Welcoming Communities

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Kia ora!

The results of the Newcomer Survey are now available. Thank you to all who provided feedback.

The Newcomer Survey was conducted in March and April this year to gauge the experiences of those who were new to the district and to help provide guidance for future Welcoming Communities activities.

Ninety-five newcomers completed the survey. The results will help inform discussions at an upcoming series of Welcoming Workshops in July that aim to bring together a cross-section of people from the district to create a Welcome Plan to suit the unique needs of those new to Central Otago.

Key findings in the report include:

  • The majority of newcomers came from a large city in New Zealand.
  • Lifestyle was the most common reason cited for moving to Central Otago.
  • The majority of respondents felt welcomed into the community.
  • 28 per cent believed their community was accepting of different cultures and beliefs, 22 percent believed their community was not accepting of different cultures and beliefs, and 48 percent answered that they were unsure.
  • Employers received high marks with 82 percent of those who work said they were likely to recommend their workplace. 97 percent said they felt respected by their work team either some or all of the time.

Anyone interested in rolling out the welcome mat to newcomers should register for one of four workshops at: www.codc.govt.nz/welcomeworkshop by 4 July.

Kia ora!

The results of the Newcomer Survey are now available. Thank you to all who provided feedback.

The Newcomer Survey was conducted in March and April this year to gauge the experiences of those who were new to the district and to help provide guidance for future Welcoming Communities activities.

Ninety-five newcomers completed the survey. The results will help inform discussions at an upcoming series of Welcoming Workshops in July that aim to bring together a cross-section of people from the district to create a Welcome Plan to suit the unique needs of those new to Central Otago.

Key findings in the report include:

  • The majority of newcomers came from a large city in New Zealand.
  • Lifestyle was the most common reason cited for moving to Central Otago.
  • The majority of respondents felt welcomed into the community.
  • 28 per cent believed their community was accepting of different cultures and beliefs, 22 percent believed their community was not accepting of different cultures and beliefs, and 48 percent answered that they were unsure.
  • Employers received high marks with 82 percent of those who work said they were likely to recommend their workplace. 97 percent said they felt respected by their work team either some or all of the time.

Anyone interested in rolling out the welcome mat to newcomers should register for one of four workshops at: www.codc.govt.nz/welcomeworkshop by 4 July.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    A newcomer is anyone who has recently moved into the community including New Zealanders, migrants, international students, refugees or seasonal staff.

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