Newcomers

Newcomers

Albany is a very diverse community with newcomers making up almost half of our population. Our vision is to ensure that people feel connected and valued and are able to contribute to our community. We welcome you and are here to support you to discover and enjoy all that our amazing community has to offer.

Contact us if you would like to become a volunteer  or to start a new group for newcomers.

Please click here if you would like to join or find out more.

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Useful Links

Activities at Albany House for Newcomers

Good Vibrations

MIGRANTS & MUSIC IN COMMUNITY

Here is a music program with a difference – we are a group of seniors, new to NZ, co-creating music together!

Leave the isolation and loneliness you might be feeling behind – this is a place where people can express their needs/emotions related to relocation through music. This is a place to develop your music skills together, grow together, feel a sense of belonging, and build a positive understanding of your new community. This is a place to make connections with each other — the community and the music!

Through music and the variety of cultures in the group, it will seem like you are traveling the world in Albany!

Every Thursday (term time) from 1:15pm-3:00pm at Albany House

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Big Tree Thursdays

MIGRANTS & MUSIC IN COMMUNITY

MUSIC- TOYS – PLAY – REFRESHMENTS

Have fun being part of a group of new & old friends with little children

SUPPORT & RESOURCES FOR NEWCOMERS

Supporting mums/caregivers and their children through music-sharing with the professional music therapist, Sophie Buxton, doing community music therapy.

Every Thursday (term time) from 9:30am-11:30am at Albany House

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Beginner’s Ukulele Class

Beginners’ ukulele group starts on 22 January 2016 at Albany House at 10:30 am.
Come and meet Peter, the friendliest Ukulele Tutor in town!
Don’t have a ukulele yet?
No worries, just come, listen and try.
$5 donation only

Txt Laure (Newcomers coordinator) on 02 24 188 199 to let her know you are coming.

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Cozy Coffee

NEWCOMERS NETWORK ALBANY

Starts on 22 January 2016!

Hot coffee, a warm company — perfect for chilly winter!  See you there!

Albany House

Every Friday (term time only)

10:30-11:30am

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Walking group

NEWCOMERS NETWORK ALBANY

Get to know your local area — come and join us!

Meet at Albany House

Every Friday (term time only)

9:30-10:30am

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Past Groups/Events

  • Collaborative English Class
  • Swap a Book Club – bring a book you have read, discuss it and take a new one home
  • Coffee, Tea or Me – coffee and friendship group
  • Speak Easy Kiwi – practice your speaking skills in a relaxed fun group
  • Pakora to Pavlova- celebrating ethnic and local culture and cuisine
  • Tai Chi-relax, de-stress and make new friends
  • Lest we Forget- celebrating ANZAC Day, making poppies and ANZAC biscuits

Got a great idea? Interested in getting involved yourself? Want to find out more?

Give us a shout – We look forward to hearing from you!