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 »

Volunteer Needed for TTC Driving Programme!

We’re looking for some remarkable women for our TTC Driving Programme willing to volunteer their time to take a refugee-background woman for driving practice. The learner drivers have had lessons with a driving school and need practice to prepare for their restricted licence test. The learner driver will provide the car for practice. Comprehensive training… Read more »

World Refugee Day Photo Exhibition

ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum and Living Wage Movement Aotearoa NZ together hosted an event to mark and celebrate United Nations World Refugee Day on 20 June at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington. Both the organisations organised a Photo Exhibition, My Life……To Live. The photos by Ehsan Hazaveh displayed the lives of six refugee background workers… Read more »

ChangeMakers and Living Wage Movement World Refugee Day 2019 exhibition.

ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum and Living Wage Movement Aotearoa NZ warmly invite you to join us at an event to mark and celebrate United Nations World Refugee Day at 6pm, 20 June, at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. At the event the Hon. Grant Robertson, Wellington MP and Minister of Finance, will launch a photo exhibition,… Read more »

Open Road student Razan gains her full licence

It is our pleasure today to celebrate Razan passing her full licence on the Open Road driving programme. Razan and her mentor Tanya have worked so hard to get to this point. Congratulations Razan and heartfelt thanks to Tanya for all the time she gave to helping Razan reach her goal. An awesome achievement!