Te Whare Roimata

. Hours are Monday-Friday 9.00 am-3.00pm. Te Whare Roimata is a grass roots community development organisation working with the inner city people of the eastern community. We provide a range of programmes. Non profit making. You are warmly invited to visit, have a cuppa and take part in programmes of interest to you. Programmes are … Continued

Te Kakakura Trust – Kaiawhina-a-rohe

Kakakura Health Services provides Kaupapa Maori Mental Health Services for people who experience mental illness. Kakakura Health Services uses Tikaka Maori (Maori beliefs, values and practices) and its own Momo Takata Ora model (Maori Health Model) that focuses on the whole wellbeing of the whanau, including toiora (spiritual), hauora (mental), waiora (emotional) and mauri-ora (physical) … Continued

Older Persons Refugee and Migrant Health Group

A sub group of Eldercare Canterbury. The community working together to integrate & improve health services for the well being of Canterbury’s older people. Contact Kirsten for meeting dates & times.

Rewi Alley Chinese School Trust

The School Trust offers Chinese language classes & cultural activities to assist new migrants to settle into Christchurch & maintain their cultural heritage. It runs language & culture classes mainly on Saturdays, and some evenings during the week, catering for pre-schoolers to senior citizens, beginners to advanced. Chinese classes for Adults in different levels are … Continued

Womens Swimming Programme ( Ethnic groups )

Swimming for girls, women and under 5 year olds. Private swimming area. $2 per person $1 school age, under 5 free. During school terms – Saturday 3pm to 4 pm at Aqua Gym, 459 Cashel St, Christchurch. Run by Christchurch Resettlement Services.

Olderwomens Cultural Exercise group

Exercises for women aged 50+ from refugee or migrant backgrounds. Run by Christchurch Resettlement Services. FREE. Held Tuesdays 11am till 11:55am  and Thursdays 10:45am till 11:30am at YMCA  12 Hereford Street Street. (Christchurch Resettlement Services address is Level 1 283 Lincoln Road Addington 8024)

Shakti Ethnic Womens Support

Shakti is a specialist provider of culturally competent support services for women, children and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. Our goal is to facilitate an empowering environment for ethnic women and children so that they live a life free from fear and violence and are able to exercise their rights, choices and … Continued

English Language Partners

A community based organisation helping refugees and migrants to learn English and to start their new life in New Zealand.( One to one tutoring & classes ) Language sessions are tailored to the learner’s needs and goals. Home tutoring includes practical tasks such as working towards a driver’s licence or making appointments. Tutors are encouraged … Continued

Friendly Support Network

The Friendly Support Network is an organisation run by voluntary workers who are trained to give help and support in situations of need or stress to people of mainly Dutch descent. The help or support is generally of a moral rather than financial nature. We are a charitable organisation.

Immigration NZ (Ministry of Business Employment and Innovation)

All queries regarding immigration issues or applications currently in progress should be directed to the Immigration Contact Centre.  Please call 0508 55 88 55 from within New Zealand, or 0064 9 914 4100 from outside of New Zealand. The Immigration Contact Centre is available from 6.00am Monday to midnight on Saturday. If you need personalised … Continued

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