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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.

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

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.

Mangere Refugee Health Service

Mangere Refugee Health Service (MRHS) is funded by Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand to provide onsite holistic, integrated primary care to former (quota) refugees on arrival and during the five-week orientation period at Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa 


New Zealand Family Keepers

New Zealand Family Keepers provides free telephone counselling for Chinese people between Mon-Wed 7:30pm-9:30pm and Thu-Fri 10:30am-12:30pm.


New Zealand Translation Company (NZTC) International

NZTC International is a national provider of document translation service on a fee for service basis.


NZ AIDS Foundation (NZAF) - Asian Support Service

NZ AIDS Foundation Asian Support Service in Auckland. NZAF has employed an Asian community engagement staff member to help connect with the Asian communities and ensure that that HIV prevention messages about safe sex reach people in effective ways.


NZ AIDS Foundation: African Health Promotion Programme

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation, African Health Promotion Programme (AHPP) is an HIV prevention programme for Africans by Africans living in Aotearoa, working together with communities to keep families safe, happy, and healthy. We are focused on preventing the transmission of HIV and providing support for people living with HIV.


NZ Fijian Seniors Association Inc.

The NZ Fijian Seniors Association provides Fijian seniors with information on New Zealand services for older people and promotes social, health wellbeing, and friendship to reduce isolation. Services include home visits.

NZ Red Cross: Refugee Programmes [National]

NZ Red Cross Refugee Programmes include:

PACTRANZ - Pacific International Translations [Private] [National]

Pacific International Translations Ltd is a professional document translation provider on a fee for service basis.


Primary Health Interpreting Service (PHI)

Primary health services such as general practices, primary care organisations, such as Plunket and health and disability NGOs  have access to free interpreting services in the Auckland region funded by the Ministry of Health.


Rainbow Club (for Korean older people)

The Rainbow Cub provides Korean seniors with activities, exercises, health talks, singalongs and games to reduce social isolation.


Refugee Health Promotion

The Refugee Health Promoter works in partnership with health services, refugee communities, government agencies and NGOs to improve the health of refugee communities in the Greater Auckland region.