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Taranaki Multiethnic Council      


Our aim:

  • To preserve and foster an understanding of the ethnic customs, languages, religions, sport and cultures of all individuals, so that they can be shared with the wider community of Taranaki, encouraging and fostering friendship.
  • To protect the rights of all individuals regardless of ethnic origin, so that they may enjoy equal opportunities and receive equal protection under the laws of New Zealand.

President: Siniva Isaia
Phone: 021 0861 3561

Vice President: David Ban

Secretary: Natalie Fernandes
Phone: 021 233 7998

Treasurer: Bevinda Dias

TEMC email:


About Taranaki
  • Taranaki is the 14th largest region of New Zealand by land area and Taranaki has the 10th largest population out of 16 regions.
  • Taranaki includes the urban centre of New Plymouth.
  • Taranaki has the 3rd highest rainfall and third highest number of wet days of the main regions in New Zealand.
  • Taranaki's average weekly income for people in paid employment is the eighth highest in New Zealand.
  • The most advertised jobs in Taranaki in 2004 were dairy farmer/worker, sales assistant, registered nurse, care giver, general clerk, and cleaner.
  • Unemployment in Taranaki is slightly higher than the national average, which is still very low.
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