Red Cross - Pathways to Settlement

Red Cross is the primary provider of support for families settling in Palmerston North under the refugee settlement programme. Red Cross currently settle 165 individuals (approximately 40 households) - many of whom are young people or children.

Red Cross are currently seeking willing volunteers to join their team and make a difference as a refugee support volunteer. Volunteers are essential for this programme as they provide much of the practical and social support that enables these families to get to know our city and to cope with the day to day tasks that may be challenging to them. For more information about the programme, please read the following information sheet

Volunteers are needed to help families arriving on 27 April 2018 build new lives in our community. All volunteers will take part in a comprehensive training course, starting on 13 March 2018.

If you would like to become a refugee support volunteer or would like further information, please contact Michelle Thomson, Red Cross Volunteer Trainer/Team Leader, by phoning 06 356 8152 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, please visit the Red Cross website for more information or to register your interest.


Maori Education Trust Scholarships

The Māori Education Trust 2018 Scholarship Programme is now open and offers scholarships to Māori secondary school students who meet the respective scholarship’s criteria. The 2018 Secondary Scholarship Programme is made up of the following scholarships:

Year 9
• Ti Maru Maori Trust Secondary Boarding Scholarship
• Rose Hellaby Scholarship

Year 9 – 13
• Sister Anne Henry Scholarship

Year 12 – 13
• RJ Graham Scholarship

Year 13
• VW & LM Rosier Scholarship
• Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship

Students can download an application form from The closing date for applications is 4.30pm Friday 2 March 2018. For more information regarding these scholarships please click here

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Parenting Helpline

Parent Help is a non-profit organisation supporting parents to build resilient and positive families/whānau. Parent Help offer a free confidential Helpline for parents and caregivers providing advice, support and practical strategies on any parenting concern. For further information, free phone 0800 568 856.


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