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Information for newcomers and migrants
to Motueka and Tasman

This page provides links to documents, websites and services that aim to help migrants to New Zealand and newcomers to Motueka, Tasman and Nelson settle in.

The Motueka Newcomers Network meets weekly as a social get-together and a way of expanding your circle of acquaintances.

Nelson Multicultural Council is a non-government organisation which supports migrants, former refugees and people from minority ethnicities in the Nelson/Tasman region with their settlement process. It also promotes positive race relations through community education, ensuring people of all ethnicities feel empowered so that they can actively contribute to our community. Please contact Evey McAuliffe the coordinator for more information or support on 03 539 0030.

Citizens Advice Bureau Nelson Tasman If you are new to Nelson / Tasman and have any questions - come and ask us! Ph 03 548 2117 or 0800 367 222. Our free service is about helping people to know and understand their rights and obligations, how to use this information to get the best outcomes, providing people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and working for positive social change within our community and wider society. As part of our services for newcomers and migrants we provide four free workshops/info seminars a year on a variety of topics. Contact us for information about the next one.

Adult Learning Support (ALS) is a not for profit organisation that exists to empower the Nelson and Motueka communities through Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) tuition. If you know of someone who needs support with Literacy, Language and Numeracy, please contact Jenny Richards at the Community house on 528 0404.

English Language Partners Nelson-Marlborough work with people from many different countries. Do you want to learn English? Do you want to volunteer to teach English? Please contact our centre on 03 539 4848 to find out how we can work together.

Speakout Nelson Tasman is a reporting system for racist incidents in Nelson / Tasman. Please contact Speakout if you experience or witness a racist incident.

Motueka's community groups and clubs, an up-to-date list for a large number of groups and their contacts, which you may choose to join.

Useful Tips for Migrants in Nelson/Tasman

You may also download a 24-page PDF booklet called "Useful Tips for Migrants", prepared especially for people coming into the Nelson/Tasman region. Download it here (467Kb)



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