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 Pakuranga/Eastern Manukau will hold a free information sessions for newcomers on Understanding Taxation in New Zealand.

This session will cover:

  • Income tax
  • IRD number
  • Obligations and Entitlements
  • Working for families tax credits
  • Paid parental leave
  • Child support
  • Student loan
  • Kiwisaver

Facilitated by Sudhir Sagar, Inland Revenue Department

Date:    Friday 3 August 2018
Time:   10am to 2.30pm 
Venue: Howick Local Board Meeting Room, 
             Pakuranga Library Building, 
             7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga

Light lunch provided.
 
Limited seats and registration is necessary.

Please confirm your place by phoning or texting Vani at 021 459520 or email at settlement.pakuranga@cab.org.nz 
 
 
Previous Information Sessions
Introduction to Starting a New Business - 21 May 2018
This session covered:

  • income tax
  • tax rates
  • business structures
  • business expenses
  • employing staff

Triple P Parenting Workshop in Mandarin - 1, 8, 15 and 22 May 2018

Career Counselling.
Part 1: First steps to job search - writing a CV and cover letter - 19 March 2018
Part 2: Attending interviews - learn interview techniques - 26 March 2018 

Starting a New Business
- 14 November 2017
This session covered:

  • income tax
  • tax rates
  • business structures
  • business expenses
  • employing staff

Triple P Parenting Workshop (in Chinese) - 2, 9, 16 and 30 October 2017

Navigating the New Zealand Health System - 16 October  2017
This session covered:

  • understanding the NZ health system
  • services you are eligible for and what to expect
  • a question and answer session

Immigration - 5 September 2017
This session covered:

  • the Work Visa
  • the Work to Residency Visa
  • Partnership Residency
  • Skilled Migrant Residency
  • the PPI Letter and more

Career Counselling - 5 August 2017
This session covered:

  • CV writing
  • cover letters
  • interview preparation skills
  • job search tools
  • what NZ employers are looking for

Drivers Licence System in New Zealand - 21 June 2017
This session covered:

  • Know the driver licence system in New Zealand
  • How to get your learners licence
  • Restricted licence and Full licence
  • Conversion of overseas licence

Starting a new business in New Zealand - 16 May 2017
This session covered:

  • income tax
  • myIR (online service)
  • business structures and tax rates
  • provisional tax
  • business expenses
  • keeping records
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • employing staff

Healthy Living and Mindfulness Awareness - 12 April 2017
This session covered:

  • mindful breathing
  • benefits of mindfulness
  • healthy lifestyle

Employment - 20th and 24th March 2017
These two sessions covered:

  • understanding the NZ business and employment environment
  • discovering what NZ employers are looking for
  • improving the quality of your personal brand
  • CV's and cover letters
  • job search options – tap into the hidden job market
  • interview preparation skills

Dealing with difficult situations - 8th and 15th of November 2016

  • recognising an unhealthy relationship
  • dealing with anger and abuse
  • domestic violence

Navigating New Zealand’s Health System - 10 October 2016
The session covered:

  • understanding the New Zealand Health System
  • what services you are eligible for and what to expect

Know your Digital Device Better - 20 September 2016

Triple P: Positive Parenting Programme -  held in Chinese and in English
Topics of discussion:

  • Dealing with disobedience (unwillingness to do homework, house chores, playing games endlessly…)
  • Managing fighting and aggression (shouting, screaming, pushing, biting, teasing….)
  • Establishing good bed-time (inability to sleep independently, sleeping late…)
  • Hassle free shopping with children (wandering around in the shop, running…)

Employment - 18 June and 2 July 2016
This session covered:

  • CV writing
  • the importance of a cover letter
  • interview techniques,
  • marketing yourself effectively
  • boosting yourself-confidence

Financial Literacy for New Migrants - 2 April 2016 
This session covered:

  • banking
  • investment and savings
  • KiwiSaver
  • insurance
  • budgeting / saving money
  • family banking
  • credit cards and much more

Positive Parenting Programme - 4 March 2016, 11 March 2016, 18 March 2016, 25 March 2016
Topics of discussion:

  • Dealing with disobedience (Unwilling to do homework, house chores, playing games endlessly…)
  • Managing fighting and aggression (Shouting, screaming, pushing, biting, teasing….)
  • Establishing good bed-time (Unable to sleep independently, sleeping late…)
  • Hassle free shopping with children (Wandering around in the shop, running…)

Water Safety - 23 September 2015
Topics Included:

  • Beach safety
  • Boat safety
  • Rock fishing safety
  • Using lifejackets
  • Rescuing someone in danger
  • Getting help
  • Keeping yourself safe at sea

Starting up a New Zealand Business Enterprise - In Mandarin
Topics included:
• Tax return preparation - myIR
• Income tax
• Business structure and tax rates
• Provisional tax
• Business expenses
• Keeping records
• Goods and Services Tax
• Employing staff

Job Searching
7 May 2015

Starting up a New Zealand Business Enterprise

12 March 2015,

Starting up your own business
12 February 2015

  • Search the CAB Community Directory.
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  • Free help in your language
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