Our services are targeted to meet the information needs of newcomers to New Zealand. This includes pre-arrival enquiries; persons with: Permanent residence, temporary permits, visitors, international students and returning New Zealand residents.
We also assist employers who have queries about settling of their migrant staff and service providers to plan and respond to the needs of newcomers.
Information and referral service
For newcomers to access free information and referral to services that meet their settlement needs by phone, fax, email or face-to-face contacts.
Orientation and Information Workshops/Seminars/Forums
A continuing provision of settlement information guided by the needs of newcomers. Check out workhsops and events in the homepage.
Information and Collaboration Workshops/Seminars/Meetings
Are arranged for information-sharing and increasing collaboration to best meet the needs of newcomers to the region. The local Settlement Support Co-ordinator endeavours to deliver a continuum of arising needs or situations according to the accumulated findings within the region to stakeholders within our locality.
Are presented with updates, reports & features in a bi-monthly newsletter. Fliers are also dispatched to organisations, companies and individuals with details of upcoming information or orientation workshops/seminars/forums/meetings as they arise. This is the benefit of the networking resource.
Access to Interpreting and Multilingual Information Services
There are professionally trained interpreters registered with local ‘official’ interpreting services such as specialist areas of health, court work, and police work. The settlement co-ordinator can also link you to free phone-based information services in other languages.
Link to Cultural Groups
The Settlement Support co-ordinator can put you in touch with other people who speak the same language, or who are from the same country. Clubs are a good way to meet people with similar interests and hobbies. Community and support groups are available for people concerned with a range of issues and are a good for social contact with others originally from outside of New Zealand. If you are interested in finding out more about living and working in the Waikato, please email or phone the Settlement Support Co-ordinator.
If you are interested in finding out more about living and working in Hamilton/Waikato, please contact us here or phone the Settlement Support Co-ordinator.
Phone: 07 853 0468