Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS)

Auckland Regional Migrant Services’ (ARMS) mission is to facilitate successful settlement for migrants and refugees across the Auckland region through the provision of information, advice and support. We do this through effective coordination, community networking, specialist services, and informed advocacy.

ARMS’ Regional Centre is in Three Kings, with another centre in Manukau City Centre. As well as providing services to migrants and refugees, ARMS works closely with settler community groups, service providers and Government departments, providing coordination and collaboration to enhance settlement outcomes across the region. For more information please visit the ARMS website.

Project 2012
Special Women’s Forum

Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) in association with Zonta International and EthNix Links  is organising a special women’s forum, “New Aucklanders Migrant Women of Auckland” on Saturday 25 February from 11.30am – 3pm at the Western Springs Garden Community Hall 956 Great North Road, Western Springs. (opposite Western Springs park and Motions Road). Entry by Koha (donation).

The speaker will be Dr Mary Dawson, the Chief Executive of Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS).  This Forum is an opportunity to:

  • share your stories about becoming a ‘New Aucklander’ with other Auckland women
  • discuss your issues and concerns
  • increase our shared understanding of women’s needs across the diverse cultures of Auckland 
  • share our local stories and customs

A light vegetarian luncheon will be served. To register please email Janet Thomson, . Numbers are limited for this function.  Final day for registration is 18 February.

Treaty of Waitangi Education for Migrants-Tangata Tiriti Resource Kit

ARMS is the distributor of this excellent resource for newcomers about the Treaty of Waitangi, and can also organise the delivery of Tangata Tiriti workshops and trainings for community facilitators across the country. Find out more about the  Treaty People Resource (Word) or  order Tangata Tiriti by filling in this order form (Word).

Race Relations Day Workshop

Race Relations Day is the time to reflect on our journey as a culturally diverse nation.  ARMS together with the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Human Rights Commission, Settling In and the Auckland Council will hold a workshop. Details TBC

Treaty of Waitangi Workshops

These popular workshops are free, sponsored by Auckland Council, and are for migrants interested in learning more about the Treaty of Waitangi, exploring its significance for Aotearoa/New Zealand as a country and for themselves as new settlers. The day long workshop is led by two experienced facilitators, and a certificate of participation is awarded at the end of the workshop. Contact ARMS for a list of 2012 workshops in Auckland or if your organisation is holding a workshop.

There will be also be a Treaty Training for trainers workshops over two Saturdays (28 April & 12 May) . Participants will receive a certificate “Treaty People Facilitator” and will be able to run Treaty workshops in their own community.



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