Migrant and Refugee Services

A list of cultural or language appropriate health and social services that may be useful for CALD migrant and refugee clients / patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to source and ensure that the information provided on this section is correct at the date of posting on the website. Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date. If you find any information that you believe may be inaccurate, please email to eCALD Admin

  • The following list is in alphabetical order.
  • You can search services by DHB region (eg Auckland Central, Waitemata, Lakes). You can find the DHB region location boundaries here.
  • You can also search service by keyword (eg children, older people, Asian, Middle Eastern, family violence, mental health etc).

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Disability Connect [South Auckland]

Disability Connect provides culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) disability information and advisory service to improve the quality of information to non-English speaking families in the South Auckland region and to connect them to appropriate services.

Ethnic Community Groups in New Zealand [Govt] [National]

The Office of Ethnic Communities provides a community directory of ethnic groups on their website.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Education Programme [National]

The FGM Education Programme is a community based programme set up to provide improved reproductive health care services for women affected by FGM through provider training and support, and to prevent the occurrence of FGM in New Zealand through community education and health promotion.

Hepatitis (Chinese Nurse) [National]

Cantonese and Mandarin speaking clients who want to know more about hepatitis or free hepatitis blood checks (criteria may apply), can contact the Chinese speaking Hepatitis Foundation Nurse: Siaw Ling Chia. 

Hindu Niwas [NGO] [Auckland Region]

Hindu Niwas provides accommodation to seniors, at-risk women and children, socio-economically deprived families, and respite for caregivers, international students and visitors to Auckland for people of any background.

Interpreting and Translation Service [CMDHB] [Counties Manukau District]

Counties Manukau DHB Interpreting and Translation Service (CMDHB) is the provider of interpreting and translation services to CMDHB patients. 

Interpreting New Zealand Service [NGO] [National]

Interpreting New Zealand Service is a Wellington-based provider of face-to-face, telephone or video interpreting services in 70 languages including NZ Sign Language on a fee for service basis.

Korean Counsellors [Private] [Auckland Region]

A list of Korean counsellors (private practices) in the Auckland region.

Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust (KPACT) [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust provides information and advice to Korean seniors to promote health and wellbeing.

Korean Women's Network in New Zealand (KWNNZ) [National]

The Korean Women’s Network in New Zealand (KWNNZ) enables its participants to socialise and share experiences and information on many aspects of life in New Zealand, such as children’s education, business and the healthcare system. Guest speakers and weekly sessions are offered.

Language Line [Govt] [National]

The Department of Internal Affairs' Office of Ethnic Communities' Language Line is a national provider of telephone service for many participating government agencies.

Lead Maternity Carers (LMC) & Obstreticians - Asian, Middle Eastern and Other Languages [Waitemata District]

The following is a list of Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs) and Obstetricians working in the Waitemata district who speak Asian, Middle Eastern, European (Russia, German) and Afrikaans languages.

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