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities. More >>

Funding for Community Law offers certainty

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:12 pm | Community Law Centres

The most vulnerable New Zealanders will continue to have access to free legal services thanks to the Government’s ongoing commitment to top up Community Law’s funding. More >>

NZSL content offers Deaf community better legal information

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 1:29 pm | Community Law Centres

The Deaf community will have better access to information about their legal rights thanks to an initiative by Auckland Disability Law (ADL), part of the Community Law network. More >>

Greater use of te reo Māori in courts applauded

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 2:37 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law is commending recent moves by the Ministry of Justice to support the use of te reo Māori in courtrooms. More >>

Legal Problems Are A Piece Of Cake At Baywide Community Law

Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:13 am | Community Law Centres

Baywide Community Law looks like any other professional law firm – except clients often ‘pay’ for legal services with donations of home-baked cakes or potted plants instead of money. More >>

Untangling our tangled legal web

Friday, 23 May 2014, 11:06 am | Community Law Centres

Untangling our tangled legal web Can’t make sense of the Family Court changes? Housing New Zealand giving you (or your clients) the run-around? Work and Income refusing to follow their own policy manual? No idea where to start? We’ve done ... More >>

First Dedicated Māori Caucus Hui for Community Law Centres

Monday, 20 May 2013, 4:26 pm | Community Law Centres

From May 23 to 24 2013, the Māori Caucus of Community Law will meet at Ōwhata Marae, Rotorua, for its first dedicated hui in the history of Community Law. More >>

Community Law Funding Great Value for Money

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 12:37 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law Funding Great Value for Money Media Release – 10 April 2013 Announced funding security for Community Law is a huge relief to the sector. “We thank Justice Minister Judith Collins for her decision to secure funding for Community Law Centres ... More >>

Unreliable Ministry Figures a Smokescreen

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 6:19 pm | Community Law Centres

“Figures showing a reduction in Community Law clients are just plain wrong and are being used as a smokescreen at a time when decisions are being made on Community Law’s future funding”, says Liz Tennet, CEO of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa ... More >>

Public Service salary increases foster inequality

Friday, 12 October 2012, 2:49 pm | Community Law Centres

The national body representing the country's Community Law Centres has added its voice to criticism of the big salary increases awarded to state sector chief executives saying the increases foster inequality and the growing gap between rich and poor ... More >>