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 Nelson will hold a free information session for newcomers on Immigration Matters.

The topics will include:

  • immigration issues for newcomers
  • personal stories from migrants and newcomers

Date:  Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Time 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Nelson Public Library Activities Room, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson

Refreshments provided.

For more information call Hilary Clifton at CAB Nelson Tasman on 03 548 2117 or email coordinator.nelsontasman@cab.org.nz or just come along.

Previous Information Sessions

Cultural Awareness and Connecting with Iwi - 6 September 2017
The topics covered:

  • developing awareness of local Iwi and their journeys to Nelson / Whakatu
  • developing understanding of Nelson / Whakatu earliest settlers
  • increasing knowledge of the Nelson Provincial Museum’s collection relating to early Nelson/Whakatu and New Zealand
  • Personal stories from migrants and newcomers

Employment Matters - 3 August 2017
The topics included:

  • self-employment and setting up small businesses in New Zealand
  • immigration issues relating to self-employment and small businesses
  • tax obligations
  • personal stories from migrants and newcomers

“Whakatu Marae Experience” - 6 April 2017
Citizens Advice Bureau Nelson Tasman, in association with Migrant Connect and Whakatu Marae, hosted an event for those interested in becoming more knowledgeable about our local community and New Zealand culture and history. Whakatu Marae personnel welcomed our group and explained their history, their relationship with the Nelson community and how their marae links to other marae across New Zealand.

The New Zealand Education System - 15 November 2016
This session covered:

  • understanding the NZ education system and talking to schools
  • what to expect in NZ schools (including differences)
  • the NZ Curriculum
  • intermediate, secondary and tertiary options
  • entitlements to student allowances and student loans

Let’s talk about Education - 27 September 2016
This session covered:

  • schooling and schools
  • adult and community education
  • home schooling
  • general advice

English language and migrant participation in the community - 29 June 2016

Health and Wellbeing in New Zealand - 23 March 2016

The New Zealand Tax System -  24 November 2015
This workshop covered:

  • the basic income tax rules of New Zealand
  • KiwiSaver
  • superannuation

New Zealand Tax System, Kiwisaver and Superannuation
15 September 2015

New Zealand Health System
29 April 2015

Free Employment Info Evening in Motueka
27 March 2015


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