Author Archives: Jamie Mannion

Auckland Resettlement Sector Annual Summit

The Auckland Resettlement Sector- Annual Summit is a new platform bringing together local, regional and national government representatives, mainstream service leaders, resettlement service providers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and established and newly resettled community leaders. The objectives of the Summit are to create inter-agency and organisational understanding of the resettlement sector’s activities, programmes and priorities in […]

New Zealanders Now – From Refugees to Kiwis

Many people from refugee backgrounds have made New Zealand their home. Their past may be in another country, but their present and future is here. This project is about those people. People who have shown extraordinary resilience in the face of adversity, emerging with determination. New Zealand benefits enormously from resettling refugees. Former refugees make our […]

Strengthening Resettlement Voices Project

Strengthening Refugee Voices was established in 2006 by the former Department of Labour. It is a community-led initiative aimed at  enabling a united voice of former refugees on settlement matters at regional and national levels. Funding is provided to refugee groups to enable them to meet and discuss their issues and to look for solutions. […]

New Zealander Now Campaign

The Redefine Refugee Campaign comes as a result of community consultation on the local, regional and national resettlement challenges. These centre on employment, education, health, housing, family lifestyles and involve negative public perceptions, which often stereotype new arrivals, giving them the permanent label of “refugee”. The ARCC want to change the narrative, redefine the word […]

Communication and Leadership Workshops

We offer a Communication and Leadership Workshop to all members and friends of the ARCC, who want to gain knowledge and skills in order to lead their communities to success in the New Zealand system. Participants learn to Recognise the importance of appropriate communication and leadership styles in dealing with resettlement issues Encourage greater participation within […]