Looking for advice on a particular topic?
Please read the questions listed below and follow through to related websites for more information and answers to those questions and more.
My visa is taking a long time to be processed, what can I do?
How can I bring a member of my family to New Zealand.
» Visit www.immigration.govt.nz
Education & schooling issues
Can I work and still go to school?
What are the rules surrounding home schooling?
» Visit www.minedu.govt.nz
Accident Compensation Corporation issues
I’ve had an accident and can’t work, what can I do?
I had an injury on holiday overseas, what can I do?
» Visit www.acc.co.nz
WINZ have cut off my payment, what can I do?
What parental tax credits am I due, how can I find out?
» Visit www.workandincome.govt.nz
Where do I go for free legal advice?
Community Law Marlborough
Tel : (03) 577 9919
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Christchurch Community Law
Tel : (03) 366 6870
Web : www.cantlaw.org.nz
Offers free legal information and advice.
I need to report a crime, where do I go?
How do I pay an infringement fee?
» Visit www.police.govt.nz
OR in an Emergency: Telephone 111 and ask for the Police.
OR telephone :
Blenheim Police : (03) 578 5279
Kaikōura Police: (03) 319 5038
Amberley Police : (03) 314 8808
(smaller stations not listed).
How do I follow up on a resource consent that has been delayed?
How do I make a complaint about a road or footpath?
Marlborough District Council : (03) 520 7400
Email : email@example.com
Web : www.marlborough.govt.nz
Kaikōura District Council : (03) 319-5026
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.kaikoura.govt.nz
Hurunui District Council : 03-314-8816
Email : email@example.com
Web : www.hurunui.govt.nz
Citizens Advice Bureau
I need some general advice about a situation, where do I go?
» Visit www.cab.org.nz
Trained volunteers can assist you with advice on any issue.
If your question hasn’t been answered or you have any other issues or problems, please feel free to contact my electorate offices in Blenheim or North Canterbury for further advice on who to talk to or to make an appointment.
P.O. Box 130, The Forum, Market Street, Blenheim
Tel : (03) 579 3204
Free phone : 0800 COLIN MP (265 466)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours : Mon - Fri, 10am - 3pm
96 D Carter’s Road, Amberley (next to Sally Mac’s).
Tel : (03) 314 8637
Email : Amberley.EO@parliament.govt.nz
Hours : Mon, Wed and Fri, 10am - 1pm