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.
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.
Multicultural New Zealand commends young African Kiwis and calls for more resourcing for NZ Police
04 March 2016
Multicultural New Zealand finds the report on African youth experiences with the Police and the New Zealand justice system disturbing and wishes to see more resources directed to NZ Police.
“We would like to acknowledge and commend the young individuals/people who shared and spoke out about their experiences - Tū mai, tautokona te kotahitanga o ngā iwi – kaua e tū atu! (Stand Up for Race Unity – don’t be a bystander!),” said Alexis LewGor, MNZ President. Read more here.
Multicultural March 2016
01 March 2016
New Zealand is amongst the most culturally and ethnically diverse nation in the world. Race Relations Day is celebrated all over the country on 21 March every year to acknowledge the equal rights of everyone, to avoid discrimination and to celebrate oneness in the midst of diversity. Read more here.