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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


The Watercooler

Thursday 18/04/2019

This Thursday at Basement Theatre you can hear four women share their stories, all centred around "that" question and how it feels to be asked.

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Gumboot Friday

Friday 05/04/2019

The journey to mental wellness can’t be made alone! Telling someone to reach out for help is fine, but reaching out to offer help is just as important.

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Positive Action

Saturday 23/03/2019

Are we willing to turn the compassion we’ve seen in the last week into meaningful change? Are we willing to have difficult conversations about who we are?

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Community Notices


Better Later Life - Have your say

Wednesday 24/04/2019

What needs to be done to ensure Aotearoa is an age-friendly city?

You are invited to have your say on a new draft strategy that has been developed to ensure that New Zealand is a great place to age. Minister for Seniors, Tracey Martin, launched the draft strategy Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 and public input is welcomed.

A copy of the draft strategy, along with details on how to provide feedback is available on the SuperSeniors website: www.superseniors@msd.govt.nz

The closing date for submissions is 3 June 2019.

Contact: John Saunders (Office for Seniors): john.saunders008@msd.govt.nz 

Language classes - free to NZ citizens, residents and refugees

Thursday 07/02/2019

HIPPY programme for school readiness – North Shore

Friday 25/01/2019

The HIPPY programme is currently available at Beach Haven Primary School.

HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters) helps children to improve school readiness and parents to teach their child to achieve goals for school. It is a government-funded transition to school programme. All materials are provided and every week families receive the workbooks through the visit of a tutor, who comes to their home to train how to apply the activities with their child. Through fun activities your child learns basic skills in Mathematics, English, Science, etc.

The Beach Haven HIPPY coordinator is currently looking for families who are interested in doing HIPPY, especially those who are immigrants, refugees and low-income families. The program aims to help isolated families and integrate them into the community. HIPPY also helps parents who have English as a second language as this also helps parents learn English. They learn English by teaching their children. The coordinator can visit you as an introduction and to present the HIPPY Programme.

Contact: Amanda (HIPPY Coordinator North Shore), Beach Haven Primary School

Phone: 483 7615 ext 721

Find more information about at HIPPY programme at greatpotentials.org.nz 

 

 

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