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, Latin American 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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.

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Ezispeak - National Language Assistance Service

Ezispeak is a national language assistance service provider available for participating government agencies in New Zealand.


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Education Programme

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)

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

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. It is equipped with 63 beds, with common kitchen facilities.


Interpreting and Translation Service

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


Interpreting New Zealand Service

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.


Kāhui Tū Kaha: Asian Services - Asian

Kāhui Tū Kaha (previously known as Affinity Services ) provides the following Asian services:

Kāhui Tū Kaha: Muslim Liaison & Training

This team provides mental health education to the Muslim community, individual mental health support, and advice/education to DHB Mental Health and Addictions staff. We welcome self-referrals. 


Kāhui Tū Kaha: Muslim Wellbeing Service - Muslim

The Muslim Wellbeing Service is one of the community mental health services offered by Kāhui Tū Kaha (previously known as Affinity Services).


Korean Counsellors

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


Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust (KPACT)

The Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust provides information and advice to Korean seniors to promote health and wellbeing. For example providing information about social services, facilities and events; providing advice about good health and organising volunteers to keep in contact with seniors.


Korean Women's Network in New Zealand (KWNNZ)

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.