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.
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.
Auckland Ethnic Communities Engagement Summit
21 April 2016
Auckland to host the first of three national summits aimed at creating stronger links between the different ethnic communities in Aotearoa New Zealand, and with the wider community sector. The summit at Auckland’s AUT City Campus on April 30 is titled ‘I know what the media tells you, but do you know who I am?’ and will be a candid participatory event with discussion between panellists and the audience on the roles of diverse cultures in New Zealand society. Read more here.
Boards of Trustees fail to reflect diversity of students in Hamilton
Just over half of Hamilton's school children are of Maori, Pacific, Asian and other non-European ethnicities, but all these groups are under-represented. There were 3,374 Asian students in Hamilton schools last year, making up 11.34 per cent of the total number of students. But less than 2 per cent of school trustees identified as Asian. Read more.
Boards of Trustees fail to reflect diversity of students in Christchurch
There were 5,889 Asian students in Christchurch schools last year, making up 10.9 per cent of the total number of students. But only 0.2 per cent of school trustees identified as Asian. Read more here.
MNZ Seeking School Trustees
18 March 2016
Multicultural New Zealand is profiling people from ethnic communities who have become members of school boards of trustees, to encourage more people to stand for election. Elections for boards of trustees are being held in May of this year. Read more here.