Citizens Advice Bureau
Provides information, advice. Service is free, impartial and confidential.
55 Victoria Street, PO Box 19020, Hamilton 3244
Tel: 07 839 0395, Toll Free Call: 0800 367 222, Fax: 07 834 1284
70 Kent Street, PO Box 5481, Frankton, Hamilton 3242
Tel: 07 847 2773, Toll Free Call: 0800 367 222, Fax: 07 847 0379
Waikato Migrant Resource Centre (WMRC)
Boundary Road, Claudelands Park, Hamilton
Tel: 07 853 2192 Please phone for opening hours
University of Waikato (only during University Semester), Hillcrest, Hamilton
Tel: 07 838 4466 extn. 6622 Please phone for opening hours
Waikato Migrant Resource Centre
Boundary Road, Claudelands Park, PO Box 4340, Hamilton
Tel: 07 853 2192, Fax: 07 854 8978
Email: email@example.com Website: www.wmrc.org.nz
The site of several different agencies working together to provide a variety of services. We offer information, support & referral for refugees & migrants. Office hours Monday to Friday 9:00am-5.00pm.
Hamilton i-SITE Travel Centre
New Zealand Automobile Association (AA Centres)
295 Barton Street, Hamilton. Tel: 07 958 3600
Shop 7, Five Cross Roads Shopping Centre, Hamilton. Tel: 07 853 5091
Information regarding driver licensing and motor vehicle registrations. Membership, insurance, loans and touring advice/bookings.
2nd Floor, Caro Street Community Building, PO Box 19111, Hamilton
Tel: 07 839 3191, Fax: 07 839 7987
Recruits and refers volunteers to non-profi t agencies. We match the interests and skills of people who wish to volunteer, with volunteer jobs in the community. We also provide support, development, resources and networks for volunteers and people who work in the not-for-profit sector.
The University of Waikato – Post Graduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching
The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton
Tel: 07 856 2889 ext. 6999 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free English classes – weekly for 6 weeks – offered twice a year within the University semesters. All but absolute beginners welcome. Commitment to classes is necessary.
Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology) School of English Language – ESOL classes
Level G, E Block, Tristram Street, Private Bag 3036, Hamilton
Tel: 07 834 8800 extn 8596, 0800 294 6832, Fax: 07 834 8858
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a wide range of courses including: Certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages (6 levels – Introductory, Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate), Certificate in English for Living and Working in New Zealand, Certificate in Advanced English (4 levels), Training Opportunities (TOPs) in English for Speakers of Other Languages, concurrent programmes (English + IT, English + Business, English + Health), IELTS exam preparation, Part-time English, Summer School English, and English for Migrant Mothers. Grants for free study may be available for Permanent Residents and Refugees.
Department of Internal Affairs Translation Service
PO Box 805, Wellington
Tel: 04 470 2920, Toll Free Call: 0800 872 675, Fax: 04 470 2921
Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project
135 London Street, PO Box 19051, Hamilton
Tel: 07 834 3148, Fax: 07 834 3149 Email: email@example.com
We provide a range of educational groups for men, women and youth on the dynamics of domestic violence. We run a specialized programme for Asian women and provide free childcare for all our groups. All women’s and youth groups are free to attend.
Hamilton Budgeting Advisory Trust
800 Victoria Street, PO Box 524, Hamilton
Tel: 07 838 1339, Fax: 07 838 2014 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.budgeting.co.nz
Provides free budget advice (with ongoing consultancy) and budgeting education. For a small fee, we provide Total Money Management, complete control of a client’s finances for a limited time, Summary Instalment Orders through the Official Assignee and informal Creditor’s Pools (both of these are forms of debt repayment)
Parentline Charitable Trust Child Advocacy Service
48 Palmerston Street, PO Box 11077, Hamilton
Tel: 07 839 4536, Fax: 07 839 4515
Email: email@example.com Website: www.parentline.org.nz
Parentline works with children up to the age of 12, and their family/whanau who have any worries or concerns. These worries or concerns may involve behavioural problems, child abuse, bullying, separation of parents, domestic violence and trauma. Parentline offers a variety of groups for children that include self worth, boss of anger, keeping ourselves safe and domestic violence healing. Parenting programmes, loss and grief issues for separated parents and anger management programmes are also available for adults.
Hamilton District Community Law Centre
Second Floor, 109 Anglesea Street, PO Box 1319, Hamilton 3240
Tel: 07 839 0770, Fax: 07 839 5158 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free legal advice, information and education service.
Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Centre (SHAMA)
27 Beatty Street, Hamilton
Tel: 07 843 3811 Email: email@example.com
Drop in centre for ethnic women to meet and gain information and support. English classes, health workshops, yoga classes, legal advice and children’s programmes are provided, also support for women experiencing domestic violence.
Victim Support Hamilton Group
Dinsdale Police Station, 48 Whatawhata Road, Private Bag 3078, Hamilton
Tel: 07 846 8075, Toll Free Call: 0800 842 846, Fax: 07 846 6499
Tel: 07 858 6200 (after hours – ask for Victim Support)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.victimsupport.org.nz
Works with victims of crime, accident and emergency to provide crisis intervention support and information, court and restorative justice support, parole board submissions and Victim Impact Statements. Service is free, confidential and available 24 hours daily.
New Zealand Red Cross (Northern / Midland Region)
422 Te Rapa Road, PO Box 9014, Hamilton
Tel: 07 849 0285, Fax: 07 850 6142
Email: email@example.com Website: www.redcross.org.nz
First Aid classes are run throughout the year. Basic First Aid can be taught in Somali with interpreter assistance. A Tracing Service to reunite families separated through war or natural disaster. A Message Service to families who are separated by conflict and war. Friendship Bags are made available for refugees on arrival. Emergency clothing, some bedding and furniture are also made available for refugees on arrival through Refugee Services Aotearoa New Zealand.
63-65 Sedden Road, Private Bag 3215, Hamilton
Tel: 07 847 2849, Freephone 0800 785 646, Fax: 07 847 2850
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.stjohn.org.nz
St John is a charitable organization providing a wide range of health and community services. We provide ambulance service to 85% of New Zealand (including Hamilton). Visit our website to purchase first aid kits and supplies, to make a donation, or to find out about first aid courses, the St. John Youth programmes volunteering for St. John.
Ambulance Services – St. John
In an emergency dial 111 and ask for ‘Ambulance’
Non urgent ambulance service phone 0800 426 285
Victoria Central Accident and Medical Centre
750 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Tel: 07 834 0333
Opens daily, 8:00am-10:00pm
Hamilton Central Clinic, 12 Richmond Street, Hamilton
Plunket Line – TollFree Call 24 hours, 7 days: 0800 933 922 Website: www.plunket.org.nz
Provides well-child assessments, supports the health & well-being of families/whanau and young children. Operates a low-cost car seat rental service, education courses for parents/caregivers, playgroups, walking/discovery groups, toy library and coffee support groups for parents/caregivers.
Clinic Bookings: 07 839 3982 extn 1, Car Seat Rental Scheme: 07 839 2123, Parenting Courses: 07 839 3982 extn 4
Waikato Hospital – 24 hour Emergency Accident and Medical Services
Pembroke Street, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton
Tel: 07 839 8899, 07 839 8666, Fax: 07 839 8799
Waikato Hospital visiting hours are generally between 11:00am and 8:00pm.
Anglesea Accident and Urgent Medical Clinic
Corner Anglesea and Thackeray Streets, Hamilton
Tel: 07 858 0800, Fax: 07 858 0806
24 hours, 7 days urgent medical and injury care.