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Multicultural Council of Manawatu

Mission: "To celebrate, support and connect the multicultural communities of Manawatu"

Vision: Our vision is for Manawatu Multicultural Council to be a sustainably funded organisation with a high profile in the Manawatu region, meeting the needs of its members. It will be well respected by other organisations, agencies and individuals offering programmes and events that support and connects its clients and celebrates the cultural diversity of Palmerston North. The Multicultural Centre will be the first stop for all migrants and refugees to Palmerston North. It will be the first stop for Newcomers to Plamerston North and will be an efficiently run centre, having collaborative relationships with strategic partners and community groups.

Address: Community House, 77-85 King Street, Palmerston North 4410

Postal: PO Box 2031, Palmerston North 4440

Phone: (06) 358 1572




President: Nina Kirschbaum

Immediate Past President: Rana Naser

Vice President: Maria Fernanda Loureiro

Secretary: Tania Kopytko

Treasurer: Angel Kwan




1. Teisa Kurene

2. Netra Ghimire

3. Manmit Singh

Centre Staffs:

1. Centre Manager: Christine Mukabalinda

    Phone: (06) 358 1572


2. Centre Receptionist: Noorangi Puleosi

   Phone: (06) 358 1572





About Manawatu

  • Manawatu-Wanganui is the sixth largest region of New Zealand by land area with the sixth largest population. This region includes the main urban centres of Palmerston North, Levin and Wanganui City.
  • Manawatu-Wanganui has the eleventh highest rainfall and the thirteenth highest number of sunshine hours out of fifteen regions. However, the climate can differ significantly in different areas of the region.
  • Manawatu-Wanganui's average weekly income for people in paid employment is the fifth highest in New Zealand.
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