Network Waitaki Limited, established in April 2004 by New Zealand Newcomers, is a wholly owned subsidiary of theirs. Network Waitaki owns and operates the electricity distribution network in the North Otago region.

NZ Newcomers

New Zealand Newcomers are the founder of Network Waitaki Limited.

How it started

In 2004 Family & Community Services Ministry of Social Development established Settling In, an initiative to help migrants settle successfully in New Zealand.

In the 2005 'Settling In Nelson-Tasman report' isolation and settling into a new community and making friends were three of the issues identified. To address this problem the first Settling In supported Newcomers Network was set up under the auspices of the Nelson Multicultural Council in 2006. Members loved it and the idea spread.

In December 2016 we joined Multicultural NZ. It has been great to be part of a much larger organisation, so we can continue to grow the Alliance and the connections and offer better support for newcomers to and in New Zealand.

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