424 days ago

Discover your rights with the CAB!

Sacha Green from Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand

Do you know what your rights are at work? How about your rights to do with renting or owning a home? If you buy something that’s faulty do you know what your options are? This CAB Awareness Week from 8-14 April you’re being invited to Discover Your Rights – Tūhuratia ō motika!

Helping people to know what their rights and responsibilities are and how they can act on these is core to what the Citizens Advice Bureau is about. We help people from all walks of life to access the information they need so they are empowered to take next steps and to resolve their problems.

A highlight of this year’s Awareness Week is the launch of the CAB’s new public website - www.cab.org.nz.... After a year of development and user testing, the resulting website provides an accessible, mobile-friendly, knowledgebase of 2,000 questions and answers about people’s rights that are based on real issues confronted by clients.

The information about rights is grounded in the law but is practical and is expressed in a way that’s easy to understand.

The website also provides a directory of more than 30,000 community organisations so that the CAB can help connect people with any additional services they need.

We’re keen to break down any barriers people face in finding out what their rights are. Our new website is a fantastic resource for the whole community, and complements the amazing face-to-face and phone service provided by our skilled and dedicated volunteers.

We invite you to Discover Your Rights with us this Awareness Week by checking out our new website www.cab.org.nz..., calling us 0800 367 222, or by visiting your local CAB. We’re here to help.

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1 day ago

Is choosing a co-ed or single sex school a parent's right?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Nayland College, the only mixed gender high school in Nelson city, says it will implement an enrolment zone in 2021, because of the school's growing roll. The zone will likely mean families in central Nelson won't have the choice of a co-ed school any more, with their local high school being either all boys school, Nelson College, or Nelson College for Girls. But some parents say their children are not suited to a single sex school.

1 day ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter June 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our June SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of useful and interesting information.

The Newsletter outlines things to keep in mind around COVID-19 and a few key points from the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget that will benefit seniors.

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.

Make sure to read and share it!

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5 days ago

World Smokefree day: Sunday 31 May

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Today is World Smokefree Day.
It's the perfect time to choose a smokefree lifestyle. We know it’s not easy to stop smoking, but with the right support it can be done.
Check out www.nmdhb.govt.nz... or email smokefree@nmdhb.govt.nz or call 0800 NO SMOKE (0800 667 665).