ASST Mourns the Loss of Dr Hashem Slaimankhel
Wed Jan. 31st 2018
ASST has paid tribute to a great humanitarian and community leader, Dr Hashem Slaimankhel who lost his life in a terrorist attack while visiting Afghanistan.The Board, staff and clients of ASST would like to acknowledge the immense community work Dr Slaimankhel had done throughout his life, helping others and giving ...
Freeman’s Bay School Provide Care Packs for ASST Clients
Fri Dec. 15th 2017
In June, ASST were contacted by Freeman's Bay School teacher Annelies Judson who looks after an accelerant class called the GATE programme. They wanted to work on a project that would solve a problem and benefit the local community, and decided to help refugees in New Zealand. Our Hostel Manager ...
Support ASST and Do Something Great For Your Body!
Tue Dec. 5th 2017
Despite the crucial role ASST plays in ensuring asylum seekers can cope at the most basic level, we receive no government funding and are mostly reliant on the generosity of Trusts and Donors for support which enables us to provide our clients with emergency housing, food, clothing and practical support ...
ASST Features in TVNZ's Neighbourhoods
Thu Sept. 14th 2017
If you want to get a really good idea of how ASST benefits asylum seekers and the community, click here to see a clip from the Grey Lynn episode of Neighbourhoods which aired on Sunday 13 August 2017 on TVNZ1. The clip features the story of Zuhaib Abbas and his ...
Former ASST President Passes Away
Tue Aug. 29th 2017
Former President of ASST, Dr Nagalingam Rasalingam (affectionately known as Ras) passed away peacefully at his home in St. Johns, Auckland on Saturday, August 26 at the age of 81.Ras was a fierce and tireless worker for all refugees focusing on migrant health and re-settlement. He was instrumental in the ...
Wage Peace NZ & Helen Clark
Thu Aug. 24th 2017
'We want to be seen as a good-hearted country. Not a soft-hearted country, but a good-hearted country that wants to pull its weight. And the pride and self-esteem that comes from that is also a positive,' said former Prime Minister Helen Clark. Clark has joined three other ex-Prime Ministers to ...
Last Chance To Buy Original NZ Frameworks Art
Thu Aug. 24th 2017
If you are in the market for an original piece of art by a New Zealand artist, the Asylum Seekers Support Trust has listed the last of the Frame Works fundraiser art on Trade Me.Frame Works is a fundraising initiative of the Asylum Seekers Support Trust. Over 90 New Zealand ...
Seeking Alternatives- Ending Child Detention in the Asia Pacific'
Mon May 2nd 2016
Next Monday 9th May a panel discussion 'Seeking Alternatives- Ending Child Detention in the Asia Pacific' will be taking place at the The University of Auckland. With guest speakers from the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), The International Detention Coalition and Amnesty International New Zealand. See poster for RSVP ...
Our Voices- Refugee Quota Submissions.
Thu Jan. 28th 2016
Amnesty International NZ have created an online forum for submissions concerning the government's rapidly approaching review of the refugee quota. Have your say!
The March of Solidarity
Wed Oct. 7th 2015
March in solidarity with the refugees of the world. Assemble at Britomart, 2pm, Saturday October 10th.