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Organizations

The Migrant Centre hosts organizations that are dedicated to servicing the settlement needs of migrants.
It is proud to have Interpreting Canterbury, Pegasus Health Migrant Counselling Services
Other migrant support agencies which are available through the Migrants Centre are listed on this page.

Audrey’s International Club Christchurch

Multicultural community
Location
Main Contact Audrey Davies more
Phone 0212046690
Description

There was a Club used to be called Global Group/International Group and members wanted me 

to change to Audrey’s International Club Christchurch instead so I did. Now, it’s called Audrey’s 

International Club Christchurch!

It’s a Free to join no membership fees Interesting Fun Social Club. 

Club’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161546120599618/

Audrey's International Club was created on 27th September 2011 by Audrey. This Club is for people 

from anywhere in the world to meet new people and mingle which some new migrants to New 

Zealand have found to be a good place to ask questions etc..

This Club fosters friendship and helps with people that custom to New Zealand. We also share 

our cultures, customs, and countries of origin to each other. We meet over a pot luck type of 

arrangement where people bring ethnic foods with their ethnic costumes from their countries of 

origin to share with others. It’s also for people to meet new friends, enhance relationships or just to 

mingle. Sometimes I organise lunch and dinner at different restaurants and the members find it an 

idea. 

Activities organised by me include ten pin bowling, Devonshire Tea, swimming, picnic, going to 

public events i.e. flower shows spring concerts in the park organising events, Laser Strike, walking, 

camping outside Christchurch, Picnic by Avon River, Victorian Garden Afternoon Tea Party, Yum 

Char Lunch, Tutaepatu Trail Walk, High Tea, cherry picking and picnic by the beautiful lake out of 

Christchurch. High Tea at the Casino, the Pallet Pavilion visit, South Brighton Park Trail Walk, picnic 

and other activities.

Recent event was The Iris Garden Visit and Victorian Devonshire Tea by the beautiful cottage garden 

at Kutokarara. 

The Club has 241 members (189 on FB and 52 + not on FB) since 29th September 2011. Twenty- nine 

different countries from around the globe. That is AMAZING! 

Countries are: New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Iraq, China, 

Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Samoa, Kuwait, Poland, England, New Delhi, 

Afghanistan, Jordan, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Wales, Butan, Cambodia, Fiji and Spain. More members 

from other countries will join us later. 

I communicate to the members via Facebook and email members that aren’t on Facebook of any 

information about events coming up and share the events photos on the Club’s FB page. 

People from overseas have found it a way to get familiar with their new country by mixing with 

people who are in a similar situation to them. 

We're fun people and interesting group of people. We Are All In One!

Audrey Davies

International Club Christchurch President

 

 

CCS Disability Action

Social Services
Location 224 Lichfield St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Website http://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/ more
Phone (03) 365 5661 or (0800) 227 2255
Description

CCS Disability Action provide a wide range of services in New Zealand. They use the Supported Lifestyle approach to supporting you to live a good life, and to feel part of your community. This can cover any aspect of your life and could include having the right information, support and funding.

Services vary from area to area, but may include:

  • Supported Lifestyles services
  • Transition services
  • Employment and vocational services
  • Supported (independent) living services
  • Mobility parking
  • Total mobility (taxi vouchers)
  • Disability awareness and education
  • Community development

180 Degrees

Location 68 Orbell St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023
Website http://www.180degrees.org.nz/ more
Phone (03) 366 6357
Postal Address PO Box 36216, Merivale, Christchurch 8146
Description

Providing development programmes that utilise the natural environment to challenge at-risk youth.

Also providing an alternative education school (new this year) - 180 Degrees School. This is for children who are excluded, for whatever reason, from mainstream schools.

ACE Training

Education
Location
Website http://www.ace.co.nz more
Phone 365-5020
Postal Address Unit 10, 15 Sir Gil Simpson Drive, Canterbury Technology Park, Christchurch 805
Description

ACE Training Ltd has dedicated training and development centres in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. ACE Training Ltd delivers applications training, technical training and certification to world class standards

Active Canterbury

Health
Location
Website http://www.activecanterbury.org.nz/ more
Phone (0800) ACTIVE (0800) 228 483 or (03) 373 5060
Postal Address PO Box 237, Christchurch 8140
Description

Active Canterbury is your first step towards being more active, more often - and having more fun - in Canterbury!

The Active Canterbury website and the (0800) ACTIVE / (0800) 228 483 number make it easy to find out where and how you can be more active.

You can find information about groups, clubs and classes; you can find where parks, tracks and facilities are; and if you're new to physical activity the 'Starting Out' section provides lots of great tips, encouragement and information to help you get started.

So if you're thinking about being more active visit Active Canterbury now!

Adult Literacy at CPIT

Education
Location 12 Williams Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Main Contact Mrs Barbara Dixon Website http://www.cpit.ac.nz more
Phone 0800-242-476
Postal Address PO Box 540. Christchurch 8140
Description

Free classes in reading, spelling and writing for adult residents who have fluent speaking of English. Day or evening classes with small groups - friendly, award winning tutors with expertise in dyslexia

Adult Reading Assistance Scheme (ARAS)

Education
Location 81 Buchan street, Sydenham
Main Contact Paula McGill (Manager) more
Phone 366-9479
Postal Address PO Box 33049, Christchurch 8244
Description

ARAS, begun in 1978, provides free basic literacy assistance for self-motivated adults, one-to-one or in groups, with reading, spelling, writing, basic maths, basic word processing and driving licence theory. Tutoring by trained tutors who give their time voluntarily. Free training of volunteers on a 80 hour course in the tutoring of basic literacy skills towards Literacy Aotearoa Certificate in Literacy Tutoring (LA CALT, level 5) and the National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education (NCALE). Liaison with other literacy providers in the Canterbury area. Workplace literacy is also tutored

Afghans' Association of Canterbury

Location
Main Contact Haji Daoud more
Phone 323-9605
Postal Address 721 Marshlands Road, Christchurch, 8009
Description

To promote Afghanistan culture in New Zealand, to be a contact for Afghan people in Christchurch, to assist members to retain their Afghan identity and to adjust to New Zealand society

AFS International Programme

Education
Location
Main Contact Hedi Website http://www.afs.org.nz more
Phone 022 639 0560/0800 6003 00
Description

AFS NZ has been doing exchanges since 1947 and provides a wraparound service, before, during and after exchanges. AFS is a member of the NZ Council of Intercultural Exchanges and an approved NZ Ministry of Education provider.

AFS is a not for profit and charity (charity registration number: CC23972), with a mission to spread understanding of other cultures and people irrespective of race, sex, language, religion or social status.

AFS has been doing student exchanges in NZ for over 65 years. AFS NZ send you to one of 40 partner countries spread throughout every continent in the world. 

After Hours Accident and Medical Centre

Health
Location 4 Yaldhurst Rd, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
Website http://www.riccartonclinic.co.nz/ more
Phone (03) 343 3661
Postal Address PO Box 6081, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442
Description

Riccarton Clinic is open twelve hours every day of the year, including weekends and public holidays. Visit the team from 8.00am through to 8.00pm for medical advice and treatment of injuries and illness.

They also have X-ray facilities and a pharmacy on site. They are easy to find at the intersection of Yaldhurst, Riccarton and Main South Roads. There is plenty of parking.

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