Language and compassion

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In her native Kurdish, ‘Galawezh’ is the name of a summer month and also the planet Venus. Galawezh has been involved with CRS ever since she arrived in Christchurch in…

Finding meaning through work

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Zeinap Hussein fled the civil war in Somalia and eventually arrived in New Zealand, via Kenya and the Netherlands. She has many roles at CRS, including as a Bilingual Community…

World Refugee Day 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…
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