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Let’s work to prevent disputes between neighbours

The Times is partnering with our local police to give them a platform to share important messages with our readers around crime-prevention and community safety....

Know your rights as a boarder, flatmate or tenant

Are you covered by the Residential Tenancies Act? Does it matter? Yes it does matter. If you have a dispute then you need to be...

CAB offers free help with taxation, health and counselling

East Auckland’s Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is running helpful free clinics on subjects including health and taxation. Its free health coach clinic is for anyone...

The Disputes Tribunal can help solve neighbourly conflict

Many clients approach us at the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) regarding faulty goods or services, and also issues with neighbours, or developers, who may...

CAB Awareness Week is March 11-17

Attention all rangatahi! We know that becoming an adult means facing lots of new challenges, and it's good to have somewhere to go when you...

Fond adieu to Citizens Advice Bureau stalwart Chris Woods

Chris Woods suddenly passed away on Tuesday, February 13, leaving his immediate family and CAB Pakuranga family profoundly saddened. Those who have visited CAB would...

Redundancies and your rights

As the economy comes under pressure, staff redundancies may increase and it is useful to know your rights in this situation. We have had several...

Annual leave – things to know

BY THE PAKURANGA CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Now is the time to think of holidays and leave. Time off work is vital both for the health of...

The ins and outs of traffic fines

However well we drive, most of us will at some point in our lives receive a traffic fine and these days, it may be...

Know the difference between fines and infringement fees

A fine is imposed by the court, whereas an infringement fee is imposed directly by a prosecuting authority such as the police or a...

Finding day to day life overwhelming?

There is much in the media currently about there being a 'mental health crisis' in New Zealand. This topic covers a wide range of symptoms...

Volunteering in our community

Volunteer week took place from June 18-24, in order to recognise the important work that volunteers are doing in the community. If you have a...

Auckland Council votes to sell seven per cent of its Airport...

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter, funded by New Zealand on Air A two-day brawl among councillors for Auckland Council’s shares in Auckland International...

Fight to save our local Citizens Advice Bureau

Auckland Council's ongoing effort to reduce debt may lead to cuts in the funding received by the local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). The organisation provides...

Your rights and the police

Here's what you must do when you are questioned or arrested by the police. You can either ring your own lawyer or have the police...

Face masks and exemptions

Under the orange setting of the Covid Protection framework face masks are mandatory on flights, public transport, in taxis, indoor retail, public facilities, food...

Problems with your neighbours?

As housing developments increase and, particularly under the stress of ongoing Covid anxiety, problems between neighbours are becoming more and more common. Often the issues...

How’s your mental wellbeing?

With New Zealand having moved to the red light setting, more people are encouraged to work from home but this can be detrimental to...

Level 3 lockdown Auckland – we are here for you

The Citizens Advice Bureau offices at Pakuranga and Botany are closed during Level 3 Lockdown. However, there is a triage team answering phone calls Monday...

Solutions: Undelivered goods: what are your options?

These are trying times and a lot of businesses are closing doors. You may have ordered some goods but find the business is closing...

Citizens Advice Bureau response to Covid-19

Citizens Advice Bureau available by phone and online while face-to-face service suspended CABs around New Zealand will provide services by phone and online only as...

Opening of CAB satellite service in Beachlands and Maraetai

It was a big moment for Louise Boswell, manager Pakuranga Citizens Advice Bureau and her hard working team of volunteers who have been working...

Muller Law celebrates 40 years

It was a Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr who said (in French) in 1949: “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. Even 40 years after...

CAB: Are you having tree trouble?

Trees have always been a bone of contention among neighbours and we at Citizens Advice Bureau hear about it very often. Whether your neighbour’s tree...

Three cheers for Pakuranga CAB

Around 90 guests attended the 40th anniversary of community services by Citizens Advice Bureau Pakuranga-Eastern Manukau at a special function on Friday. “Our chief executive...

Citizens Advice Bureau for free advice

It’s nearly 40 years since the Pakuranga Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) opened in a prefab in a Pakuranga car park. Countless people have been...