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New to Napier
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New to Napier

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If you are new to Napier from elsewhere in New Zealand or from another country, there is a lot to learn about your new city. You might need to find a doctor, where the nearest supermarket is, or maybe you want to get to know people.

Newcomers Guide

The newcomers guide is a popular booklet with a lot of practical information for people who have recently moved to Hawke’s Bay, or are interested in moving here. You can download a PDF version in the documents section below.

Face to Face Assistance

If you have moved from another country and you would like to talk to somebody who can help you with all your questions, please visit Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).  They can refer you to people who can help you. 

View Citizens Advice Bureau website

Newcomers Network Hawke's Bay

If you would like to meet other people who have moved to the area, you can join the Newcomers Network, which have lunches organised every fortnight on a Wednesday at 12 noon. Find out more by downloading the newcomers lunch flyer in the documents section below.

See the Newcomers Network website which promotes the lunches as well as other activities.

Top Tips for Settling in Napier Hawke's Bay

There are over 100 members in the Newcomers Network and growing! Sub-groups headed by members of the network include:

  • Writer's group
  • Theatre Going group
  • Meditation group
  • Walking group

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