Refugee and migrant networks
The organisations listed below provide links to some refugee and migrant communities. However, not all refugee or migrant communities are part of formal organisational structures.
To find a community association or group from a specific ethnicity or nationality, the most comprehensive source of information is the Office of Ethnic Affairs community directory.
Auckland Refugee Community Coalition
This Coalition advocates for refugee community voices and promotes sustainable integrated refugee resettlement programmes.
|Address||PO Box 27157, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1440|
Auckland Region Migrant Services (ARMS)
This trust supports migrants and refugees to settle successfully in the Auckland region. Offices are located in Manukau, North Shore and Three Kings.
|Address||PO Box 27367, Mt. Roskill, Auckland 1440|
ChangeMakers Refugee Forum (Wellington)
An agency supporting refugee communities to participate fully in society, help others work successfully with those from a refugee background, and advocate for concerns of refugees.
|Address||PO Box 9186, Marion Square, Wellington 6141|
|Phone||04 801 5812|
|Fax||04 384 6292|
Christchurch Refugee and Migrant Centre
The Centre provides advice and referral for refugee and migrants. Referring clients to the right organisation, depending on their circumstances.
|Address||201 Peterborough Street, Christchurch, 8013|
|Phone||03 372 9310|
|Fax||03 372 1310|
Marlborough Migrant Centre
The Centre supports newcomers to Marlborough, assists organisations and agencies with migrant matters and promotes Marlborough as a multi-cultural province.
|Address||Shop 12, 7 Market Street North, Blenheim 7201|
|Phone||03 579 2460|
Nelson Multicultural Council
The Council helps new settlers, wherever people have arrived from. As well as providing settlement support, advice and assistance for migrants, the Council promotes unity in diversity.
|Address||PO Box 264, Nelson 7040|
|Phone||03 539 0030|
Anyone recently arrived in New Zealand, regardless of age, nationality or language spoken, is welcome at newcomers network. These networks offer friendship and support through various activities. Networks are running in: Selwyn, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Marlborough, Rotorua and Whakatane.
New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils
An umbrella organisation which advocates for, and supports and shares information among the regional ethnic councils and New Zealand's ethnic communities.
|Address||PO Box 1409, Wellington 6140|
|Phone||04 916 9177|
Refugee Services Aotearoa
Refugee Services is the primary New Zealand agency helping new refugees settle and adjust within their new communities. Offices in Auckland, Mangere, Hutt Valley, Wellington, Porirua, Nelson and Christchurch.
|Address||National office, PO Box 11236, Manners Street, Wellington 6142|
|Phone||04 815 9100|
|Fax||04 815 9101|
Waikato Migrant Resource Centre
The Centre provides a range of specialist services to support people who have moved to the region from other countries, as well as providing a community place for drop-ins.
|Address||PO Box 4340, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3247|
|Phone||07 853 2192|
|Fax||07 854 897|