November, 2011
ISSN 1178-0940
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News & Issues

Refugee Education Conference AUT 2011

New Zealand’s inaugural Refugee Education Conference will take place later this month in Auckland, hosted by the School of Languages and the Centre for Refugee Education at AUT University.

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Refugee Quota Brach Information

Due to the ongoing impacts of the Christchurch earthquake, the first two refugee quota intakes of the 2011/2012 quota year were reduced in number.

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EDUCALD Preparing for Launch in 2012

The EDUCALD resource, a collaborative venture between the New Zealand Ministry of Education and RASNZ is nearing completion and will soon be launched.

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Inaugural RAS awards held

The Wellington Refugees as Survivors Trust had an awards ceremony at their AGM on 31 October. Known as the Recognition for Achievement and Service awards, three were given to individuals and three to organisations.

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105 Former Refugees in Christchurch earn First Aid Certification

After the Christchurch earthquakes, Afghan community leader Abdul Qayum Salimi wanted to support his community to receive first aid training.

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New resource from ChangeMakers Refugee Forum now available

Settling into a new school can be difficult for anyone, but young people from refugee backgrounds can find it particularly hard. 

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New Campaign for Refugee Background Caseworkers launched

On Tuesday, 8 November, Refugee Services launched a brand new campaign to raise funds for their refugee background caseworkers.

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Refugee Services opens new office in Palmerston North

In October, Refugee Services Palmerston North staff held their first volunteer appreciation evening in their new office in the former Guthrie Bowron premises on Taonui Street.

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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.

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