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Human Rights Commission accolade for City Council

December 2006

Human Rights Commission accolade for City Council

The Christchurch City Council has received an accolade from the Human Rights Commission for its New to Christchurch? Tips for Migrants guides.

The acknowledgement from Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres congratulates Council on producing the booklets in eight translations – Arabic, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Farsi, Korean, Japanese, Russian and Samoan. There is also an English version.

He said the Commission liked to recognise achievements and contributions to diversity in New Zealand.

New to Christchurch? Tips for Migrants is produced by the Council with the assistance of New Zealand Settlement Support. The guides are designed to bring together useful information to assist migrants to quickly settle and build a new life in the city.

The booklets provides such information as how to get around the city, open a bank account, find a place to live, get access to healthcare, to find work, improve their English, and how to shop.

New to Christchurch? guides are now available from service centres, libraries, Refugee and Migrant Centre and Citizen Advice Bureau. The English and Chinese simplified versions are also available online at


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