We provide free, confidential, independent information and advice to anyone. We help people know what their rights are and how to access services they need. We use insights from our clients' experiences to show when policies and laws and/or their implementation are having a negative impact on people. We work for positive social change. The CAB is a champion of people’s rights, working to solve the underlying causes of the problems they face. We think it is important that everyone in New Zealand can participate in their community and access the services they need. We think it is important that people who have less power in a situation are not exploited. The key issues we work on include: - consumer - digital exclusion - employment - housing - tax - family law - local government
Meet people, help them find information, refer them on. CAB volunteers also do small amounts of admin in between helping clients.