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Kiwi Way


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


Niuean Language Week

Sunday 14/10/2018

Ko e tau fakafiafiaaga he Vagahau Niue mo e tau Aga Fakamotu! Celebrating Niuean Language Week, October 14-20

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Tuvaluan Language Week

Friday 28/09/2018

Fākatalofa atu! Tuvaluan Language Week is being held from Sunday 30 September – Saturday 6 October 2018.

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The Aunties

Saturday 22/09/2018

Jackie Clark of grassroots organisation The Aunties won this year’s NZ Women of Influence Supreme Award. Here’s why…

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Community Notices


Tamaki Pasifika Gala

Saturday 03/11/2018

 

Come and celebrate the diverse Pasifika culture in Tamaki with a day of local talents, arts, crafts and food.  5 villages will represented – Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Tonga and Samoa.  There will be a main stage where all performances take place.  Enjoy performances from Pacific Elvis – Johnny Angel,  AUĒ (Dance Troupe) and other fantastic performers.

Saturday 3rd November 2018

9:30am – 5:00pm

Mayfair Place

Glen Innes Town Centre

 For further Gala details contact Sjimmy Fransen: sjimmy.fransen@tamakiregeneration.co.nz

 

AA Info

Monday 08/10/2018

Anyone who has experienced the sense of helplessness when faced with a friend or loved one in the grip of alcoholism could benefit from understanding how the “12 Step” meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous/ Al Anon Family Groups work in your community. Over 130 meetings take place in Auckland every week.

Two public meetings are being held to explain how AA may be able to help you or your loved one:

Monday 8 October (1.00 - 2.30pm) – The Salvation Army Bridge Auditorium, 15 Ewington Rd, Mt Eden

Wednesday 31 October (7.00 – 8.30pm) Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Ave, Epsom.

Contact: Catherine 027 220 7107 / Rachel 021 211 7765

Let's welcome them

Thursday 12/07/2018

Amnesty International New Zealand has launched an online petition supporting a new way of bringing refugees to safety in New Zealand.

 The ‘I Welcome’ petition supports a community sponsorship pilot programme that is bringing 25 refugees to New Zealand over 2018/19. The initiative complements the existing government-led refugee quota programme, but communities themselves are the ones offering the support. Language lessons, help finding a home, advice on putting together a CV, babysitting, showing new Kiwis how to use the public transport system – these are just some of the ways individual people, organisations and businesses can welcome refugees and help them resettle.

 The aim is to achieve 10000 signatures by the end of November to present to the Government before their evaluation of the new refugee programme in December. Read more about the pilot programme at amnestyinternational.org.nz  and to sign the petition, visit iwelcome.org.nz   

Prayer, counselling and support

Wednesday 22/08/2018

Shalom Vision Ministries invites people dealing with work and finance problems, pain and sickness, depression, addiction or relationship difficulties to join them for prayer and mentoring every Wednesday. The evening begins with a welcome/introduction followed by praise and worship songs. A guest speaker offers words of encouragement and strategies, ideas and prayer. Tea, coffee and snacks are included.

7pm every Wednesday at the Jesus Calls Prayer Tower, 1/80 Carr Rd, Mt Roskill

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.

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