Latest Level 2 Updates The most recent guidelines are being updated and can be found here https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-2/ Funerals Gatherings of up to 50 people (indoors or outdoors) for funerals and tangihanga are permitted while New Zealand is at Alert... Keep Reading
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.
Daily Briefing COVID - 19 June 2020
POSTED 11 June 2020
New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm on Monday 8 June. Read More here...
Managing your health conditions during COVID-19
POSTED 27 May 2020
If you are at risk of more severe symptoms from COVID-19, you may choose to continue to limit the number of people you have contact with even when New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.
Press Release: MNZ position - GIVE NOTHING TO RACISM
POSTED 25 May 2020
The leaders of New Zealand’s ethnic communities are calling on New Zealanders to stand by them in the face of unprecedented racist online and on land attacks in the wake of COVID-19. Read More Here...
Press Release: Unemployment Temp Work Visas
POSTED 25 May 2020
Multicultural New Zealand advocates for covid-related industry gaps to be filled by unemployed New Zealanders before opening up borders and workforce to returning migrants. Read More Here...
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Holy Ramadan to everyone ! Hope you all stay well during the Ramadan month, and enjoy being with your whānau/family and play safe (some practical tips attached – many thanks to the contributors/translators Keep Reading
12 May 2020 The Government has announced that New Zealand can safely move out of Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 May. Until then, we're still at Alert Level 3, and all Alert Level 3 guidance and restrictions apply. Cabinet has decided to phase in some aspects of Alert Level 2 in order to manage the risk of stepping down Alert... Keep Reading
A children’s picture book about an Afghan refugee’s first experience￼s in New Zealand. Ali is a newly arrived refugee from Afghanistan and he miss understands the concept of “footy” in His first day at New Zealand school. Check it out and support our local kiwi teenagers and it’s a great education resource for... Keep Reading
7 MAY 2020 Multicultural New Zealand President, Pancha Nyarayanan explains why migrant communities connect with Etu Whanau (ETW) and its values. Please see link to the video here... Keep Reading
6 MAY 2020 Employment New Zealand: Employment-related COVID-19 information Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the workplace - Guidance for employees, employers and businesses, and financial support. Wage subsidy scheme - The Wage Subsidy Scheme has been developed to help businesses and... Keep Reading
5 May 2020 OPINION: Much has been said about Covid-19 community checkpoints and the police approach to dealing with them. Some of the commentary has raised fair questions, to which I wish to respond by articulating why police have proceeded as we have. Early in this crisis, the information available about the nature of the threat and its... Keep Reading
4 MAY 2020The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind.This Meaningful May Calendar has daily actions for May 2020 to help us respond to this global crisis with a sense of purpose and meaning. Download as an image for sharing or a PDF for printing. Please pass on to others. Keep Reading
Unite Against COVID-19 New information sheets are now available on the website in 23 languages. Included are a Welfare Services contact card, Alert level tables, Alert Level 3 information, Golden Rules for Level 3 and Frequently Asked Questions for Muslim communities about Ramadan during COVID-19 Keep Reading
Human rights are key in shaping the pandemic response, both for the public health emergency and the broader impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. Human rights put people centre-stage. Responses that are shaped by and respect human rights result in better outcomes in beating the pandemic, ensuring healthcare for everyone and preserving... Keep Reading
Kia ora and Ramadan Mubarak Please find attached translated information to assist our Muslim Communities to observe Ramadan during Covid-19 Level 3. The PDF translations have been completed in English, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, Indonesian, Pashto, Somali and Urdu. Updated general information on Covdi-19 Level 3 in 24 different languages... Keep Reading
Need Assistance? Please see below the links below for Covid-19 Welfare Card. It has all the information required for assistance including financial and accommodation. It also lists all the local Civil Defence groups for additional local support. The card is provided in A4 and A5 formats to facilitate printing and distribution or sharing via... Keep Reading
COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines 22 April 2020Thank you for offering your support to your community. We are very grateful for your willingness to share your time. These guidelines are for volunteers undertaking essential services and working under the direction of an essential service provider. They should be used along with any volunteering... Keep Reading
The Government has announced that New Zealand can safely move out of Alert Level 4 lockdown at 11.59pm on Monday 27 April. The Government has announced New Zealand will move out of Alert Level 4 lockdown at 11.59pm on Monday 27 April. We are still in Alert Level 4 until then. We will hold at Alert Level 3 for two weeks, before Cabinet... Keep Reading
Kamban Tamil Padasalai (Tamil Language School based at Wellington) are conducting a Nationwide Oratorical and Painting online competition in Tamil Language for Children aged 4-13. This is to motivate young talented children to get more creative, to learn Tamil, engage them in a useful way and increase their confidence in Tamil during this COVID-19. Keep Reading