Agencies are available for Maori, 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.