Settlement Support New Zealand (SSNZ) is a free government service from the Department of Labour’s Immigration Service that helps newcomers feel welcomed and at home in New Zealand.
In each of their 18 locations, SSNZ initiatives work closely with other agencies, such as city councils and non-government organisations, to ensure you can easily access relevant information and local services.
You’ll find a range of assistance through SSNZ, including:
- employment advice and networking support
- housing information
- access to language services
- health and education information
- contacts to community groups
- and much more!
The website, www.ssnz.govt.nz, can give you more details of what to expect from SSNZ as well as links to regional websites and contact details for you new community. If it sounds like you’d benefit from SSNZ services, don’t hesitate to contact them – each branch has great staff ready and willing to help.