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 on Visa Applications and Processing of Visas in New Zealand

Staff from Community Patrol, Christchurch Employers Chamber of Commerce and Wilkinsons English will deliver a short overview of their new programmes.

Certificate of Attendance and light dinner will be provided

Date:   Sunday, 29 October 2017
Time:   1 pm to 3 pm
Venue:  Hagley Community College Café, 510 Hagley Avenue, Addington
Lunch will be provided.

Certificate of attendance will be given to the participants.

Register your interest by contacting Vivian Booth (022 655 3744 or email migrant.cabchch@gmail.com) or Delia Richards, Philippines Culture and Sport (021 064 1868 or email philculspt@gmail.com).

Previous Information Sessions
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

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