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The latest news from the settlement sector.

Welcoming Communities plans published

The Welcoming Communities programme is going from strength to strength. Four councils have now published Welcoming Plans.

Palmerston North, Ashburton, Whanganui and most recently Selwyn. Selwyn District Council. officially launches its plan in August.

Download a plan to learn more about what each council is doing:


Volunteer Connect Awards


To see the good that volunteering does for migrants and the community, you can’t go past Wellington’s annual Volunteer Connect Awards. The awards, which bring together migrant volunteers, community organisations and family members and supporters, are run by Volunteer Wellington, English Language Partners Job Mentoring Service and Wellington Central Citizens Advice Bureau. Pictured are the 2018 award winners with, at centre back row, Wellington City Councillor Brian Dawson.