Community Law clients in Afghanistan who met the criteria for residency in New Zealand can escape to safety if the New Zealand Government completes the processing of their residence visa applications says Community Law Centres O Aotearoa CEO, Sue Moroney. “Some Community…

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MEDIA RELEASE: August 18, 2021 The Government must evacuate a wider group of those stranded in Afghanistan with connections to New Zealand to save lives, says Community Law Centres O Aotearoa (CLCA). Community Law Centres have more than 25 clients, whose families…

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MEDIA RELEASE: December 21, 2020 Community Law Centres O Aotearoa (CLCA) is calling on Government agencies to ensure emergency housing providers meet basic standards as competing pressures mount over the Summer holidays. “Handing over millions of dollars of taxpayer funding to private…

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MEDIA RELEASE: August 5, 2020, Community Law Centres welcome the additional Government funding announced to help address increased demand for free legal services due to COVID-19. Minister of Justice Andrew Little today announced an additional $3.47m over three years for Community Law Centres…

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A new package to help foreign nationals stuck in New Zealand due to Covid-19 is inadequate and needs to be supplemented with the emergency benefit, say Community Law Centres O Aotearoa (CLCA) and the Human Rights Commission (HRC). The assistance programme began…

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MEDIA RELEASE March 4, 2020 Chatbot to help workers released Community Law Centres o Aotearoa in partnership with Citizen AI has this week released a new chatbot for people having problems at work. Workbot provides information about your rights and responsibilities as…

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PRESS RELEASE The New Zealand Parliament will be petitioned to take a strong position on Australia’s severe immigration detention, deportation and citizenship impediments for New Zealanders when Australia appears before the United Nations in 2020. Community Law and the Human Rights Commission…

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