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New Settlers

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to this section for 'New Settlers" which has been developed with the assistance of 'Settlement Support New Plymouth'

Being new to a community and having to adjust from one's own to a new culture just makes life that much more difficult - or perhaps challenging.

Almost everyone in Taranaki realises that diversity of cultures is a great thing. Taranaki celebrates and hosts a huge range of international events such as WOMAD and the Taranaki Multi Ethnic Extravaganza.

In addition, we know that we in Taranaki need the skills, expertise and experience of so many people to maintain many of our industries.

New Zealand Immigration: New Zealand Now website

Guide for New Settlers-New Plymouth District Council
This guide is intended for people who have recently moved to New Plymouth District from overseas.

Life in New Zealand
Entry options
Skills NZ needs
Our country, culture and history
Residence, work, study, working holiday, and visitor visas and permits
Family categories
Seeking immigration advice

Commonly asked questions

English Language Providers:
English Language Partners Taranaki Inc
Level 1, Brougham House, 50 Devon Street West
New Plymouth.
Tel: 06 759 1118

Migrant News - Online news for Migrants and Overseas students.

Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs - Tel: 04 471 8245

NZ Chinese Association - Taranaki Branch - Tel: 06 758 8258

Pacific Island Contacts - Taranaki  Contact, Salevi Tiatia - Mob: 027 453 2363

Le Va website - Suicide prevention - Help Give Hope

Pacific Peoples Health is a FREE Publication targeting Pacific people in New Zealand. Educating and informing Pacific health service users, it is New Zealand's only publication dedicated solely to Pacific people's health.

The Taranaki Multi-Ethnic Council - Building Bridges of Friendship in Taranaki

For more information, contact John Konijn - Phone: 06-757 5795 (work) or 06-758 6417
Fax: 06-7567833Address: PO Box 132, New Plymouth 4340
Email: Website:

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