September, 2010
ISSN 1178-0940
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News & Issues

Asylum forum held in Auckland

The annual Asylum Forum was held on Wednesday 25 August at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland. The forum is an annual event specifically for asylum seekers and Convention refugees, and for those who work with them.

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Schools take part in activities for refugees

The August issue of Refugee Services newsletter, “A Place to Call Home” is now available.

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RYAN in full swing mode in Auckland

Refugees as Survivors New Zealand’s (RASNZ) new venture Refugee Youth Action Network (RYAN) is starting to roll out across Auckland. The initiative involves the Umma Trust, Ethnic Youth Trust, Ministry of Social Development, ASB Community Trust, and refugee advocacy groups.

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New resource from Te Pou available now online

Te Pou, the National Centre for Mental Health Workforce Development has just released the resource: Therapies for Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers: Best and Promising Practice Guide.

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Sowing the seeds of change

The Garden4Health and the RASNZ Community Health Team will provide practical solutions to healthy living through the development of edible gardening skills to sustain families.

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Start accumulating points on your Volunteer Connect Care card

Volunteer Wellington in partnership with Wellington Central Citizens Advice Bureau and Settlement Support Wellington recently launched a programme for newcomers to encourage community participation and learning.

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Future Events

Come to a free Seminar on the New Zealand tax system

Settlement Support Wellington is inviting everyone to attend an introduction to the New Zealand tax system.

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Attend the Refugee stories symposium in Auckland

This symposium will consist of a day of stories about various aspects of the refugee experience, presented by former refugees who are now residents in New Zealand.

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For more information about the ‘Te Punange: Refugee Focus’, please contact Michael White at michaelw@hrc.co.nz

Information about the New Zealand Diversity Action Programme is available at www.hrc.co.nz/diversity.

The views contained in this newsletter do not necessarily represent the position of the Human Rights Commission.