Law for Lunch: Enduring Powers of Attorney

Wondering if you need an Enduring Power of Attorney (‘EPOA’)?
Want to know what it does?

Come along at noon this Wednesday to a talk at the Johnsonville library to hear Julie and Graeme Withers of Withers Law and Sheila Reed from Age Concern discussing why having an ‘Enduring Power of Attorney’ is important, how to get one, and various ways to avoid any pitfalls.

All welcome, refreshments will be offered.

Law for Lunch: Money matters

Law for Lunch at Newtown Library: WINZ Entitlements

If you’ve ever had issues with Work & Income, come to Newtown Library to listen to a lawyer and a benefit advisor, who will be discussing various tips on how to challenge their decisions and make sure you’re getting your full entitlements.

Come along this Wednesday 23rd August to hear Sarah Croskery-Hewitt a lawyer from Community Law and the Wellington Benefit Rights Service who will be presenting, discussing and explaining all these issues, offering accurate advice and answers to your questions.

All welcome, refreshments will be offered.

Credit and Debt – Law for Lunch this week

Come along to a seminar on Wednesday 16 August on the topic of credit and debt. Get the benefit of accurate legal information and practical advice and have the opportunity to ask your questions.

If you are:

  • Thinking of buying something on credit?
  • Worried you can’t keep up with your debts?
  • Would like to discuss your case with an expert?

This seminar is for you.

Our speakers, Kathryn Webb, from the Commerce Commission and Tim Barnett, from National Building Financial Capacity Charitable Trust,  will explain what to look out for when signing credit contracts and what to do if your debts are getting out of control.

All welcome! Refreshments will be offered.

Earthquakes & Insurance – Law for Lunch is back this Wednesday

in this week’s session of the Law for Lunch series happening 12-1pm at the Central Library, Mr Boys, an insurance lawyer, will be talking about entitlements and claims processes after an earthquake disaster. Come along and hear an expert insurance lawyer discussing how EQC works, and what are the steps if you ever need to make a claim.

  • Learn your rights as a consumer and hear about the provisions of the Earthquake Commission Act.
  • What does EQCover provide to consumers after a major natural disaster? What do you do if your home is damaged?
  • Ask your questions about lodging an insurance claim – and how long do you have to wait before the damage is repaired?

it is a great opportunity to listen to an expert and hear useful tips on earthquake insurance. Refreshments will be offered. All welcome!

Law for Lunch – Equal Pay lunchtime talk

Are you facing tricky legal issues as an employee or employer? Do you have questions about your terms of employment, conditions of work and employment rights? This week’s session of Law for Lunch will have the answers to your questions.

We are pleased to have with us Steph Dyhrberg from Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law, and John Ryall from E tū Union to present the topics.
Both have been involved in recent historic pay equity developments (John as Assistant National Secretary of the union representing aged care workers and Steph as counsel for the Coalition for Equal Value, Equal Pay).
They will be discussing the following:

The Equal Pay Act generally
Recent equal pay litigation
The equal pay settlement reached for care and support workers
Future issues these developments raise for equal pay claims.

Come along to the first session of Law for Lunch, on Wednesday, 2 August, at the ground floor of the Central Library to hear legal information from highly regarded experts in their field. All welcome!

Law for Lunch this week – Tenancy and the current law

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You are all invited to attend the first Law for Lunch seminar this August presented by Alan Henwood from the Tenancy Tribunal, and Community Law Wellington. Come along to hear about

  1. The recent changes to tenants’ liability for damage
  2. Residential Tenancies Act overview and
  3. How Tenancy Tribunal can help you if you have a dispute

You are all welcome to attend, hear about your rights and obligations as a tenant or a landlord and understand when and how you could take action. Ask your questions and learn how tenancy disputes can be resolved and an agreement between parties is achieved. Listen to good legal advice from law experts on how to defend your rights.

The presentation is held this Wednesday, August 3, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Wellington Central Library. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

 

Law for Lunch – When horseplay becomes forced play: Stop bullying happening at work

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Law for Lunch this week is taking place at the Newlands Community Centre.
The topic will be presented by David Traylor from Dundas Street Employment Lawyers and Kate Scarlet from Community Law, who will be focusing on

• Workplace bullying and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker
• Humiliating, intimidating or threatening a person at the workplace
• Behaviour at workplace that creates a risk to health and safety
• How can bullying be defined and approached and more …

Come along to hear about various experiences and ways to address the problem, ask your questions and find out more about worksafe environments.

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 2 from 12:30 to 1:30pm, at Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor St, Newlands.
All welcome! Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

Law for Lunch – Unsafe relationships: Know the signs to look out for your friends and whānau

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Come along to Kilbirnie Library this Wednesday to another Law for Lunch talk about raising awareness of domestic violence so that people know that standing up and saying something can save lives.

It is presented by Stephanie Edmonds, It’s Not Ok and Lesley Ashworth-Lawson from Community Law.

Their presentation will be focusing on
– ways to identify threatening behavior
– reporting family violence incidents
– how police and government agencies deal with a family violence situation
– getting support from government

You are welcome to come and hear about prevention of family violence, ask your questions and get expert answers from our legal team.

This seminar will take place this Wednesday, October 26 from 12:30 to 1:30pm, at the Ruth Gotlieb, Kilbirnie Library, 101 kilbirnie Crescent.
All welcome! Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

Law for Lunch: Renting? It’s more than just a flat – Make sure your landlord respects your rights

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This week’s Law for Lunch talk offers information on Renting and your rights as a tenant. It is presented by Dr Sarah Bierre from University of Otago and NZ Tenancy Services.

The presentation will be focusing on

• Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act
• Renting a safer, drier, and warmer home
• Tenant rights and landlords’ obligations

You are welcome to come along, listen to the recent legislation, ask your questions and find out about possible solutions.

This seminar will take place this Wednesday, October 15 from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!
Refreshments will be served.

Law for Lunch – Child abduction and how the headlines happen

Come to free lunchtime legal seminars at Wellington Libraries, 5 August – 2 September 2015

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This week’s seminar offers information and legal advice on ‘Child abduction’ and is presented by Jennifer Wademan from Simpson Grierson Law, who specialises in Family Law.

Come along to hear about international custody disputes and abduction cases, ask your questions and understand when and how you could take action.
Discover ways to protect your children and learn how to identify potential harm and what you need to do if you think that your child is abducted.
Listen to good legal advice from a legal expert how to defend your parental rights.

The presentation is held this Wednesday, August 12, from 12:30 noon to 1:30pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.
You are all welcome! Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

Special events in August

lflIt’s August already and we have some fantastic Law for Lunch seminars lined up for the month ahead. Learn about how to stay safe online, as well as renter’s rights, how to identify unsafe relationships, plus more, all in our lunchtimes talks. Register your interest over on our Facebook event listings. Refreshments will be provided.

Later in the month we are very excited to host a talk with suspense & thriller writer Michael Robotham, and a talk about volunteering in the Pacific with VSA! See below for more details.

Please note Newtown library is temporarily closed for essential maintenance. The library will reopen on 7 September 2015. You can find more information on the closure here.

You can always check our event calendar to see all events happening in one day, or look further ahead for the rest of the month. See below for what’s coming up this month:

Law for Lunch
– Wednesday 5th August – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Central library ground floor
How to protect yourself from online schemers, scams and shams
– Wednesday 12th August – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Central library ground floor
The law behind child abduction
– Wednesday 19th August – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Central library ground floor
Renting? Make sure your landlord respects your rights
– Wednesday 26th August – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Kilbirnie library
Unsafe relationships – Know the signs to look out for your friends and whanau
Plus one event in September:
– Wednesday 2nd September – 12.30pm-1.30pm – Newlands Community Centre
Stop bullying happening at work

Tales from the BalletTales from the Ballet – Sir Jon Trimmer presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
– Saturday 1st August 11am-12pm – Central library
– Saturday 8th August 11am-12pm – Karori library
– Saturday 15th August 11am-12pm – Johnsonville library
– Saturday 22nd August 11am-12pm – Kilbirnie library

One-off events
– Wednesday 19th August – 5.30pm-7pm – Volunteering in the Pacific with VSA
Cover from Syndetics– Thursday 27th August – 6pm-7.30pm – An evening with Michael Robotham

Recurring events
*NEW* – Thursdays 10-10.30am – Ni Hao Children’s Community Chinese storytimes at Central library
– Wednesdays 5.30-7.30pm – Gamesfest at Central Library
– Thursdays 6pm – Mystery Movie Screenings at Central library
– Wednesdays 2-3pm – Tea & Tales at Johnsonville library

Kohunga Korero
– Omāroro (Newtown) – No Newtown sessions while library maintenance is taking place
– Korimako ki Ngāio (Cummings Park) – 10th August – 10.30am (2nd Monday of each month)
– Waitohi (Johnsonville) – 18th August – 2pm (3rd Tuesday of each month)
– Motukairangi (Miramar) – 25th August – 2pm (new time) (4th Tuesday of each month)

Law for Lunch – Online schemers, scams and shams – How to protect yourself?

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The next Law for Lunch talk offers information on online scams and frauds, including handy tips for feeling secure when using the internet and stay safe online.
It is presented by Neil Melhuish from Netsafe.

NetSafe is a leading educational advocate for cybersafety. They encourage a safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies, especially among children and young people.

Come along to hear about ways to avoid scams and frauds, make your computer secure and how to report internet issues. Ask your questions and understand Internet trickery.
This seminar will take place this Wednesday, August 5 from 12:30 noon to 1:30pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

Law for Lunch is back in August and September

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Law for Lunch is back in August and September!

Come along to a series of free lunchtime talks by legal experts on popular topics throughout August and into September, in a joint initiative with Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

The talks will be happening every Wednesday, from 12:30-1:30pm, at a number of our libraries and community centres, from Wednesday 5 August to Wednesday 2 September (see below for a complete programme).

Come along to hear professional legal advice and tips on a range of legal issues — from your rights as a tenant, to how to protect yourself from online scams. Other topics include: the latest changes to New Zealand law on child abduction, ways to stop bullying at work and home, advice on how to deal with unsafe relationships, and much more.

We’ll be providing light refreshments — so come along to hear highly regarded speakers in their field and have a bite of lunch as well.

All welcome and no need to RSVP, but registering your interest in attending — either on Facebook or on our Library Event Calendar — would be very helpful to assist us organising refreshments.

All information is presented in a way that’s easy to understand — no matter what your level of knowledge on the topics.

Here’s a complete programme:

Wednesday, 5 August – Central Library
Online schemers, scams and shams – How to protect yourself
Presented by Neil Melhuish from Netsafe

Wednesday, 12 August – Central Library
The law behind child abduction – How the headlines happen
Presented by Jennifer Wademan from Simpson Grierson Law

Wednesday, 19 August – Central Library
Renting? It’s more than just a flat – Make sure your landlord respects your rights
Presented by Dr Sarah Bierre and MBIE

Wednesday, 26 August – Ruth Gotlieb, Kilbirnie Library
Unsafe relationships – Know the signs to look out for your friends and whanau.
Presented by Stephanie Edmonds, communications advisor for the ‘It’s Not OK‘ campaign, and Julia Whaipooti, Community Law

Wednesday, 2 September – Newlands Community Centre
When horseplay becomes forced play – Stop bullying happening at work
Presented by David Traylor and Kate Scarlet, Community Law

Need more information about this lunchtime talk series? You can email us or phone 499 4444.

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Law for Lunch – Enduring Powers of Attorney: When you can’t manage your own affairs

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Law for Lunch this week is taken to the Newlands Community Centre.
The topic will be presented by Darien Mahony, a Community Lawyer at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

Darien, who holds the Seniors’ portfolio, will be focusing on

• What is a general Power of Attorney and how may be arranged
• What can you do if you become unable to look after yourself and your own affairs
• When and how you should set up an Enduring Power of Attorney
• Who can deal with your property and your bank accounts and more …

Come along to ask your questions and find out more about Enduring Powers of Attorney
You are welcome to bring your lunch and there’s no need to book a seat in advance.

This presentation will take place this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, at Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor St, Newlands. You are all welcome!

For more information, please check our online Event Calendar.

Law for Lunch at Newtown Library – Dodgy Debt: How to avoid it

Welcome to this week’s Law for Lunch talk, presented by Julia Whaipooti.

Law for Lunch logoJulia is a Kaihāpai Hapori (Community Education Worker) providing legal services to Māori at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.
This week’s presentation will be focusing on simple and effective ways to manage your money and everyday expenses and how to avoid bad debt. Come along to ask your questions and find out more about possible solutions.
There’s no need to make a booking and you are welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch.

The talk will take place this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, at the Newtown Library, 13 Constable Street, Newtown. All welcome!

For more information, please check our online Event Calendar.

Law for Lunch – The New Family Court: Help yourself and your whānau

This week’s Law for Lunch talk offers information on Family Law and how to resolve difficult family issues. It is presented by Jennifer Wademan, a staff solicitor at Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts.

Law for Lunch logoJennifer Wademan has been a staff solicitor in the family law team at Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts since 2011. She has previous experience as a Judge’s Clerk to the Principal Family Court Judge and as Senior Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Social Development.

Jennifer’s presentation will be focussing on

  • Changes to the Family Court process
  • Child’s welfare and best interests
  • Legal Aid and Counselling
  • Application for a parenting order and more

You are welcome to come along, ask your questions and find out more about possible solutions.  Bring your lunch – there’s no need to book a seat in advance.

This seminar will take place this Wednesday, October 15 from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!

For more information about Law for Lunch events, please visit wcl.govt.nz/lawforlunch

Law for Lunch – Body Corps: Resolving common pitfalls

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Our Law for Lunch talk this week is presented by Rainey Collins Law, whose lawyers specialise in building contracts and dispute resolutions.
Are the Levies you are paying too high? Have you experienced Building Maintenance issues or any building disputes recently?

Find out about the purpose of a Body Corporate, its duties and responsibilities to the owners and how owners’ contributions are determined.
Why is it important to develop a long term maintenance plan and how could any possible pitfalls be avoided?

Come along to ask your questions and find out more about possible solutions.
You are welcome to bring your lunch and there’s no need to book a seat in advance.

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.

Special events in October

Phew! We have held so many events recently, from author talks to school holiday activities. These both continue into October, along with our Law for Lunch series. You can always check our event calendar to see all events happening in one day, or look further ahead for the rest of the month. We have several event series running, see below for what’s coming up this month:

UPDATED 2/10/14: Events added at Karori Library
UPDATED 22/10/14: Events added at Newtown, Johnsonville
UPDATED 23/10/14: Events added at Island Bay Community Centre, Kilbirnie Library

Law for Lunch
Wednesday 1 October – 12-1pm – On a Work Visa: Know your employment rights
Wednesday 8 October – 12-1pm – Body Corps: Resolving common pitfalls
Wednesday 15 October – 12-1pm – The New Family Court: Help yourself and your whānau
Wednesday 22 October – 12-1pm – Dodgy Debt: How to avoid it
Wednesday 29 October – 12-1pm – Enduring Powers of Attorney: When you can’t manage your own affairs

Book ocver courtesy of SyndeticsSpring Writers series at Kilbirnie Library
Thursday 2 October – 6.30-7.30pm – Kiwis at Gallipoli : Author talk with Philippa Werry
Thursday 9 October – 6.30-7.30pm – Many Hats: Author talk with Mary McCallum
Thursday 23 October – 6.30-7.30pm – Author talk with Dame Fiona Kidman and Tracy Farr

Newtown After Dark
Friday 3 October – 6-7.30pm – Paranormal Investigations: a talk with James Gilberd from Strange Occurrences
Friday 10 October – 6-7.30pm – “Visible: 60 women at 60” a talk with photographer and author Jenny O’Connor
Friday 17 October – 6-7.30pm – Beaded Jewellery with Margaret Elliot
Friday 24 October – 6-7.30pm – Organic Gardening with Helen Mechen
Friday 31 October – 6-7.30pm – DIY Bike Maintenance Workshop with Mechanical Tempest

Mad Science Mysteries Holiday Activities
Central Library – 11am-12pm – Wednesday 1 October
Miramar Library – 2-3pm – Thursday 2 October
Karori Library – 2-3pm – Thursday 2 October
Tawa Library – 11am-12pm – Wednesday 8 October
Cummings Park Library – 11am-12pm – Thursday 9 October
Khandallah Library – 11am-12pm – Friday 10 October

Other one-off events
Wednesday 1 October – 6-7.30pm – Spring Poetry Evening at Central
Thursday 23 October – 6.30-7.30pm – Seed Swap at Karori Library
Tuesday 28 October – 4-6pm – Feeling Spooky? Halloween stories & activities at Island Bay Community Centre
Thursday 30 October – 6-6.30pm – Halloween Storytime at Kilbirnie Library
Thursday 30 October – 6.30-7.30 – Halloween Event at Karori Library
Friday 31st October – 6.30-7.30pm – Double Your Reading Speed at Johnsonville Library

Recurring events
Wednesdays 5.30-7.30 – Gamesfest at Central Library
Second Friday of every month 6.30-7.30pm – Free drawing classes with Joyce at Johnsonville library

Kohunga Korero
Omāroro (Newtown) – 1st Tuesday of each month – 10.30am
Korimako ki Ngāio (Cummings Park) – 2nd Monday of each month – 10.30am
Waitohi (Johnsonville) – 3rd Tuesday of each month – 2pm
Motukairangi (Miramar) – 4th Tuesday of each month – 9.30am

Law for Lunch – On a Work Visa: Know your employment rights

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Welcome to the first talk of Law for Lunch in October, presented this Wednesday by Bevan O’Connor & Kate Scarlet.

Bevan is an Immigration Lawyer with Cottrell Law, where he assists migrants with work visas and Kate works as a Community Lawyer at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley. She holds the Employment Law portfolio.

Their talk will be focusing on

• Minimum NZ employment rights
• How do employment problems affect your temporary work visa?
• When do I contact Immigration NZ if my employment situation changes?

Come along this Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library, ask your questions and find out more about possible solutions.

You are welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch and there’s no need to book a seat in advance.

All welcome!

For more information, please check our online event calendar

Law for Lunch is back this October!

Law for Lunch logoWellington City Libraries are continuing our popular Law for Lunch series this October — offering free lunchtime talks by legal experts on popular topics, in a joint initiative with Community Law Centre Wellington and Hutt Valley.

Our topics in October range from the legal issues around body corporates, to knowing your employment rights on a work visa, how to avoid dodgy debt, and much more (take a look at the programme below!).  If you are interested and would like to learn more, bring your lunch and come along — questions welcome!

All the speakers are highly regarded experts in their field and the information is presented in a way that’s easy to understand, no matter what your level of knowledge on the topics.

This month’s sessions include:

Wednesday, 1 October – Central Library
On a Work Visa: Know your employment rights
Presented by Cottrell Law Limited and Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

Wednesday, 8 October – Central Library
Body Corps: Resolving common pitfalls
Presented by Rainey Collins Law

Wednesday, 15 October – Central Library
The New Family Court: Help yourself and your whānau
Presented by Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts Law

Wednesday, 22 October – Newtown Library
Dodgy Debt: How to avoid it
Presented by Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

Wednesday, 29 October – Newlands Community Centre
Enduring Powers of Attorney: When you can’t manage your own affairs
Presented by Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

All are welcome and there’s no need to book a place. For more information, call 499 4444 or email us

Law for Lunch in October!

Law for Lunch – Retirement Village Rights: Informed and at ease

With Darien Mahony, Community Lawyer, Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

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This talk of Law for Lunch will be presented at the Karori Library, 247 Karori Road this Wednesday from 12 to 1pm.
Darien is a Community Lawyer and is responsible for the ‘Seniors’ portfolio at the Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

Her presentation will be focusing on:

• Residents’ rights
• Operators’ duties
• Complaints and disputes procedure
• The legislation

Come along to get legal information and advice, increase your awareness and develop a better understanding about the rights of a Retirement Village resident at this week’s Law for Lunch talk. You are welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch.

We look forward to seeing you there

For more information, please call 499 4444

Law for Lunch – Wills: Will you or won’t you?

With Kahureremoa Aki, Community Lawyer at the Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

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This seminar of Law for Lunch will be presented at the Ruth Gotlieb – Kilbirnie Library, 101 Kilbirnie Crescent (click for map) at 12pm.

Kahu is the Rōia Hāpori (Community Lawyer) providing legal services to Māori at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley. She has helped many families with questions about wills and estates.
Her talk will be focussing on:

• Wills
• Living Wills
• The Family Protection Act 1955
• Informed consent and giving your body to medical science

Come along to find out and ask your questions how to set up a Will and what makes a Will legal.
Get accurate and up-to-date information about Living Wills and how giving ‘Informed Consent’ works, if you decide to donate your body to medical science.

There’s no need to book a seat in advance. You are all welcome and we look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, 12 noon to 1pm, at our Ruth Gotlieb Kilbirnie Library.

If you have any queries, please call 499 4444

Law for Lunch – Home Insurance: How to ensure your house is protected

With Claire Coe, Senior Solicitor at Rainey Collins Law Firm.

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Come along to the third seminar of Law for Lunch at the Wellington Central Library, for accurate information and practical advice on:

• The importance of disclosing information to your insurance provider
• What the new process of insuring property on a ‘sum insured’ means
• Who can help
• Common issues with home insurance when buying or selling property including relating to earthquakes

Claire’s work involves assisting clients with opportunities and challenges in the areas of Property and Asset Protection.

You are welcome to attend her presentation, ask your questions and find out more about problems and possible solutions regarding your home insurance. You may bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch.

The presentation will be starting at 12 noon on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.
All welcome!

For more information, please call us on 499 4444

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

Law for Lunch logoWelcome to the first seminar of Law for Lunch!

Our speaker this week will be Nicola Drayton-Glesti, a Community Lawyer with Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.

Nicola oversees the disability and ACC portfolios and is working for reform of the new policy for family carers.
Her talk will be focusing on:

  • What support has been historically available for Family Carers
  • Why support for Family Carers needed changing
  • The New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2013
  • Family Carers policy since 1 October 2013

Come along to find out more about problems and possible solutions and, ask your questions.
You are welcome to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch and there’s no need to book a seat in advance.

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 on the talks in this series, head over to our Event Calendar