If you are in South Canterbury, a recent migrant, international student or temporary visa holder who needs some extra help and support during this difficult time the Aoraki Migrant Centre may be able to help.
Please complete this form and we will contact you to see how we can help.
For more info from immigration click here (link) https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/migrant-information.
If you would like to speak to someone please call us on 687-7332
If you are outside the South Canterbury District and you need help you can contact one of your other Multicultural Councils on https://multiculturalnz.org.nz/councils?src=nav
Welfare Helpline - 0800 24 24 11
This number is staffed 7am-7pm for people who feel vulnerable and have no alternative means of accessing essential services such as food and medicine. Or visit their website www.timaru.govt.nz
Information in different languages for ethnic communities about COVID-19 and what it means for you, your family and your communities .
To check whether you are eligible for extra financial assistance or to find out about the wage subsidy for employers please visit their website on https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/eligibility/emergencies/2020/coronavirus.html
COVID-19 is changing our daily lives. It’s important to look after our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our whānau and community as we get through this – together.
If you are a victim of family violence or in a relationship that makes you fearful about your own or anyone else's safety, seek help as soon as possible. You have the right to be safe.
For information on Visa extensions and updates, border closures, entry restrictions and departures from NZ visit www.immigration.govt.nz or for urgent queries only call:
+64 9 952 1679 | outside New Zealand
0508 225 288 | within New Zealand
The Immigration Contact Centre is currently experiencing extremely high call volumes and you may face an extended delay in your call being answered.