About CRS

At CRS, we value our relationship with Ngāi Tahu through Sally Pitama, who consistently supports not only the work of CRS but also the refugee and migrant sector on behalf of the iwi.


“CRS exists to support people from refugee and migrant backgrounds living in Christchurch to settle successfully in New Zealand by providing a range of professional services that build on strengths to promote wellbeing and resilience”.


“We recognize the settlement journey in a New Zealand context, committed to the Treaty of Waitangi. We value the provision of a professional service delivered in a holistic, culturally responsive and collaborative way, with an emphasis on social justice which respects individual and community identity.”