Living in Auckland

March 14, 2016

We run several free and low cost workshops and events for migrants and ethnic communities.

The full list is below. To register for an upcoming workshop or event, click here

 New Zealand Education System: Information Workshop

In this interactive workshop by experts from the Ministry of Education and Auckland Libraries explains:

  • The New Zealand education system, including school zones and enrolling      your child in school
  • Early Childhood Education, Primary Education and Secondary Education.


  • Enjoy a tour of the Mt Roskill Library and an introduction to the free library services available.

Cost: Free

The New Zealand Health System, Water and Fire Safety: Information Workshop

This workshop covers relevant information on:

Cost: Free

Tenancy and Home Ownership: Information Workshop

A helpful presentation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and a real estate agents on:

  • Renting, flatting and boarding
  • Choosing what and where to buy
  • The process of buying a house
  • Saving for a deposit and getting a home loan
  • Government assistance for first home buyers

Cost: Free

Budgeting and Financial Systems in New Zealand: Information Workshop

This workshop covers:

  • Budgeting
  • Retirement planning and the KiwiSaver scheme
  • Assessing your financial resources, investing, asset protection and financial    security in NZ
  • Reading tax summaries, doing tax returns, calculating & paying the right tax, tax credits and tax refunds
  • “Working for Families” tax credit

Cost: Free

Legal Rights and Responsibilities in New Zealand

This workshop covers:

  • Consumer rights
  • Tenancy rights
  • Employment rights
  • Resolving neighborhood disputes
  • Community safety

Cost: Free

Treaty of Waitangi Workshop for Newcomers

  • Explore the history of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document
  • Discover what the Treaty means to you as a newcomer to New Zealand
  • Learn what the Treaty actually says, and what happened after it was signed
  • Practice responding to job interview questions about the Treaty of Waitangi

Cost: $15 (participants are awarded a certificate of participation)

Immigration Information Workshop

This workshop covers:

  • Rights and obligations of holding a residence visa. The options and restrictions beyond.
  • Visa expiry and unlawful stay in NZ.
  • How INZ decides immigration applications.
  • Where to find the right information, who can assist, in what way and how much would it cost
  • Other immigration bodies – Immigration Protection Tribunal, the High Court and beyond.

Cost: $10

Parenting in a New Culture

  • Laws safeguarding children and young people
  • NZ’s health system for children and families
  • Agencies that can support and assist  you to raise  a happy  and healthy family in New  Zealand

Cost: Free

Driving Information

This workshop covers:

  • Driving licenses and road rules (Auckland Transport)
  • Road safety and driving laws (NZ Police)
  • Child vehicle safety (Plunket and ADHB)
  • Car insurance (Insurance Council of New Zealand)
  • Legal rights of motorists (Auckland Community Law Centre

Cost: $10


*For information on our job search assistance programme for migrants click here *