Helping migrants get settled

Multicultural Day, celebrated on the last Friday of August by Multicultural Tauranga.

Finding your way around a new city or town can be tough, especially as a migrant.

Thankfully in Tauranga, Multicultural Tauranga is here to help.

They offer settlement services such as English conversation classes, networking opportunities, information evenings, workshops and so much more to new migrants looking to settle and migrants who are already established here in Tauranga.

The group runs a variety of educational and fun events throughout the year for migrants to socialise, learn and enjoy what Tauranga has to offer.

For those interested, they are hosting a newcomers’ evening on May 18 from 6pm at the Wesley Methodist Church hall.

This will be a great opportunity to create new friendships and learn more about Multicultural Tauranga.

“There will be fun games and entertainment, a delicious Thai meal and a welcoming atmosphere to meet and mingle with fellow migrants settling in the Bay of Plenty,” says Multicultural Tauranga’s regional manager Premila D’Mello.

They’re also running a Pink Ribbon High Tea on Tuesday, June 4, from 4pm to raise funds for cancer support services.

Multicultural Tauranga also runs free conversation English classes, driving assistance programmes and free women’s-only swimming sessions at Greerton pools on Wednesdays from 7pm-8pm in collaboration with Bay Venues.

“We are currently running a 10-week welcoming programme for women to help migrant women to become familiar and confident about living in this the BOP area.”

You can find out all about their services at: and on Facebook.

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