Your local Community Law Centre can provide you with free initial legal advice.
Find your local Community Law Centre online: www.communitylaw.org.nz/our-law-centres
Ministry of Social Development – Work and Income (WINZ)
See Work and Income’s website for information on whether you qualify for a benefit and how to apply for them.
Phone: 0800 559 009
Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP)
AAAP is a free nationwide advocacy service for people dealing with Work and Income.
Helpful resources for beneficiaries: www.aaap.org.nz/resources
Beneficiaries Advocacy and Information Services (BAIS)
BAIS provides free advocacy and support for beneficiaries and low-income families in Auckland’s North Shore, Rodney and Hibiscus Coast districts.
Phone: 09 444 9543
Hutt Valley Benefit Education Service Trust (HV BEST)
The HV BEST provides information and support to beneficiaries in the Hutt Valley.
Phone: 04 529 8108
Beneficiaries & Unwaged Workers Trust (BUWT)
BUWT provides information, advice and support to people on low incomes in Nelson.
Phone: 03 548 8171
Beneficiary Advisory Service (BAS)
The BAS provides information and support to beneficiaries in Christchurch.
Phone: 0800 00 00 43
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CAB provides free, confidential and independent information and advice. See CAB’s website for valuable information on a range of topics.
Phone: 0800 367 222
Find your local CAB office: www.cab.org.nz/find-a-cab
Zero Data is a new digital support that allows anyone with a mobile device, phone or tablet to access essential Government information for free. No data is used.
What do I need do I need for it to work?
- The device is on.
- The device is connected to Spark, Skinny One NZ, 2Degrees, Slingshot or Orcon.
You can access information from the following agencies:
- Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora | Ministry of Social Development
- Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education
- Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs
- Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand
- Kāinga Ora | Homes & Communities
- Te Tāhū o te Ture | Ministry of Justice
- Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara | Accident Compensation Corporation