About Newcomers Network

We are an informal social group which supports people in the Mid Canterbury district. Newcomers can help you get in touch with local people, clubs and organisations.

The Newcomers Network was established several years ago so people new to Ashburton and the surrounding area could meet and interact with other newcomers, like-minded people and people from their country of origin. It has evolved to include a governance group and an advisory group.

Overall the aim is to connect people in the district so they feel more at home in Mid Canterbury.newcomers20152

Our groups

Newcomers and friends meetups - We meet up regularly, on the last Friday of each month. The meetings are in a relaxed and informal setting and we may have speakers from a variety of organisations come along to talk about relevant interests/issues for newcomers. It is a great opportunity to meet some new people at this family friendly evening.

International womens group meets every first Friday of each month. It's a great chance to meet some new people for a chat over a cuppa.

We also have additional social events, gatherings, talks and workshops - just take a look at our Facebook page!

Joining our database

You can join our database and receive regular updates on our site which is listed below. You can also contact the coordinator to join the database or to discuss any new ideas for groups. We always welcome volunteers who may be interested in running any groups themselves. We can provide general support and assist you to link with other organisations that may be able to meet your needs. Click here to download a membership form or join online.

Mid Canterbury migrants and newcomers research document

Over a five year period a document researching and reviewing the progress on migrant and newcomers settlement in Mid Canterbury has been worked on. The document is available to the public and provides a view of issues for newcomers to the area. Hard copies of the document are available from the Ashburton District Council. Click here to view the document


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Phone: (03) 308 1395 ext 239

Mobile: 027 220 8791

Web: www.newcomers.co.nz/regions/canterbury/ashburton/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewcomersMidCanterbury