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Ashburton/Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network

Upcoming Events in Ashburton/Mid Canterbury

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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!

Our Coordinator: Mercedes

Kia Ora and hello,

My name is Mercedes, and I am the Coordinator of the Mid-Canterbury Newcomers Network.

I’m passionate about getting involved with the community, meeting people, building relationships and helping people feel welcome and connect with others, as well as empowering migrants and newcomers.

We are part of Hakatere Multicultural Council, and I would love to hear from you.  So please feel free to contact me either through our Facebook page or email to

Contact Ashburton/Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network
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Phone: (03) 308 1395


44 Cass Street


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