Workshops for new migrants 

If you’ve recently moved to New Zealand you probably have lots of questions about how things work. We run regular workshops 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.


Workshops

CAB New Plymouth will hold a free information session for newcomers on Kiwi Saver and Retirement Plans

Sonja Barrett, Registered Financial Adviser from Share will talk about the following topics:

  • How does Kiwi Saver work?
  • Who’s involved?
  • Kiwi Saver benefits
  • Providers and Schemes
  • Joining Kiwi Saver
  • Opting out of Kiwi Saver

Date:   Thursday, 19 October 2017
Time:   6.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Taranaki Community Law Meeting Room
            Level 1, Vero Building, 10 Devon Street East

Limited to 20 seats only

For RSVP:  Please email mctnz@xtra.co.nz by 13 October.

Light refreshments provided

This workshop is in collaboration with Migrants Connections and Citizens Advice Bureau.



Previous workshops
Insurance - 30 August 2017
This workshop covered:

  • Life insurance in New Zealand
  • Small business insurance in New Zealand
  • Health insurance in New Zealand
  • Mortgage protection insurance in New Zealand

Home Buying / Mortgages - 24 May 2017
This workshop covered:

  • Different ways that you can buy a property – by auction, tender or at an advertised price
  • Mortgages

Human Rights for Migrants and families - 12 April 2017
This workshop covered:

  • what human rights are
  • how human rights work
  • equality and freedom from discrimination
  • human rights legislation in New Zealand

Health System – 21 September 2016
Publicly funded healthcare – General Practice – Primary Health Organisations – General healthcare – Accident and Emergency – Elective services – Accident cover (ACC) – Well Child/Tamaki Ora services – Private Health Care

Consumer Rights in New Zealand – 31 August 2016
What it covers and does not cover – The guarantees –Putting it right

Housing in New Zealand – 18 May 2016
Tenancy agreements – Obligations of tenants and landlords – Bond and rent payments – What to do when things go wrong (Tenancy Tribunal) – Basic information about buying a house

Tangata Tiriti – Treaty People – 4 March 2016
Accurate information about the Treaty of Waitangi in plain English – How it relates to life in New Zealand

Employment Law for Employees – 7 October 2015
Minimum employment rights and obligations – How to solve problems at work

Legal education – 2 September 2015
Legal system – how it works in New Zealand – Care of Children Act – Court preparation – Minimum entitlements – Consumer guarantees – Credit contracts

Education System in New Zealand – NCEA & NZQA –– 10 June 2015
NCEA – National Qualification for Secondary school students – exams and portfolios – NCEA rules and procedures
NZQA – New Zealand Qualifications Authority – What they do, their responsibilities – New Zealand Qualifications Framework – International Qualifications Assessment

Health in New Zealand – 22 April 2015
Publicly funded healthcare – General Practice – Primary Health Organisations – General healthcare – Accident and Emergency – Elective services – Accident cover (ACC) – Well Child/Tamaki Ora services – Private Health Care

Working in a Multicultural Environment – 27 November 2014
Impact of cultural differences – Interaction style with people from other cultures

Workplace Bullying and Discrimination –22 October 2014
Discrimination in employment; prohibited grounds of discrimination and how to complain – Workplace bullying; what is it and what to do about it

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