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Māori, Pasifika, Migrant And Refugee Support

Agencies are available for Māori, Pasifika, Ethnic communities and migrants who need guidance and support to PowerUp their job search.

Māori Focused Support

Whitiora - Supports whānau to connect with learning, upskilling and employment.

He Waka Tapu - Delivers services using a Kaupapa Māori framework encompassing Tinana (physical wellbeing), Wairua (spiritual wellbeing), Hinengaro (mental wellbeing) and Whānau (family wellbeing). 

Kakakura Health Services - Provides Kaupapa Māori mental health services. 

Purapura Whetu Trust - A Kaupapa Māori provider specialising in mental health and offer support for Whānau Ora, individual counselling and day programmes. 

Rehua Marae - Offers Kaumātua services – day care and day support, clinical and non-clinical support and domestic and personal care in partnership with access.

Te Runanga O Nga Maata Waka - Established as an Urban Māori Authority and offers a range of services including education courses, driving courses, budget advice and social services.

Migrant And Refugee Focused Support

Red Cross - The primary provider of community refugee settlement programmes in New Zealand, supporting and empowering new Kiwis as they rebuild their lives here. 

Asian Family Services - Provides professional and confidential support to Asians living in New Zealand. 

Canterbury Refugee Resettlement and Resource Centre - Is a NZ based non-governmental organisation (NGO) that advocates on behalf of the refugee communities and offers a free and confidential Drop-In Centre for those who need guidance or help about the resettlement issues.

Christchurch Resettlement Services - Provides practical support for resettlement needs as well as mental health support, advocacy and support connecting to other organisations.

Interpreting New Zealand - Provides interpreting services in New Zealand. When booking an appointment with any agency you can ask them to arrange for an interpreter.

Pasifika Focused Support

Tupu Aotearoa - Tupu Aotearoa connects Pacific people with local providers who will support you to access work or learning opportunities on your journey to employment, further training or study. 

Mapu Maia - Provides a holistic service to individuals, families and communities that is culturally appropriate, including confidential counselling services and education. 

Peeto - The Multi Cultural Learning Centre Provides free ESOL general English classes to migrants, refugees and Pacific people who are permanent residents in New Zealand. 

Tangata Atumotu Trust - This service includes transport, translation support and advocacy, as well as opportunities to come together for fellowship and exercise. 

Vaka Tautua Christchurch - A ‘by Pacific, for Pacific’ health and social services provider that offers Pacific mental health, disability, older people’s health and financial advice services.