New Migrants


* New Zealand Ethnic Communities


* Guide for Migrants
Useful information for migrants and newcomers - has all the key information you need to help you get settled, from transport to banking, and tax to medical care.
* Christchurch Libraries for New Settlers
An introduction to library services for new settlers to Christchurch.
* Ethnic groups in Christchurch Christchurch
* AEN - Aotearoa Ethnic Network
* AEN Journal
* Apply and Settle
Information from Immigration New Zealand for people wanting to visit, work, study or settle permanently here.
Joint research project to "identify how New Zealand can better prepare for, and respond to, these demographic changes in order for the country to maximise the benefits associated with an increasingly diverse population."
* Directory on cultural diversity
The New Zealand Directory on Cultural Diversity, published by the Centre for Citizenship Education (CCE) is a partnership project with the Diversity Action Programme. This brings information on government departments, crown entities, state owned enterprises, information and services and help with rights and the law alongside content focused on helping culturally diverse New Zealanders and host society agencies work with each other.
* English Language Partners New Zealand
This organisation trains and matches volunteers to help new settlers with English and settlement. They have hundreds of volunteers working for the scheme.
(was called ESOL Home Tutors).
* ESL news
The aim of this site is to help people to understand spoken English by presenting items at a slower speed and by giving a written text for support also to give some background to New Zealand culture
* Life in New Zealand : Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
This report details the findings from the 2007 Settlement Experience Feedback Survey (SEFS) of migrants who took up residence in New Zealand through the Skilled/Business Stream from January 2006 to June 2006.
* Living in New Zealand
A guide for new migrants. You'll find information and useful contacts for many aspects of New Zealand life.
* New Kiwis
Aims to link the skills of migrants to job vacancies. Provides an information centre for new migrants. An employment project by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and funded by the New Zealand Immigration Service.
* New Zealand Citizenship Office
Official government agency which handles applications for New Zealand citizenship and other citizenship matters.Office in Christchurch.
* New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils
Established in 1989 and acts as an umbrella organization for the ethnic communities of new Zealand. The primary role is to advocate,lobby, support and share information among the Regional Councils
* New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS)
* The Office of Ethnic Affairs Te Tari Matawaka
Provides a referral and information service for ethnic communities and policy advice to government.
* Office of Ethnic Affairs Community Directory
Directory of groups that work with ethnic communities
* Settlement Support Welcome to Christchurch
This is a "one stop shop" that aims to support the information needs of new settlers to Christchurch especially around the topics of Health, Housing, Employment and Education. Funded by DoL to improve information access for new settlers
* Studying in New Zealand
Information from the Immigration Service