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Refugee Resettlement: Spotlight on Aotearoa: Te Whanganui-a-Tara - May 2022

On the 25th May 2022 at Ricoh House, Te-Whanganui-a-Tara, the Social Change Collective and the red cross hosted the Refugee Resettlement - Spotlight on Aotearoa.

We enjoyed hearing from our incredible speakers, Dawit and Jake, and our fantastic facilitator Sakhr, and imagine you left feeling inspired to take action and make a difference for the refugee community in Aotearoa.



There are several resources to continue expanding your knowledge about the resettlement journey refugees experience upon arrival in Aotearoa. Continue exploring this space and share your knowledge with friends and whānau.


After the Tampa - From Afghanistan to New Zealand by Abbas Nazari

After escaping the Taliban as a young child, adrift at sea as a refugee for weeks, Abbas Nazari shares the experience of himself and hundreds of asylum seekers who were rescued from drowning in the Indidan Ocean by the Norwegian container trip - the Tampa.


#PassTheMic Podcast

Spotlighting the lives of people from migrant and former refugee backgrounds living in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) one conversation at a time. They feature fifteen awesome people living in Tāmaki Makaurau who tell us about themselves, their lives and together with our host, Elina Ashimbayeva, unpack pressing issues and creative solutions that shift systems and society for the better.

RNZ Podcast - Making New Zealand Home

Several epodes available on the Radio New Zealand website bringing stories from New Zealanders who were forced to leave their homelands and have resettled here in Aotearoa.


Together We Make a Nation

Together we make a nation is an interactive online documentary which follows four women of refugee backgrounds living in New Zealand.


TWMAN explores the stories of Ola from Poland, Neary from Cambodia, Yibeth from Colombia and Dalal from Syria. The women tell us about life in their former countries, why they had to leave and their lives now in New Zealand.


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