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 Immigration.

The session will cover the following topics:

  • New Zealand has a ‘universal’ visa system
  • sponsorship obligations / parents and family
  • classes of visas
  • minimum requirements
  • deportation
  • interim visas
  • temporary visas
  • Expressions of Interest – residency / permanent residency
  • immigration advisors and the complaints process

Facilitator: Monika Warszawska
 
Date:    Saturday, 26 May 2018
Time:   10.30am to 12pm
Venue: Citizens Advice Bureau Meeting Room, 
             Community House (beside YMCA), 
             Leach Road, New Plymouth

Limited to 30 seats only

To RSVP:  Please email mctnz@xtra.co.nz or newplymouth@cab.org.nz or call  06 7591492 extension 8 - by 22 May 2018

Light refreshments provided

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


Previous workshops
Tiriti – Treaty People - 23 March 2018
Tangata Tiriti – Treaty People was an interactive discussion and activity-based workshop for migrants about the Treaty of Waitangi and New Zealand history.

Kiwi Saver and Retirement Plans - 19 October 2017
This session covered:

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

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

  • 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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