Citizens Advice Bureau Dunedin is setting up an outreach
service in Mosgiel.
A weekly clinic will be held at the Mosgiel Library every
Wednesday from 11.30am to 1.30pm, starting on March 19.
The Otago Justice of the Peace Association will hold a weekly
clinic at the same time.
Citizens Advice Bureau manager Ngaire Duke, of Dunedin, said
the services worked well together, as there was growing
demand for JPs to sign documents.
Mrs Duke, who is also a JP, said people preferred to visit
public places, rather than private homes, for
The bureau had not had a Mosgiel outreach service previously,
but it made sense with a growing population.
Many residents were elderly, and the weekly service could
save them a trip to Dunedin.
A high number of Mosgiel residents lived in flat complexes,
thus there could be more disputes over driveways.
Other assistance commonly sought by elderly people included
rates relief forms, passport applications, electricity
company queries, and questions about how to join special
The service launch coincides with Citizens Advice Bureau
awareness week, starting on March 17.