Migrant Information Sessions 

If you’ve recently moved to New Zealand you probably have lots of questions about how things work. We run regular information sessions aimed at new migrants in our area, all migrants are welcome!

You can also call or come into the bureau if you want any information or assistance. You can also find more information for migrants elsewhere on our website.

Information Sessions

CAB Christchurch will hold a free information session for newcomers on Immigration matters

The information session will be presented by Immigration New Zealand, followed by questions and answers.

Date:   Sunday, 15 April 2018
Time:   1pm to 3pm    
Venue:  Canterbury Trade Union Centre, 68 Langdons Road, Papanui.

Parking and entrance around the back of the building.

Light lunch provided

Register your interest by contacting Sally on 022 655 3744 or by email migrant.cabchch@gmail.com.

CAB Christchurch will hold a free information session for newcomers on Policing and road rules

This session will include:

  • Road rules
  • Understanding New Zealand Police
  • Basic law and regulations
  • Family violence
  • Personal and property safety

Followed by Questions and Answers

Date:   Sunday, 22 April 2018
Time:   1pm to 3pm    
Venue:  Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street

Off-street parking available on Tuam Street.

Light lunch provided

Register your interest by contacting Sally at 022 655 3744 or email at migrant.cabchch@gmail.com

Previous Information Sessions
Healthy Living - 14 March 2018

Visa Applications and Processing of Visas in New Zealand - 29 October 2017

Pacific Immigration and Settlement - 1 August 2017

Health and Wellbeing - 18 May 2017

Immigration and Workers Rights - 6 May 2017 

Emergency Preparedness - 29 January 2017
This session covered:

  • What are the main risks in Christchurch and Canterbury?
  • What can you do to prepare for these risks?
  • What equipment should you have in an emergency kit?
  • And more

Law and Order - 18 September 2016
This session covered:

  • road rules
  • drink driving
  • speeding
  • cycling

Settling into New Zealand - 18th October 2015

Worker Rights and Responsibilities - 18th October 2015

Previous Workshops

15 April 2015  

School organisation - Uniforms and stationery - Donations and other costs - Talking to teachers - Extra help for your child

29 April 2015  

Healthcare in New Zealand
Preventative health model - Role of your doctor - Role of the hospital - Dentists and specialists - ACC

6 May 2015  

Our New Zealand
Tangata whenua - Treaty of Waitangi - Migrants and refugees - Human Rights 

13 May 2015  

Getting ready for work
Minimum worker rights - Employment contracts - Volunteering 

20 May 2015  

Police and Law
Role of Police - Role of lawyers - Your rights - Going to Court 

27 May 2015 

Consumer and Finance
Consumer Guarantees Act - Insurance - Borrowing money

3 June 2015  

Housing and Tenancy
Legal protections - Renting and Flatting - Rental agreements - Dealing with problems 

10 June 2015

Government structure - Elections and census - Council services and bylaws - Community organisations

  • Search the CAB Community Directory.
  • Call CAB: 0800 367 222.
  • Free help for Migrants
  • Free help in your language
  • Become a CAB volunteer
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