Manukau Courier : Manukau Courier November 2
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If you want help prep- aring for the hearing you can go to a Citizens Advice Bureau or a com- munity law centre. You can ask staff at the District Court about the Disputes Tribunal process. You can also get advice from a lawyer. For more information about the Disputes Tribunal visit www. justice.govt.nz/tribunals/ disputes-tribunal. Plunket in partnership with Dettol Plunket and Dettol have officially teamed up. As well as providing financial support for Plunket, Dettol has com- mitted to provide practi- cal support such as it did by providing Dettol prod- uct to Plunket staff after the Canterbury earth- quake last month. Through the new relationship Dettol is now a Pick Me Help Plunket partner, mean- ing Dettol products with a Plunket Pick Me logo will allow consumers to know that by buying those products they will also be helping donate to Plunket. 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