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 Rotorua will hold a free information session for newcomers on Inland Revenue and You

This session will include:

  • an introduction to income tax, obligations and entitlements
  • why do I pay tax?
  • how much do I pay?
  • New Zealand tax residency
  • Working for Families
  • Child Support
  • paid parental leave
  • student loans
  • Kiwisaver

Date:     Friday 17 August 2018
Time:    12pm to 1pm   
Venue:  Community Meeting Room, 
              Ground floor, Rotorua Public Library, 
              1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua.
Refreshments will be served.

Registrations are essential. If you wish to attend please email Jane rotorua@cab.org.nz or call 07 348 3936 before Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

Previous Information Sessions
Getting Started on your Job Search in New Zealand - 5 June 2018
This session included the following topics:

  • Networking and the hidden job market
  • Use of social media and LinkedIn
  • New Zealand-style CV and interview techniques
  • Settling into the New Zealand workplace

Buying a Used Car - 28 March 2018
This session included:

  • what you should know before you buy a used car;
  • buying from a trader or from a private seller;
  • checking for wear and tear;
  • faulty or defective vehicles;
  • checking for money owed by previous owners;
  • disputes and how to resolve them.

The Treaty of Waitangi in your Workplace - 10 October 2017

Your Rights as a Residential Tenant - 13 September, 2017
This information session covered:

  • Tenancy agreements
  • Bonds
  • Giving notice
  • Problems with your landlord

Navigating The New Zealand Health System - 21 June, 2017
This information session covered:

  • how to enrol with a GP, midwife or dentist
  • obtaining prescription medications
  • what to do in a medical emergency
  • going to hospital
  • finding health support groups

Know Your Employment Rights - 20 March, 2017
This information session covered:

  • what should be in your employment contract
  • your basic employment rights
  • what to do if you have problems at work

Driving in New Zealand - 17 August 2016
This session covered:

  • safe speeds
  • driving on the open road
  • young drivers
  • impaired drivers
  • distracted and fatigued drivers
  • restraints
  • Personal safety on the road

Fire!! Keeping Safe in the Home -  29 June 2016
This session covered:

  • find out how to keep fire safe in your Kiwi home
  • hear about using smoke detectors
  • watch a demonstration of a kitchen fire
  • hear about making contact with 111
  • and more.

Be Prepared for an Emergency - 10 May 2016
This session covered:

  • What is civil defence and what do they do? 
  • Know your local hazards
  • How to plan for and prepare for a disaster?

Keeping Safe around Water - an introduction to being safe while having fun in the water.
13 February 2016

An Introduction to the NZ Health System
9 November 2015
Topics included:
- how to find a GP
- how to get a midwife
- screening programmes
- immunisation
- health entitlements
- where to find information on health issues

Basic Employment Rights
16 September 2015
Topics will included:
- Essential clauses for an employment contract
- Steps to resolve the problems at work

Free Tax Seminar
29 June 2015
The seminar covered:
-  income Tax
-  student Loans
-  Kiwi saver
-  Working for Families tax credit
-  child support

Getting started on your job search in New Zealand
29th April 2015
Topics included:
 -    Networking and finding NZ referees
 -    CV's and covering letter basics for New Zealand employers
 -    Getting started on LinkedIn

Thinking of buying a used car?
23 February 2015

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