The Citizens Advice Bureau has launched a new website, making its database of national and local information available directly to people on the web. The new website was made possible due to support from multiple partners including a $5.5 million donation of software by Microsoft New Zealand – the largest amount donated by the company in New Zealand and one of its largest donations of software licences internationally.
Kerry Dalton, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Bureau NZ, says she expects the new database will change the information landscape around the country as people realise the wealth of information that the CAB is now making available online.
"We have a large number of organisations and services in our database, reflecting the detailed local knowledge of our 92 Bureaux throughout the country. We also have national services listed and information about how the law applies on a wide range of issues, based on what people come to the CAB about,” she says.
"We know that there are still people who don’t know about the CAB or don’t know that we can help them with any issue or question they have.
We really want to make sure that people know they can come to the CAB with anything and we will help them.”