Despite the recession, Refugee Services New Zealand will not be making any cutbacks in the resettlement of refugees.
Communications coordinator Jude Walcott says although money is getting tighter, the service will not make any compromises in helping refugees integrate into New Zealand society.
“There is definitely not as much to go around this year, particularly in donations [...]
Refugees are being educated and guided in an Auckland programme that specifically helps families adjust to life in a new country.
Part of Selwyn College, Refugee Education for Adults and Families (REAF) is helping those who have experienced the trauma of being forced out of their own country.
REAF director Margaret Chittenden says 180 refugees from [...]
Families in areas such as Manukau and Papkura have significantly less access to the internet than families on the North Shore or Rodney.
Figures obtained from Statistics New Zealand show that in Manukau City 40 per cent of families have no internet access at home, compared with just 13 per cent on the North Shore.
Computers in [...]