The nominations are now open for ChangeMakers’ board

The nominations are now open for ChangeMakers’ board! Please find attached the nomination form for the elections on November 26 AGM. We want to ensure that we have a democratic election and ensure that we have a board that works for all communities in ChangeMakers. Nomination forms along with a one-page expression of interest must… Read more »

Media Release: Getting the message across, the simple Kiwi way

How do you get the key messages of Covid19 and the lockdown across to our diverse communities, in particular for those who struggle with English?  Ron Beernink revived his drawing skills to create simple cartoons to initially target these messages at people from refugee backgrounds.  “The Covid19 messaging was not easy to understand and to… Read more »

Picnic in the Park

On  28 January ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum welcomed in the New Year with a Picnic in the Park event. This was an opportunity for people from across our communities, neighborhoods and various organisations to come together and enjoy the summer in Wellington City. The picnic was held at the Pukeahau Memorial Park and people bought food… Read more »

Another restricted Licence… and urgent need of volunteers

A Perfect Drive! Congratulations to Erika who passed her restricted licence yesterday without any errors, in fact, she drove so well the testing officer joked “that was a bit boring!” after the test! Well done! Such a great result is a testament to the fantastic quality of mentors and driving instructor support on the Open… Read more »

December Newsletter

Please find attached our December Newsletter.

Women keen to connect and share cultures

Cooking, swimming, learning to drive, dancing and traditional crafts were just some of the ideas put forward by the  50 women from 10 ethnic communities who came to a meeting organised by ChangeMakers and MClass on 22 October. It was the first of 3 women’s discussion groups to be held in the Wellington and Porirua… Read more »

ChangeMakers media release on change in refugee policy

ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum has welcomed the change to New Zealand’s refugee policy to remove the requirement that people born in Middle Eastern or African countries must have a family member already in NZ to be able to apply for refugee status. “ChangeMakers believes it was hard to describe the policy as anything but unfair and… Read more »

Women’s Support Group – Wellington and Porirua

We invite women from our communities to come and share your ideas for future community projects, activities and events at one of our upcoming women’s discussion groups in Wellington and Porirua Tuesday, 22 October 12.15pm – MClass, Level 1, 39 Webb Street, Wellington. Tuesday, 29 October 10am – English Language Partners, Level 1, 3 Hartham… Read more »

World Refugee Day Soccer Tournament.

ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum, Capital Football, The Wellington Phoenix  and Better Football, hosted a special World Refugee Day Football Tournament between refugee background communities and Host community on 23rd  June at ASB Sports Centre to celebrate and acknowledge diversity.  There were eight teams from different nationalities, included players from Columbia, Eritrea, Syria, Afghanistan and Iran.  The… Read more »