The multicultural communities of New Zealand Aotearoa have come together and contributed toward putting an 8 point proviso together to guide politicians and incoming Government. The voices of these communities have gone unheard and underrepresented in past elections and government decisions. We have put in hard mahi (work) to ensure their... 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.
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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The latest collected news from around New Zealand and globally, digging beyond the usual news websites. The current main focus is on Covid-19 recovery. 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
This is an important message from New Zealand Police, which we think is important to our Multicultural New Zealand Community. Multicultural New Zealand will be posting media releases and statements in this website, so please come back to check for more. Statement Attributable to Police Commissioner Mike Bush These are unprecedented times... Keep Reading
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made a statement to the nation about the impact of COVID-19 on New Zealand.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made a statement to the nation about the impact of COVID-19 on New Zealand. The government has announced a four-level Covid-19 alert system. Alternative ways of working High level messages Alternative ways of working are encouraged. We all have to go about life very differently, including our work... Keep Reading
There is something all New Zealanders are pausing and reflecting on this week. The tragedy that took place at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, where 51 people were killed and 49 injured by a white supremacist terrorist, is now a year old. Our country and people have moved through fear, grief, shame and outrage.The Wahine... Keep Reading
The ninth workshop in the 2019 series of comprehensive training workshops is being offered by Volunteer Wellington in partnership with Multicultural New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington to develop skills for leaders working in the voluntary sector Keep Reading
Over 80 representatives from Regional Multicultural Councils (RMCs) representing at least 60 different ethnic communities in Aotearoa joined iwi at the Huarahi Hou Hui at Waiwhetu on June 29. Launched in 2018, Huarahi Hou means ‘new beginning, new direction or new pathway.’ For MNZ the strategy provides a pathway for multicultural... Keep Reading
Multicultural NZ is delighted to congratulate former Gisborne Mayor, Meng Foon, who has been appointed as New Zealand’s Race Relations Commissioner. Keep Reading
The Community Dinner Awards Gala are taking place on Sat 29th June 2019 in Wellington. This a night of awards to individuals and organisations in recognition & celebration of the extraordinary bravery, selflessness and compassionate response to members of the community during and in the aftermath of the Christchurch attacks. Join us for a... Keep Reading