We've Got Your Back

Published: 27-Jul-2017

The Waimakariri - Migrants and Newcomers Group is launching the “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign at the Rangiora Winter Festival this Saturday. Our team will be wearing yellow and black t-shirts and giving away yellow and black goodies. Come see us and receive a warm welcome in our marquee located outside the Farmers Building on High Street, Rangiora.

We've Got Your BackThe Oxford Community Trust in partnership with their local community originally developed the “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign.  The campaign is being rolled out across the district along with the philosophy of supporting new people to help them to feel welcome and settled in the Waimakariri. 

The purpose is to create an understanding in our community that our population is changing and becoming more diverse and this will continue as our district grows.  We want migrants, refugees and Kiwis new to the district to know that there are people and support agencies here to help them feel welcome.

Emily Chapman from Oxford Community Trust says, “We want to raise awareness of the difficulties and challenges people face coming to live in a different country and area, and to let them know that they are in a community that will support them and help them with as many opportunities as possible.”

Name: Denise Wiggins

Phone: 021 241 8793