Settlement Support New Zealand
Auckland City – Tāmaki-makau-rau
E mōhiotia ana a waho kei roto he aha (A man fond of sleep, a lazy man, will never
acquire wealth or riches)
Whiringa ā nuku (October)/Issue 23
Haere Mai, Nau Mai, Haere Mai
Kei te pēhea koutou? How are you all? Welcome to the twenty-third
Settlement Support New Zealand—Auckland City Newsletter.
The purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with information about what
Settlement Support – Auckland City does, and where you can find information
about employment, education, health services and many other aspects of
settling in New Zealand. This is also an opportunity to share with you the
Bevan Chuang, services and activities available around Auckland City.
Coordinator – Please feel free to pass on this newsletter onto friends, family and community
Auckland City colleagues.
Updates from Settlement Support New Zealand – Auckland City
Settlement Support Advisory Team
Three Settlement Support Client Advisors are now available in Three Kings
to provide further support to the newcomers. Sally, Fazilat and Jun are
available on a daily basis to provide settlement support advice and
information in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi and Urdu.
Client and Service Providers Enquiries
284 people visited SSNZ Auckland City/ARMS Three Kings during
September 2010. Close to 40% of the enquiries were related to finding
employment in New Zealand, followed by learning English – ESOL.
Many of last month’s clients were from India (68) and China (58), followed
by the Philippines (14). Nearly 40% of the clients seen in September were Permanent Residents, around 5% with
refugees status, and nearly 50% were holders of temporary permit (e.g.: work to residence or work permit).
Almost 48% of the clients were in New Zealand less than 2 years, compared to around 12% more than 2 years and
26% more than 5 years.
There were 13 service providers to service providers referrals from five service providers, related to housing,
financial assistance, community support groups/clubs and learning English – ESOL.
Give Way Road Rule will be changed.
The changes will apply to left turn-right turn give away rule and T-interaction give away
Currently if you are turning left you have to give way to right turning traffic coming
towards you. The planned change will reverse this to required traffic turning right to
give way to traffic turning left into the same road (see figure below).
The T-intersection rule applies when there are conflicting right-turns at a T-intersection.
At present, the right-turning vehicle on the terminating road (the base of the ‘T’) has
priority over the right-turning vehicle on the through road (the top of the ‘T’).
For further information, please visit www.saferjourneys.govt.nz.
Updates from Department of Labour
Longitudinal Immigration Survey: New Zealand – Wave 3, 2009
The Longitudinal Immigration Survey: New Zealand (LisNZ) is a longitudinal survey designed to trace the pathways of migrants and to
produce a detailed, ongoing information base of their experiences and settlement outcomes. Migrants are interviewed at 6, 18, and 36
months after they have taken up permanent residence in New Zealand. The survey sample was selected from all migrants aged 16 years
and over (excluding refugees) who were approved for permanent residence in New Zealand from 1 November 2004 to 31 October 2005.
The wave 1 interviews were conducted between 1 May 2005 and 30 April 2007, the wave 2 interviews between 1 May 2005 and 30 April
2008, and the wave 3 interviews between 1 November 2007 and 31 October 2009.
The number of interviewed respondents (both onshore and offshore applicants) totalled 7,137 at the first wave, 6,069 at the second wave,
and 5,144 at the third wave. The recent release reports on the 5,144 longitudinal respondents interviewed at all three waves.
Not surprisingly, majority of the migrants were skilled migrants, followed by family partner migrants and family parent migrants. By wave
3, the proportion of migrants employed was increased compared with wave 1, and the seeking-work rate has decreased. Median hourly
earnings from salaries and wages have increased in wave 3 which may reflect the movement into higher skilled jobs between waves.
Interestingly, while the adequacy of income to meet everyday needs remained the same in proportion, more than half of the migrants who
reported that their income at wave 1 was inadequate increased their rating to that of having enough or more than enough money at wave
3. In contrast, of those who reported having enough or more than enough money at wave 1, almost a quarter of them reported having an
inadequate income at wave 3.
Not surprisingly, the proportion of migrants owning their dwelling increased steadily over the three waves of the LisNZ, and migrants from
the United Kingdom/Ireland were most likely to own their dwelling at wave 3. South Asian migrants showed a large increase in dwelling
ownership although the proportion who owned their own dwelling at wave 3 remained comparatively low.
Interestingly, between wave 1 and wave 3, there was a decrease in the proportion of migrants who were very satisfied with life in New
Zealand, from 44.7% to 35.5%. The proportion of migrants who said they felt safe or very safe decreased from 85.5% at wave 1 to 76% at
wave 3. The proportion of migrants feeling unsafe or very unsafe increased from 3.2% at wave 1 to 7.5% at wave 3. Migrants from South
African and the United Kingdom/Ireland were more likely to report feeling safe or very safe than migrants from the Asian and Pacific
regions. North Asian migrants were the least likely to report feeling safe or very safe at wave 3.
You can check out all the Longitudinal Immigration Surveys and results on
Last month we featured a story about VisaView (http://www.immigration.govt.nz/VIsaView), an online system that helps employers check
if job applicants are entitled to work in New Zealand. All employers are required to demonstrate due diligence in relation to compliance
with requirements of the Immigration Act 2009, which comes into effect on 29 November 2010.
Foreign nations are required to demonstrate that they are entitled to work in New Zealand, and VisaView can be used as another tool to
find out whether their employees are legally entitled to work in New Zealand.
For further information about the Immigration Act 2009 related to employment, please visit
http://www.immigration.govt.nz/community/stream/visaview/faqs.htm. If you have any queries about VisaView please email Department
of Labour at VisaView@dol.govt.nz.
Labour Market Update – September 2010
The economic recovery is slow, with an increased by 0.2% in the June 2010 quarter, well below market expectations of a 0.8% increase.
Looking at the trend and examining the first half of 2010 as a whole, employment has risen by 0.7% and the unemployment rate has fallen
from 7.1% to 6.8%. The August National Bank Business Outlook showed a net 4.3% of firms intend to increase staffing levels over the next
12 months while the Department’s Jobs Online indicator recorded a 7.4% increase in the number of jobs advertised online over the three
months to August. Many employers appear to be increasing the hours of their existing workforce, rather than hiring new staff. The
Department predicted that the unemployment rate will decline gradually over the next year, falling to around 6% in mid-2011.
For further information visit http://bit.ly/aFI8hQ.
What’s Coming Up?
*All free and conducted in English unless otherwise stated.
Job Search Workshop
5th and 19th October, 9.30am—3.00pm
Workshop to assist with your job search. Held in conjunction with Career Services and the
Auckland Chamber of Commerce and other agencies.
Heval Hylan, Principal of Hylan Law Barrister & Solicitor, will be providing free 10-minutes legal
advice on immigration, family law, contract, trusts and other areas of law in general.
Saturday 9th October, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Life in a new country can be challenging. Relating Well in New Zealand is a FREE course that
provides migrants with information and skills for settling well in New Zealand. How is New
Zealand different? Stages of cultural shock and change. Creating a new life. Using your skills.
Practical information and Networking.
Sunday 17th October, 9.00am – 4.30pm
$20 per person, no refund if cancelled on the day.
Visit Orakie Marae, the home of Ngati Whatua o Orakei & Tamaki Makaurau
Programme includes Powhiri/Welcome – Introduction to Maori history and culture; flax
weaving, Maori songs and Haka, authentic Hangi lunch, Poroporaki/farewell.
Orientation Bus Tour
Saturday 23rd October, 8.30am – 4.30pm
$5 per person, no refund if cancelled on the day.
Tale advantage of this opportunity to tour four cities in the Auckland region: Auckland,
Manukau, Waitakere and North Shore. Get an overview of where you can live, work and play.
Saturday 30th October, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Want to buy your own house? Can you afford a mortgage? Do you need a deposit? Which
house is right for you? What are the pros and cons of home ownership? What is the home
buying process? What are the benefits, risks, costs and obligations? How do you maintain or
build a home? What are the pitfalls and common myths? Meet and interact with Real Estate
agents, Budget Advisors, Mortgage Brokers and Lawyers.
Local Settlement Networking Event – Auckland: Your Council. Your City. Your
Saturday 30th October, 10.00 am – 1.00pm, Johnny Walker Lounge, Mt Smart Stadium, Beasley Avenue, Penrose
Do you ever stop and think about your place in the city? What can your Council do for you?
What services does the Auckland Council provide? Who can you talk to? The Auckland Council
will be established on 1st November and at this networking event you can find out who is on
your local board? How can you contact them? And much more!
For more information or to register contact ARMS on 09 625 2440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LOCAL SETTLEMENT NETWORKING EVENT – AUCKLAND:
YOUR COUNCIL. YOUR CITY. YOUR VOICE.
Do you ever stop and think about your place in the city? What can your Council do for you? What
services does the Auckland Council provide? Who can you talk to?
The Auckland Council will be established on 1st November and at this networking event you can
find out who is on your local board? How can you contact them? And much more!
Time and Date: 10.00am – 1.00pm, Saturday 30th October 2010
RSVP essential and by 22nd October 2010. To register or for more information, please contact
email@example.com or 09 625 2440
Venue: Gate C, Johnny Walker Lounge, Mt Smart Stadium, Beasley Avenue, Penrose, Auckland
Parking On-Street and On-Site. Refreshment provided.
Proudly Supported by:
Are you looking for a room to hire for workshops,
We have a range of rooms available for hire!
Training Room (with seating for 20 – 50 people)
Interview/Small Meeting Rooms
White board, power point project (at added cost)
Free Car Park Spaces
We also have Workstations/Computer Desks for hire on
Location: Auckland Regional Migrant Services, 532 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings Plaza.
For more information, please contact
Reception on 09-6252440 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) Leadership and
Development Conference 2011
Sunday 6 – Friday 11 February, 2011. Eastern Beach, Auckland
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Now in its fifth year, the NZCA Leadership & Development Conference (LDC) brings together the next
generation of outstanding leaders between the ages of 18 and 30 to discover their unique identity as
Chinese New Zealanders. Designed as a ’live-in’ seminar, the LDC provides a fun, relevant and effective
training experience that enables young people to explore the theme of ‘Leadership. Identity. Community’.
High-profile local personalities from across New Zealand are invited to share their leadership journeys.
The programme will also feature a range of indoor/outdoor activities, group discussions and a team
This year we are proud to confirm Albert King for the conference. Albert King is an action learning
facilitator and personal development coach who delivers programmes on teamwork, leadership,
communications and goal-setting.
The conference is aimed at those who have an interest in making a positive impact in the local Chinese
communities, now and in the future. It is an enriching experience that will deepen their personal and
professional outlook on life, develop their leadership potential, provide insights into their heritage and
equip them with practical life skills.
Applications close on Sunday 7 November, 2010.
An application form for the 2011 conference can be downloaded from http://www.nzchinese.org.nz
Dates: Sunday 6 - Friday 11 February, 2011
Location: Willow Park Conference Centre, Eastern Beach, Auckland
Accommodation and meals: Provided for the duration of the conference
Attendance Fee: $120 per person
Age: Applicants must be aged between 18 and 30 (as at 1st January 2011)
Migrants Support Services Inc.
101, Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland
Ph: (09) 6367334 – Fax: (09) 6367354
Oscar School Holiday Programme – 4 October – 8 October 2010
Monday Trip to Crystal
Mountain Wednesday Friday
Dance & Drama Cooking
When: 4 October to 8 October 2010
Age: 5 yrs to 14 yrs Time: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm Cost: $15 per day or $65 for 5 days
Where: Onehunga Community Centre, 83 Church Street Onehunga
Culturally appropriate, full of fun in a safe environment
Supported by Ministry of Social Development