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Service Desks – All the Go

Ric Carlyon - Sunday, October 11, 2015

Popularity of Service Desks as a means of dispensing Justice of the Peace services is rapidly becoming apparent, and not just in Auckland. 

Other Associations who have trialed them as an experiment have also met with success, with usually higher than expected uptake.

Te Aroha, in Waikato Association’s territory is the latest.

Ten Justices of the Peace are now rostered for a session each Wednesday, 11am - 1pm, at the local CAB.

“Some Justices prefer to make their service available at a public desk rather than in their own homes”, says Te Aroha- Morrinsville Branch President, Eric Russell, echoing one of the reasons Auckland Association attributes to the success of its 52 Service Desks situated across Super City. 

One, Sylvia Park, which also operates in a CAB, recently extended its services to Saturday mornings. Jenny Hunt expects it to be just as busy as weekdays, if not more so, once the Saturday opening becomes known.

And Northland Association's Registrar, Sue Farrant, is quoted in the Northern Advocate saying Justices of the Peace signed more than 1,200 documents last month at the Service Desk in Whangarei Courthouse, in addition to services provided at Whangarei Central Library on Saturday mornings.   
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