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Livin g in Rotorua
a guide to newcomers

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Thinking to Moving to Rotorua?

Every last Friday of the month
12.10 - 12.50 pm
@ Rotorua Arts Village (RAVE)
Corner of Hinemaru and Hinemoa Sts

Gain an understanding of the challenges of settling into NZ life as a migrant talks of their culture and experiences.


This will be our the last meeting until
30 March next year.

Fabian, Simon & Andrea from
Renato from Brazil
Cho from Burma
Kjell from Norway

The newsletter focuses on local services relevant to migrants, upcoming events and items of interest.


Volunte ering Guide

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New to Rotorua?

If you are a new migrant, I can put you in touch with
information and services to help you settle into our community.

Se ttlement Support New Zealand is part of a nationwide network to help migrants get in touch with information and services in their local community, and to support mainstream agencies, community groups and employers in meeting their needs. more

Settlement Support NZ provides a clear point of contact for:

(1) migrants to access information and obtain referrals to relevant services
(2) employers and local organisations

Destination Rotorua Economic Development delivers the Settlement Support NZ initiative in Rotorua,

3rd Floor, 1136 Arawa Street, Rotorua MAP
Tel: 07 348 4199 ext 7054, Direct Dial: 07 3500 533

Contact the local co-ordinator:

  • with your queries about moving to Rotorua
  • for information about local employers, facilities and organisations
  • if you would like to be kept up to date with immigration news, and local events
  • to make an appointment to meet the Settlement Support Co-ordinator
  • to collect a copy of the Living in Rotorua guide

Like Settlement Support Rotorua to receive regular updates.


Living in Rotorua - a guide for newcomers

The guide is intended for people who have recently moved to Rotorua from overseas.

Getting Information


Finding a Place to Live

Finance and Tax

Getting Around

Health Care

Education and Schooling

Improving Your English


Ethnic groups and Churches


Legal Matters

Maori Culture



Things to do in Rotorua



Investing / Setting Up a Business


Obtaining Work

Rotorua School & Early Childhood Services Guide ..back

View online or collect from the Settlement Support office.

Volunteering Guide ..back
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and improve your English.

View online or collect the Guide from:

1. Settlement Support NZ
3rd Floor, 1136 Arawa Street,

2. Citizens Advice Bureau
Community House, 1115 Haupapa Street,
Rotorua ..back



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