Law for Lunch – All Consuming: Your consumer rights and recent consumer law changes

Get consumer advice, increase your awareness of consumer information sources and develop a better understanding of your rights as a consumer at this week’s Law for Lunch at the Central Library.

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The presentation will be focusing on

  • Consumer rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act
  • New protections when buying online, door to door sales and auctions
  • What you need to know about extended warranties

Consumer NZ is an independent, non-profit organisation established in 1959 with the sole aim of getting New Zealand consumers a fairer deal. As part of their work on behalf of all NZ consumers they regularly make submissions to Government and statutory authorities on a wide range of issues affecting consumers.

Come along to hear about the recent law changes and ask your questions.
You are welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch.

The presentation will take place this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!

Law for Lunch is back this March /April at the Central, Kilbirnie and Karori Libraries

Wellington City Libraries in partnership with Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley are continuing our popular Law for Lunch series every Wednesday this March and the first week of April.

Wellingtonians are invited to come along to free weekly lunchtime talks, with guest speakers on a range of popular law topics.

Law for Lunch logoThe program of seminars for March – April 2014 will include the following:

Wed, 5 March at the Central Library

Caring for the Carers: What the new Family Carers Policy means for families caring for disabled relatives

Wed, 12 March at the Central Library

All Consuming: Your consumer rights and recent consumer law changes

Wed, 19 March at the Central Library

Home Insurance: How to ensure your house is protected

Wed, 26 March at the Ruth Gotlieb – Kilbirnie Library

Wills: Will you or won’t you?

Wed, 2 April at the Karori Library

Retirement Village Rights: Informed and at ease

Come along, listen to experts discussing the significance of the Consumer Law changes, ask for information about the new Family Carers Policy, as well as, what help and support is available to all of those who might be affected.

If you’re attending, you’re welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch to eat while you listen, and there’s no need to book a place in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there! For more information you can call 499 4444 or email us. More details for each event are also available over on our Event Calendar

Law for Lunch – Will You Trade Me? Online and other “buyer beware” trading

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Welcome to the first seminar of Law for Lunch!
Our speaker this week will be Jon Duffy, the Head of Trust & Safety at Trade Me.

Jon will talk about the responsibilities of Trade Me’s Trust & Safety team, in regulating the largest online marketplace in New Zealand and the unique challenges they are faced with.

Jon will be focussing on:
• The difference between “buy now” and winning an auction
• What protections to Trade Me consumers have?
• Professional traders and Trade Me
• Resolving problems: The Trade Me complaints process
• Consumer law reform: what it might mean for online trading

Come along to find out more about consumer protection, as well as, consumer law reform and, ask your questions.

This presentation will take place this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.
All welcome!

For more information, please check our online event calendar.