New JP service desk opens in Frankton

Justices of the peace have set up a second service desk in Queenstown after being "absolutely inundated" with clients this year.

The service desk opened in the St Johns room in Douglas St, Frankton, on Wednesday, to cater for the boom in clients needing certified photocopies and declarations.

Kirsty Sharpe, of the Queenstown Justices of the Peace group, said one of the group's JPs had dealt with more than 270 clients so far this year.

"There is a big need for JP services from overseas people who are here on working visas and want to apply for residency."

The Justices of the Peace Association is a non-profit group which provides the service free.

JPs deal with the administration of documentation and justice in New Zealand.

The Frankton service desk is open every Wednesday from 12.30pm until 1.30pm.

The Queenstown service desk, located at the Citizens Advice Bureau, operates every Friday from 12.30pm until 1.30pm.


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