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Kiwi Life wins national award

Kiwi Life wins national award

Manukau’s Kiwi Life community education programme gained national recognition last night (22 Sept), winning the partnerships and collaboration category at the National Local Authority Community Development Awards, held in New Plymouth.

The awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the contribution of local authorities and government agencies to enhancing the wellbeing of communities.

Judges were particularly impressed at the level of community involvement in planning and delivering the Kiwi Life programme.

Kiwi Life is funded through a partnership between Manukau City Council and the management committee of Highland Park Community House. It is a key part of Council’s New Settlers Policy, which aims to address the needs and concerns of Manukau’s diverse migrant population. Kiwi Life achieves this through partnerships with community organisations, government and the business sector.

Every month Kiwi Life coordinates a comprehensive programme of tutor-led workshops for new settlers across Manukau. The free workshops provide valuable information on six essential aspects of the resettlement process: Finding a Job The Kiwi Lifestyle Driving Education The Health System The Education System Buying Property

1,065 new settlers from a range of different nationalities and ethnic groups have taken part since the programme was launched in February 2004.

For further details on the Kiwi Life programme, including dates and times of the October sessions, please contact Highland Park Community House on 534 5584.


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