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Community Meeting with Work and Income Staff : Mangere 22 Aug 2013

Work and Income have made some Changes to Benefits

To find out more

Come to a Community Meeting with Work and Income Staff who will present information on the changes and cover other areas of concern for the disability community

  • Thursday 22nd August 2013
  • 10.00 AM – 12.30 PM
  • Auckland Disability Law @ Mangere Community Law Center Unit 9, Shop 27, Mangere Town Centre

Venue is wheelchair accessible and there will be NZSL interpreters available

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Auckland Disability Law


 phone 09 257 5140

text 027 457 5140

Access requirements – please advise of dietary and other access requirements.

Mangere Community Law Centre Says “This Is Relevant to YOU”

A message from Mangere Community Law Centre:

The Family Court is under review. This IS relevant to you! The Family Court deals with a range of things that seriously affect our community, including: domestic violence, parenting, adoptions, wills and divorce. The proposed changes are significant and now is the time to speak out if you don’t agree with them – in part or full. Submissions close 13 February 2013 so don’t put it off.      

The 5 major changes that the Mangere Community Law Centre are concerned about are:

  1. Cost of $897 for mandatory dispute resolution will have to be paid for by the parties – this will be compulsory before a matter can go to Court.
  2. NO lawyers allowed unless the matter involves violence, urgency etc.
  3. Lawyer for child will rarely be appointed.
  4. Free Court counselling will be limited.
  5. No interim orders – parties won’t have a chance to trial arrangements to see if they can work.

Submissions can be in any format – even a simple letter. Click the link below to open the template from Mangere Community Law Centre that you can use to get started and get your thoughts heard!

Family Court Review Submission Template from Mangere Community Law Centre

You can also check out these websites for more information: http://childrenneedavoice.com/ and http://www.familylaw.org.nz/

You can read the Bill at: http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/Legislation/Bills/5/4/2/00DBHOH_BILL11914_1-Family-Court-Proceedings-Reform-Bill.htm 


Law in a Nutshell: 2 May – 20 June 2012

Winter is on its way so why not come into the Mangere Community Law Centre for a cup of tea and a bickie each Wednesday morning? And along with your tea you’ll get the added bonus of:


2nd May – 20th June.

Every Wednesday 9.30 – 12.30.

An 8 week course designed to make the law accessible for you, your colleagues and your clients. The law affects us every day so come learn what it says. Topics include:

  • NZ legal systems
  • Courts and Tribunals
  • Youth Justice
  • Criminal law System
  • Buying stuff
  • Family Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Police and Your Rights
  • Wills and Power of attorney
  • Immigration Law
  • Tenancy Law
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Employment Law

$40 for the whole course.

Its only 2 weeks away so register NOW. Call on (09) 275 4310 or click email your name and address to gael.spence@mangerelaw.org.nz.

Privacy Law Seminar 29 March 2012

Privacy Law Explained

Do you deal with people’s personal information? It is ESSENTIAL that you have a good understanding of the Privacy Act to ensure that you are collecting the right information, giving it to the right people, storing it for the right amount of time etc. etc.

We’ve got Sarah Thompson from the Privacy Commission coming to enlighten us.

Topics covered include:

  • Key privacy concepts and definitions
  • Understanding and applying the privacy principles: What’s the relation to the Official Information Act?
  • How to complain
  • Sound work practices

29th March 10am – 12pm 

At the Mangere Community Law Centre, Mangere Town Centre

This session is normally $180 but we’re bringing it to you for FREE!!

RSVP NOW to secure your spot: phone 09 275 4310.

Law In A Nutshell Course Starts 15 Feb 2012

Sign up for the next “Law in a nutshell” course NOW!

It’s time to learn what the law says on all the important topics so that you can be empowered and can better empower your community. Brought to you by the Mangere Community Law Centre.

Topics include:

  • NZ legal systems
  • Courts and Tribunals
  • Youth Justice
  • Criminal System
  • Consumers
  • Family Law
  • Access to Information
  • Domestic Violence
  • Police and Your Rights
  •  Wills and Power of attorney
  • Immigration
  • Tenancy
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Employment

The next course will be running for 8 weeks from the 15th Feb to 4th April, Wednesday mornings 9.30 – 12.30. We’ve just finished our fourth course of the year and they loved it!!! Apparently it’s a course not to be missed.