Hot Seats

Do you have knowledge to share with our community? Contact us by email for more information about becoming a Hot Seat expert.

Library users receive free information about a wide range of topics that are presented by community groups and local experts in their fields. This includes, among others, advice on social services and Justices of the Peace.

Community Law

Legal information and advice on how to access free legal services.

Central Library, every Monday, 2 – 3pm, in the Central Library.


Advice on tracing your family history, and the resources available for your ongoing research.

Central Library, second Monday of the month, 10am – 12pm

Housing New Zealand

Get Information and have your questions and concerns heard.

Central Library, fortnightly on Wednesdays, 2.30 – 3.30pm

Justice of the Peace

JPs available to witness signatures, complete insurance applications and more.

Central Library | Thursdays | 11.30am - 1.30pm

Mayor’s Clinic

Come and have an informal chat with Wayne Guppy.

Central Library, times and Dates Vary. View upcoming clinics on our Calendar

Public Trust

Estate planning and asset protection advice.

Central Library, third Wednesday of the month, 11am–12pm