Author: wclc

Tenancy & General

Posted on July 7, 2020

Tenancy & General

Posted on September 7, 2018

General Legal Advice

Posted on June 16, 2018

WINZ Benefits & General

Posted on June 16, 2018

Busking: The unwritten code

Posted on June 15, 2018

The thing about busking is you gotta know where to set up. Location is everything. Don’t bother wasting your time outside a bank, rich people are mean-as, won’t throw you a cent. ... Read more »

Fighting for Justice – Working at Community Law

Posted on June 15, 2018

In my 6 years working at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley (CLWHV), the lawyers I have worked with are anything but the vultures described in pop-culture jokes. They are consistently passionate about fighting injustice, driven to get the best for their clients and motivated to ensure everyone in our community understands their rights. ... Read more »

Spotlight on RILAS

Posted on May 16, 2016

Vulnerable migrants As highlighted by Seema’s story, we can provide some assistance to women who are experiencing family violence and whose visa status is dependent on their relationship with their partners. The visa options available to people in these situations depend on the immigration status of their partners: people who leave a violent relationship with

Tenancy conditions and how CLWHV can help

Posted on September 3, 2015

In recent news there have been calls for all rental properties to meet a set of minimum standards. This was highlighted because of a coroner’s finding that the poor condition of a state house had attributed to a toddler’s illness and subsequent death. Moe mai rā e te puawai purotu. In April this year, the

When horseplay becomes forced play

Posted on August 6, 2015

Stop bullying happening at work What has become known as “ponytail-gate” roused two general categories of opinion: the first group considered the incident as one of innocent banter, while the second group viewed it as an serious case of workplace harassment. It stimulated a high level of discussion over what ultimately constitutes workplace bullying or harassment,

Unsafe relationships

Posted on August 6, 2015

According to Are You OK, more than half of all reported violent crime in New Zealand is family violence. 75% of serious assaults, 45% of abductions, kidnappings, and threatening behaviour, and 33% of sexual assaults fall into the category of family violence. In 2013, police recorded 95,101 family violence investigations, and it is estimated that

Renting? It’s more than just a flat

Posted on August 6, 2015

Make sure your landlord respects your rights Recent deaths of state housing tenants have resulted in anger and uproar about poor conditions of rental housing in New Zealand. This has exacerbated the policy debate about how strictly New Zealand’s rental market should be regulated to ensure that houses are safe enough to inhabit has been

International Child Abduction

Posted on August 6, 2015

How the headlines happen Caring for children after a separation is complicated enough. Add international travel into the mix and things can get really messy, really quickly. At least 120 Kiwi children get caught up in international custody disputes each year. In many cases, the parent, who is often from overseas, does not initially intend to

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