Unity in diversity
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Community Agencies & Services

Some of the community organisations and services working with or representing people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in our region.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau

'We provide free, confidential, independent information and advice to anyone. We help people know what their rights are and how to access services they need.'

Address: 9 Paru Paru Rd, Nelson

English Language Partners

English Language Partners

'We teach people from many different countries and cultures. We have class and home-based learning and at work places.'


Address: 83c Hardy St, Nelson
Email: nelson@englishlanguage.org.nz

Immigration New Zealand - Information for new migrants, Nelson

Immigration New Zealand - Information for new migrants, Nelson

Information & advice for new migrants in the Nelson region, e.g. housing, healthcare, education, employment etc.

Language Line

Language Line

Language Line – telephone interpreting service – is available from Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – 2pm. It covers 44 languages. To get an interpreter, visit or telephone a participating agency.

Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand

The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils is a non-government body acting as an umbrella organisation for the ethnic communities of New Zealand.

Nelson Bays Community Law

'We provide free legal services to residents of Nelson, Tasman and Buller districts to people with low income.'

Address: 63 Collingwood St, Nelson
Email: admin@nbcl.org.nz

Nelson Regional Development Agency

Nelson Regional Development Agency

Nelson Regional EDA (Economic Development Agency) provides information for living, working & studying in the Nelson Tasman region.

Pitt and Moore, Immigration Lawyers

Pitt and Moore, Immigration Lawyers

'We offer specialist immigration advice and tailored solutions helping individuals, families and employers with all aspects of immigration law. We offer a free initial 30 minute immigration legal consultation.'

Address: 78 Selwyn Pl, Nelson
Email: mail@pittandmoore.co.nz

Police - Nelson Central Station

Police - Nelson Central Station

Open hours: Mon - Fri 7.00am - 7.30pm / Sat - Sun 8.30am - 6.30pm
1 St John Street, Nelson 7010

Red Cross Refugee Resettlement Services

Red Cross Refugee Resettlement Services

We are the primary provider of community refugee resettlement programmes in New Zealand. Our programmes support and empower new Kiwis as they rebuild their lives here.

Speak Out Nelson Tasman

Speak Out Nelson Tasman

'Safe online reporting system for racist incidents'

Address: 9/159 Hardy St, Nelson
Email: info@multiculturalnt.co.nz

Te Rito: New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy

Te Rito: New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy

The New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy is the Government's official response to, and framework for implementing, the family violence prevention plan of action released in September 2001. It reinforces the plan of action, the Government's dedication to addressing all forms and degrees of violence, and the Government's commitment to a number of international conventions specifically relevant to violence in families/whānau.

Translation (NZ Certified) Services

Sandrine Savarit - English, Italian, French <ssavarit123@gmail.com> Specializing in Law and Finance
Elizabeth Broom – English, Spanish <info@eurolinguist.net>

Victory Community Centre

Victory Community Centre

The Victory Community Centre (VCC) is a multi-cultural community centre located at the Victory primary school. VCC’s vision is that Victory is a thriving and caring community of health, hope and possibility.
For any individual or family assistance, please contact Jenni Bancroft, the Migrants and Former Refugee Community Navigator
Work hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm, 2 Totara St, Nelson; E: vcccomnav@victory.school.nz; M: 027 546 0016

Volunteer Nelson

Volunteer Nelson

'Connecting people with their community'

Address: 83 Buxton Square, Nelson
Email: admin@volunteernelson.org.nz

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