CRS News

CRS AGM 2019

CRS hosted its 2019 Annual General Meeting on 25 September at the Christchurch Netball Centre. The event was attended by representatives of other non-governmental organisations, government departments and funding agencies,…

Podcast on “Wearing the hijab”

CRS Board member Sally Carlton hosts a human rights radio show/podcast called Speak Up-Kōrerotia, which airs on Plains FM 96.9. One recent show looked at “Wearing the hijab” with Christchurch…

Craft Without Borders

Craft Without Borders aims to connect refugee- and migrant-background people with the wider Ōtautahi community through creating and sharing traditions. CRS values this initiative, and many of its staff voluntarily…

World Refugee Day 2019

To mark World Refugee Day 2019, CRS and other partners in the refugee resettlement sector arranged a celebratory event. The event showcased the talents and journeys of Christchurch’s former refugee…

CRS Under 5s and Parents’ Expo 2019

Sally Pitama from Ngāi Tahu opens the event Every year, CRS hosts an expo for parents of young children from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The event is an opportunity for…

INFoRM and the Our Future Together newsletter

In the 1990s, agencies working with migrants and refugees in Christchurch established a collaborative, face-to-face forum through which cross-sectoral issues could be raised and addressed, sector updates shared, and relationships…

The CRS AGM 2018

On September 26th, CRS held its 2018 Annual General Meeting at the Christchurch Netball Centre. As with many organisations an AGM is a great time to look back at our…

World Refugee Day 2018

June 20th is World Refugee Day. A day to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of women & men, who alongside their families are forced to flee for…

The CRS Under 5’s Expo 2017

There was an amazing turnout for the CRS Under 5’s Expo at the fantastic Aranui Wainoni Community Centre in June. This annual event gives families from refugee and migrant backgrounds the opportunity…
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