Manukau Courier : February 8th 2011
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The Pasifika Edu- cation Plan Monitoring Report 2009 is the first public report measuring progress against the targets in the Plan. Karen Sewell says she is pleased with the prog- ress and highlighted the need to continue the good work. The results demon- strate the Ministry s commitment to being more responsive and effective in meeting the education aspirations of Pasifika people. There is still more work to do to reach all the targets identified by the Plan. The education system must work for Pasifika so they gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed for themselves, their com- munities, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific region and the world. . The Report is now available on the Ministry of Education s Education Counts website: www.education counts.govt.nz. Do you know your consumer rights? With retailers keen to win your spending money, you may be see- ing some terrific deals out there. But don t you hate it when the deal you were after is not in the store? What can you expect from a sale? The Fair Trading Act prohibits stores from misleading customers about their products through advertising on TV, radio, fliers, signs in the store, and anything you are told when you are in the store. The store can t adver- tise a cheap price on a product if they don t have enough of them. So they shouldn t have run out of a product when you arrive early on the first day of a sale. If the store has run out of the advertised product, ask if you can get a rain- check -- this means you can get the same item for the sale price when they get more stock in. You ve probably seen a lot of stores advertising up to 50% off . The store should have a reasonable number of items at half price, not just one or two. A sale advertised as 50% off everything should mean everything in the store is half price. A store shouldn t use fine print to try to qualify this. The advertised price and quality can t be dif- ferent to what you find in the store. Any other information they tell you about the product has to be true too, including how big it is, what functions the product can do, and where you can use it. If you ve got a flier or catalogue, you can take it to the store with you so you can com- pare what was advertised with what is available. If you think a trader has breached the Fair Trading Act then talk to them about it first. Point out the difference in quality or price to them, you may be able to get the item for a cheaper price. You can report a breach of the Fair Trading Act to the Com- merce Commission which enforces the Fair Trading Act. The Com- merce Commission can investigate and pros- ecute a trader who has breached the Act. Visit www.comcom.govt.nz for more information. You can also take a case to the Disputes Tri- bunal if you think a trader has breached the Fair Trading Act. For more information about your consumer rights visit www.consumeraf- fairs.govt.nz or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
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