New to NZ

Welcome to New Zealand!

Welcome beachNew to New Zealand

If you are new to the Auckland North Region, Raeburn House is here to welcome you and help you settle into your new communityIt's a challenge moving countries! Setting up a new home, renegotiating work and care for the family, without extended family and friends around in the initial phase. Finding employment, understanding new and different systems, establishing social connections and building up networks etc, take time and one can feel so alone at times. Raeburn House can help you!

Raeburn House Newcomers Services

Raeburn House values the rich diversity of our communities and can support you and your family through the following services:

CircleHandsCommunity Vounteer Centre

You can make a real difference in your Community! 
Join the CVC and help yourself by helping others!
The Community Volunteer Centre aims to strengthen communities through volunteering in the North Auckland area. We provide a referral service for individuals who wish to volunteer and a recruitment service for community organisations, groups and businesses who wish to recruit volunteers to assist their organisations work. We also provide general information, advice, support, training and networking opportunities to help individuals and organisations to engage and enhance their services through volunteering. Whether you have a few hours a week or a few days a month to spare, we can help you to find volunteer work in your local community.

TeaCupsGlobal Food and Friends


Global Food & Friends is a friendship group for newcomers, migrants, refugees and Kiwis.  You can learn about Kiwi culture, find out how local services can help you to settle in New Zealand, try foods from around the world, meet others, make new friends and have fun. Learn from a wide range of speakers and activities.



Migrant & Refugee Directory

Support services at your fingertips! Contains up-to-date information on accessible support services for Newcomers in the Waitemata Region. Available in hardcopy or free online.


Courses for All

Click here to see the Index of our New Courses

Contact Kimberly: (09) 441 8989 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Information for new migrants

Immigration New Zealand provides free information for new migrants about living in New Zealand. Here are some ways you can access this information:

See our website
Phone 0800 776 948 to ask your questions (ask for ‘Language Line’ to speak to someone in your language)
Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visit your local CAB office for face-to-face information and upcoming courses 

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