scoop.co.nz 17 Mar, 2021 05:00 am

Citizen’s Advice Bureau opens Porirua East service

Citizen’s Advice Bureau opens Porirua East service
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) has launched an eastern Porirua service to make it easier for residents in Cannons Creek and Waitangirua to use their services.

Scoop i Regional Citizen’s Advice Bureau opens Porirua East service The Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) has launched an eastern Porirua service to make it easier for residents in Cannons Creek and Waitangirua to use their services."This is great news for eastern Porirua as the CAB’s free service is often a lifeline for people who need advice on their rights and obligations, especially when they are in a sticky situation and don’t know who to turn to," says Porirua Mayor Anita Baker.The major driver for opening an eastern Porirua CAB service is that access to transport is a roadblock for many of the residents.Eastern Porirua has low levels of car ownership (19 per cent of households are without a car) and the cost of transport can create a barrier to accessing CAB’s services that are available in the Porirua CBD.

She is also calling on locals to get in touch and volunteer at the eastern Porirua CAB office."The CAB location at 219 Bedford Street will be convenient for our residents in Cannons Creek and Waitangirua.

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