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This service is a growing resource. The Kiwi Way is designed to let you hear, in your language, essential information for settling and thriving in New Zealand.

If you are a service provider who wants to help one million plus overseas-born Kiwis understand what's available, contact us on kiwiway@planetaudio.org.nz.

News & Events


Elder Abuse Week

Friday 15/06/2018

Elder abuse is a global issue and affects people regardless of their religion, income level, culture, sexual orientation or ethnic group they identify with. Over 2000 cases of abuse were reported in NZ last year.

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Resettled Portraits

Friday 08/06/2018

Every year Aotearoa New Zealand receives intakes of humanitarian migrants under the United Nations resettlement quota, asylum seekers and family reunification programmes. A lot of misinformation and fear surrounds this process, and little is known about the people who are coming to restart their lives in this country.

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Three Days for the Planet

Monday 04/06/2018

Arbor Day, World Environment Day, World Oceans Day – three days to help heal our home – Planet Earth. See tips on mutual support for all that sustains us.

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Community Notices


The Resettlement Portraits

Saturday 02/06/2018

The Auckland Festival Photography is on, with exhibitions and events being held at various venues throughout the city. Among the work on display is “The Resettlement Portraits” which shows work by Nando Azevedo in a project, in partnership with our good friends the Auckland Resettled Community Coalition.

Every year Aotearoa receives intakes of humanitarian migrants under the United Nations resettlement quota, asylum seekers and family reunification programmes. A lot of misinformation and fear surrounds this process, and little is known about the people who are coming to restart their lives in this country. The Resettlement Portraits aims to expose New Zealanders to the wealth and diversity of these cultures. The project celebrates their strength, resilience, taonga tuku iho and mana, as they become part of a new and more diverse New Zealand identity.

The Resettlement Portraits shows at Auckland Central City Library - Sir George Grey Special Collection Exhibition Room until June 20.

Outward Bound volunteer scholarships

Friday 13/04/2018

Are you, or do you know an 18-26 year-old who shows passion and commitment to helping their community? Scholarships are now available for Outward Bound’s 21-day Classic course in the Marlborough Sounds. Scholarships are available for 3 week courses happening throughout 2018.

 The scholarship pays up to 75% of the full course fee. Participants just need to cover the cost of a medical appointment and travel to and from Picton.

 Call 0800 688 927, email jwilson@outwardbound.co.nz or head to outwardbound.co.nz/scholarships/whos-the-finest-scholarship/ for more information and closing dates.

Free tech classes for seniors

Tuesday 20/03/2018

Sandringham Community Centre hosts free weekly classes to help master the use of devices such as smartphones and laptops. Learn basic skills such as making a phone call or sending a text message, or get help with paying online bills, surfing the web, and keeping in touch with loved ones overseas. Take your device along to a Smart Tech class and explore your digital horizons! FREE to pensioners. Every Tuesday 12.30-2:30pm Main Hall, Sandringham Community Centre, 18-20 Kitchener Rd. You can contact the Community Centre on (09) 379 2030.

Free Conversational English Classes

Thursday 08/02/2018

It costs you nothing but time.  Join weekly Beginners’ English class covering grammar, listening and pronunciation exercises. Taught by a local qualified English teacher, the classes are at the Pt. Chev Community Centre, Tuesdays from 12pm to 3pm.  A free and friendly way to improve your English – enquiries to debbie.kean@gmail.com

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