Enduring Power of Attorney EPA

The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 (PPPR Act) introduced the concept of an Enduring Power of Attorney. It is designed to ‘provide protection and promotion of the personal and property rights of persons who are not fully able to manage their own affairs’. There are two kinds of enduring powers of attorney … Continued

Steel & Co

Specialises in issues that impact on older people. Particularly interested in retirement villages. Has worked with and advocated for many older people needing help with problems arising from Right to Occupy Agreements.

Retirement Villages Issues to Consider

The information has been presented by Harmans Lawyers Barristers and Solicitors , who specialise in legal issues for older people. See also under heading of “Harmans”

Jury Service

A jury is a group of 12 people who have been chosen at random to sit in a Court trial, to hear the evidence and reach a verdict (decision). The jury’s job is to decide what facts have been proved, apply the law to the facts with guidance on the law from the Judge, and … Continued

Legal Referral Services

Community Law Canterbury provides free legal information. Phone for an appointment. Community Law Canterbury also provides a legal information service between 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday

Kaiapoi Community Support

Offer support and services to the Kaiapoi Community. Volunteer drivers are available. Foodbank: Monday to Thursday 9am – 3pm. They also provide a number of other services as well including: Social workers and counsellors, Community law clinic fortnightly, administer Meals on Wheels, community Christmas giving programme. For information on these ring the above number.

Citizens Advice Bureau – North Canterbury CAB

(Check the National website  to find the nearest bureau details) Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm. Offer free impartial & confidential guidance and support of information and referral by trained volunteers.

Citizens Advice Bureau Christchurch – West CAB

Hours of Operation: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Offer free confidential service, information and referral by trained volunteers. Free legal clinic Thursday from 6.15pm. Call to confirm on the day. Justice of the Peace Clinic: Monday and Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm. Call to confirm on the day. (10 minutes per person) For further information ring … Continued