The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils is a non-government body acting as an umbrella organisation for the ethnic communities of New Zealand. Its primary role is to promote, support and share information among the Regional Councils and New Zealand's Ethnic Communities. Read more.
What data can tell us about the challenges faced by migrants in Aotearoa, New Zealand
By Alexis LewGor, President of Multicultural New Zealand
Media Release I 03 May 2017
As president of Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) I am fortunate to be involved in a number of innovative projects that contribute to a positive and inclusive future in Aotearoa.
One such project we have been partnering with Cultural Connections which is New Zealand’s first social enterprise to specialise in migrant research – an important, diverse and changing community who make up 25% of New Zealand’s population.Read more here.
Inaugural National Race Relations Day Celebration 2017
14 March 2017
Every 21st March, we join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In New Zealand, communities across the country host hundreds of events on and around the 21st of March to mark Race Relations Day to promote and showcase our culture through dance, music and food. Read more here.
NZFMC and RMC’s Race Relations Day Celebration Events 2017 - That's Us, Welcoming Diversity
Events I 23 Feb 2017
New Zealand is amongst the most culturally and ethnically diverse nations in the world. Every 21st March, we join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In New Zealand, communities across the country host hundreds of events on and around the 21st of March to mark Race Relations Day to promote and showcase our culture through dance, music and food. We also use the opportunity to demonstrate successful settlement outcomes for refugees and migrants, inclusion and tackling racism and discrimination. Read more here.
Multicultural New Zealand supports call to collect data on hate crime
Media Release I 23 Feb 2017
Multicultural New Zealand supports the Human Rights Commission and the NZ Jewish Council in their call for the Police to collect data on the incidence of hate crime. Executive Director Tayo Agunlejika said that the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) had called for the government to collect statistical data on complaints, prosecutions and sentences for racially motivated crimes when it considered New Zealand’s relations performance ten years ago (2007) but a system had still not been put in place. Read more here.
NZFMC Insight Building workshop for Seniors
30 January 2016
The Multicultural New Zealand is organising the Insight Building Workshop for Seniors on 11 March 2017 at Filipino Community Centre, 90 Cuba Street, Petone and hosted by the NZFMC Seniors Council.
New Zealand is amongst the most culturally and ethnically diverse nations in the world. With the increase in growth rate of the migrant communities in NZ, there is a higher probability for the New Zealand’s ageing migrant population becoming much noticeable in the future. Helping our aged people to remain active and motivating them for an unceasing service to the community provides a stable economy and society. Keeping them active also improves their level of independency, which in turn provides them a healthy physical and mental life. Read more here.
Social Enterprise Development Programme
20 December 2016
we are delighted to advise you that our 2016 funding application to Nikau Foundation for Social Enterprise Development Programme has been successful. We have secured funding through the Richard and Doreen Evans Charitable Trust and is to be used for developing a plan for a social enterprise. A one day workshop will be held at Orongomai marae in Upper Hutt on Saturday 4 March 2017 from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Read more here.
2016 NZCFC confirmed for 26th and 27th November 2016 at Centre Park, Mangere
11 October 2016
The New Zealand Communities Football Cup (NZCFC) is an annual tournament that brings together the best regional ethnic football teams and a selection of local women’s teams. Globally, football provides a common playing field for people to connect, regardless of their ethnicity, who they are or where they’re from. Read more here.
NZFMC Youth Leadership Camp 2016
08 July 2016
The NZFMC Youth Council is organising the NZFMC Youth Leadership Camp 2016 at the Orongomai Marae, 1 Railway Ave, Wellington from 21 July 2016 till 24 July 2016.
Purpose of this Camp:
The camp aims to bring together youth representatives from throughout NZ. At the camp the young people would be equipped with skills and resources to be change agents in their communities, build quality relationships with key stakeholders, develop a youth strategy that implements its vision, and establish a strong network of youth ambassadors who will work together to address challenges in the community. Read more here.
Wellington Ethnic Communities Engagement Summit
05 May 2016
The second of 3 national summits following the first held in Auckland. The summit aims to create stronger links between the different ethnic communities in Aotearoa New Zealand, and with the wider community sector. Read more here.
27th Annual General Meeting
21 April 2016
The 27th Annual General Meeting of the Multicultural New Zealand, the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils will be held from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June 2016 at The Gateway Hotel, 206 Kirkbride Rd, Mangere, Auckland. Read more here.