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 Hamilton will hold a free information session for migrants on Parenting in New Zealand.

This session will cover:
  • building a healthy child and parent relationship
  • how to have effective communication in the family
  • how to deal with difficult behaviour

Facilitator: Ray Stevens of Life Community Services and Early Childcare
Date:     Wednesday 5 December 2018
Time:    6pm to 8.30pm
Venue:  Settlement Centre Waikato, 46G Boundary Road, Claudelands, Hamilton
Light refreshments provided.
Please confirm your place by Monday, 3 December by phoning the CAB Office on 07 839 0808 or emailing hamilton@cab.org.nz - or just come along.

Previous Information Sessions
Tenancy law - 11 September 2018
This session covered:

  • tenancy agreements
  • rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords
  • ending a tenancy
  • the Tenancy Tribunal

Health and Well-being - 27 June 2018
This session covered:

  • How the public health system works in New Zealand?
  • Healthcare for children and elderly people
  • Immunisation

Employment Rights - 21 March 2018
This session covered: 

  • rights and obligations
  • minimum entitlements
  • what to do if things go wrong

Holidaying in Hamilton - 6 December 2017
This session covered:

  • suitable walks in our native bush near Hamilton
  • learning about our native plants and birds
  • planning a day trip in the outdoors
  • what to take and how to keep yourself safe
  • water safety at beaches, lakes and rivers
  • gardening tips, equipment, resources and community gardens

Keeping Yourself Safe in Aotearoa - 25 October 2017
This session covered:

  • Keeping safe - domestic and family violence, family / whanau relationships
  • Cultural practices - what is acceptable and what is not, punishing children
  • Protection of property - your home and vehicle
  • Neighbourhood support groups - what they are and what do they do
  • Keeping safe outdoors
  • Road safety - what’s different about driving in New Zealand, which driver’s licences are valid in New Zealand, driving and safety, child restraints
  • Emergency services - 111 call - Fire, Ambulance, Civil Defence and The NZ Police

Health and Wellbeing - 28 June 2017
This session covered:

  • patient rights
  • GPs, pharmacies, specialist referrals and midwives
  • immunisations
  • mental health
  • services available for pre-school children and older persons
  • Waikato Hospital services and ambulance service

Tenancy Law - 29 March 2017
This session covered:

  • the relationship between landlord and tenant under the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act
  • recent changes to tenancy law
  • the rights and obligations of landlord and tenant
  • options and remedies when the landlord-tenant relationship goes wrong

New Zealand Tax and Welfare System - 28 September 2016
The session covered:

  • financial support for families
  • filing tax returns
  • calculating tax
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • eligibility for benefits
  • Community Service Card

Budgeting and Banking Services - 27 July 2016
This session covered:

  • what a budget is and why we need a budget
  • how to make your money last. 
  • how to plan a budget.
  • prioritising income and savings
  • Smart Banking: bank accounts, loans, overdrafts and insurance

Education in New Zealand - 25 May 2016 
The session covered:

  • overall education system in New Zealand
  • how best to enter into the system
  • over stayers
  • fees
  • sports
  • support services
  • NCEA
  • tertiary studies
  • international students – what happens when they finish their studies
  • volunteer work

Getting Started on Your Job Search in New Zealand - 29 March 2016
This covered:

  • Work experience
  • Volunteer Work
  • Job related skills
  • Preparing for interview

Successful Job Seeking - 11 September 2015 
This covered:

  • How networking works in New Zealand
  • The hidden job market
  • English for workplace conversations

Employment in New Zealand - 22 July 2015
Topics included:

  • Types of employment
  • Employment agreements
  • Personal grievances
  • Termination, mediation
  • Employment Relations Authority
  • Labour inspectors

Getting Started on Your Job Search in New Zealand
17 June 2015

Introduction to Immigration Law
23 April 2015

24 March 2015

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