Share your opinion on the criminal justice system.Click on the link below to share your thoughts.https://yoursay.safeandeffectivejustice.govt.nz/safe-and-effective-justice...
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Judge Taumaunu Appointment

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). “We welcome this appointment at a time when improved access to justice is despera...
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​30 Minute free Will discussion and a free 'Create your Will' web tool.

Tompkins Wake is offering a free no-obligation 30-minute Will discussion during the month of September. To arrange this, contact Scott Ratuki via scott.ratuki@tompkinswake.co.nz or 07 838 6002. Or try out Tompkins Wake’s new ‘Create your free Will’ web tool. Just go to...
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Protection Against Loan Sharks

September 4, 2019

New lending rules to protect consumers from loan sharks

“We know that many consumers are trapped in a cycle of debt, causing extreme hardship – and often, intergenerational poverty – for them and their families. This is an unacceptable situation and the Government is taking action to address it,” said the Minister of Comm...
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Protection for Tenants

August 27, 2019

Law Changes

New law changes protects tenants living in converted garages, sleep-outs, warehouses and industrial buildings.  This means the Landlord must make sure these buildings can legally be lived in and follow with the law regarding insulation and heating.Other law changes incl...
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Privacy Law Changes

August 23, 2019
Get ready for upcoming privacy law changes. The Privacy Bill is making its way through Parliament and will most likely become law before the end of 2019. Changes to the Privacy Act are coming. Follow the link below to know more about what to do if you collect, store or ...
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Debt Collection

July 3, 2019
If your bills or loans are not paid on time, the business you borrowed money from or bought goods or services from might ask a debt collector to collect the money from you.https://comcom.govt.nz/consumers/dealing-with-typical-situations/debt-collection Where can I find help?...
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- More protections from family violence- Changes to Oranga Tamariki Leglislation and - Establishment of a new Transitional Support Service- No more single-use plastic bags- All Kiwi rentals should be well insulated- 17-year-olds will be included in the youth justice sys...
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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. “The final step is yet to come,” says Community Law Centres...
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