Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Nationwide provider for settlement information services


30 JUNE 2014

Nationwide provider for settlement information services announced

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced that from 1 July Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) will be the provider of face-to- face settlement information services for new migrants across the country.

INZ General Manager Steve McGill says that the announcement is great news as CABNZ are an ideal mainstream organisation located in the heart of the communities they serve.

“We are increasing provision of face-to-face outlets from 18 to 30 locations which will significantly increase coverage across the country,” Mr McGill says. “There will now be seven sites in Auckland, three in Christchurch and six new regional areas have been included.

“Placing a service for new migrants in Bureau offices offers a great opportunity for new migrants to make connections with their local community and get the information and support they need. The CABNZ Language Link service, already funded by Immigration New Zealand, will provide added value and support if new migrants wish to use their own language.”

Mr McGill says that the change is part of a new settlement information delivery model designed to attract and retain migrants with the skills that regions need and ensure they are successful in the workplace.

From tomorrow all settlement information, both New Zealand-wide and regionally-specific, will be located on one website,www.newzealandnow.govt.nz. All phone calls and emails that have been handled up to now by Settlement Support New Zealand will be dealt with by the Immigration Contact Centre, which will significantly extend current service availability for migrants to a six-day, twelve-hour-day service.

“I’m confident that these changes will improve services for migrants and employers so that we can continue to attract and retain the best talent from around the world,” Mr McGill says.

Details of the 30 Citizens Advice Bureau locations, addresses and opening hours are available here.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news