Ashburton/Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network

Upcoming Events

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About us

The Ashburton District “The Granary of New Zealand” covers the central part of the South Island.  The area includes two of New Zealands premier salmon fishing rivers, the Rakaia & the Rangitata. It has the largest area of flat land in any district of New Zealand, and is intensively farmed. The Mid Canterbury area offers spectacular scenery, the rivers, lakes and open spaces of the alpine foothills are very popular with visitors and locals alike wanting to enjoy the spectacular scenery, trout/salmon fishing, skiing, and tranquillity of the area.

The Mid Canterbury Newcomers Group – which is part of the Hakatere Multicultural Council and Mid Canterbury Migrants Centre – offers many regular & varied activities & events for newcomers, these include a coffee group, games group and many other different activities. Join us, we would love to meet you!

Join Ashburton/Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network

Join us to make new friends, find out about events and get involved in your new community.

Our Coordinator: Adi Avnit

Kia Ora and hello,

My name is Adi and I’m from Israel. I arrived to New Zealand and Ashburton only a year ago and I already feel at home in Ashburton with its friendly and welcoming people.

I’m passionate about knowing the community, meeting people, building relationships and helping others feel the same welcome I have felt, as well as empowering other migrants and newcomers.

Feel free to contact me either through our Facebook page, call/SMS or email to [email protected]

I have started out as a volunteer for the newcomers network and would like to put out a call to others to volunteer for the organization – we need you!

Contact Ashburton/Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network

Phone: (03) 308 1395

Mobile: 027 220 8791

44 Cass Street


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Register for free and get to know people in your new community.

Find people to socialise with, try new skills, sports or just enjoy a coffee with other newcomers, we know how it feels to be new in your community.


Volunteers and donations are the life blood of our organisation.