Creating an Inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand: Sector Hui Report

30 May 2019

This sector hui was convened by Belong Aotearoa, with support from Foundation North and the Centre for Social Impact. Racism and discrimination is an issue that those in our community and sector are not strangers to. The extreme form of racism and hate inflicted on victims through the Christchurch terrorist attacks, was for many a […]

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Refugee Sector shows solidarity in the face of Christchurch Mosque shootings

15 March 2019

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15 2019 In the month that celebrates our multicultural nation with Race Relations and Neighbours day, today March 15th is a day of tragedy for the Muslim community and all New Zealand. Several refugee support organisations have responded to the shootings by offering their support and sharing heartfelt thoughts […]

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Have your say Auckland

22 February 2019

Help shape the future of Auckland by giving your feedback around the Annual Budget and Water Strategy. Have your say now From 17th Feb to 17th March, Auckland Council is seeking your consultation on the Annual Budget and Water Strategy. It’s been shown that the feedback received is white washed, even if Pakeha are not […]

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We are Belong Aotearoa.

24 January 2019

A new brand name to suit the new strategy which is courageous new direction to address the prevalent barriers newcomers face when settling in New Zealand. In November 2018, Belong Aotearoa (Formerly known as ARMS) was launched along with the new strategy. The new strategy shared at the event recognised the strengths and achievements of […]

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Press release: A collaborative community is key to improving the resettlement process

11 October 2018

A collaborative community is key to improving the resettlement process     Refugees are defined as the most vulnerable population in the world, needing protection and whilst New Zealand is proud of their international humanitarian work supporting refugees, there are still several challenges that need to be addressed.   On Tuesday, 9th October 2018 a study […]

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The Respecting New Zealand Values Bill

1 October 2018

Discussion helps us connect, learn and grow, and immigration is one topic that can often divide a room. With The Respecting New Zealand Values Bill that passed the New Zealand First party’s AGM on Sunday is one such topic that can. At this time, ARMS does not support it. Massey University Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Paul Spoonley brought up a […]

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Press Release: ARMS are moving offices

10 August 2018

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2018   Moving to the needs of migrants and former refugees, ARMS are moving offices.   ARMS will be moving to Level 2, 8 Virginia Ave West, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1020, from Thursday 23rd August, 2018, with new office open 28th August 2018.   After years of being […]

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Press Release: Civic Dinners

20 July 2018

  PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2018   Join Us at the Table: Auckland Regional Migrant Services Trust (ARMS) serving up delicious community conversations.   Bringing together communities is what ARMS has succeeded in doing for 16 years, and the Civic Dinners are no different. They provide the opportunity for people of all […]

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Media Release: International Women’s Day Celebrations

7 March 2018

International Women’s Day will be commemorated globally tomorrow, 8 March, through a rich diversity of initiatives celebrating women’s achievements, opportunities and potential, while reflecting on this year’s theme of “Press for Progress”. The Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS), will be co-hosting a special event to celebrate ordinary and extraordinary women who have changed, and are changing, […]

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