CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau) Whangarei has been chosen by Immigration NZ to be the new face-to-face information service for new migrants from 1 July.
8/07/2014 3:41 p.m.
“We’re really excited about being chosen as one of the bureaux. We look forward to helping new migrants settle in Whangarei and ensuring their experience is positive and interesting,” said CAB Whangarei chairperson Elizabeth van der Kaay.
“We are well placed to provide this service with 40 years of experience in providing information and advice to people coming to the bureau. This new role builds on our existing service and makes good use of the fact that we are already providing a quality information service in our community.
“It recognises that the CAB is a trusted place for people to come to get information and advice. It will extend our reach and profile with new migrants and supports us to be even more responsive to our changing community.
“We will be working closely with the Migrant Centre and Women’s International Newcomers Group Social (WINGS), NorthTec, the Chamber of Commerce, the Whangarei District Council and tangata whenua, to ensure migrants are welcomed and integrated into their new home with the options and information they need to make the most of Whangarei.”
“We acknowledge the great foundational work that has been done by the Settlement Support staff in Whangarei and hope to build on the relationships that have been forged by them with migrant groups in town. The city is indebted to them for their initiatives and foresight and the services they developed.”
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