Immigration New Zealand (INZ) contracts 13 community-based providers to deliver settlement support services to quota refugees following their arrival in settlement locations around the country.
A recent media release announced three new refugee settlement location providers for Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch and contract renewal for Ashburton and Timaru providers to provide settlement services to refugees from 1 July 2022. They have improved their service provision to provide more consistency and continuity of support for refugees arriving in New Zealand; and enable providers to have more opportunities to offer robust wrap-around support to refugees.
The following are the changes to the scope of the services:
Contract negotiations are underway for the remaining settlement service providers in Palmerston North, Levin, Masterton, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim.