Mission: "A community where everyone feels welcomed and supported"
Vision: " Promoting multiculturalism with an understanding of Tangata Whenua, New Zealand Culture, and The Treaty of Waitangi with a focus on connecting people and building bridges across cultures by a providing a safe, family focused place where migrants and New Zealanders feel empowered and supported.
To promote and protect the interests of the many different ethnic groups in the Whangarei District.
To raise the consciousness among ethnic groups of the status of the Maori people as Tangata Whenua and their rights under the Treaty of Waitangi.
To assist Government and Local Government agencies consult with the ethnic groups of our area.
To provide a forum for the ethnic groups to share experiences and friendships.
To enable ethnic groups to give each other mutual support and strength to deal with issues which affect them all and to speak with one voice on those issues.
To protect the democratic rights of the ethnic groups to participate in decisions which affect them.
To enable the ethnic groups to openly express their commitment to New Zealand while at the same time, protecting their ethnic heritage and identity.
To promote the Whangarei District as a multi-ethnic society.
To create opportunities for the general public to gain greater understanding and respect for people of other ethnic origins and vice-versa.
To encourage organizations that provide services to the public to acknowledge, reflect and respond to the cultural diversity of the Whangarei District.
To encourage cultural inclusiveness and enrichment.
To facilitate pathways towards cultural integration.
To offer support, guidance and information to migrant community.
Physical Address: 37 Bank Street, Whangarei 0110 (Civic Arcade – upstairs offices)
Working Hours: 9.00 am - 2.30 pm
Phone: (09) 430 0571
Governance Committee 2021-2022
Chairperson: Marion Kerepeti-Edwards
Vice Chair: Sandeep Diwan
Secretary: Sanjana Weragodaarachchi
Committee Management Members:
- Su Mei Li Morgan
- Sue-Anne Moo
- Paula Tabakinabou
- Ligimamilli Pakieto-Johnstone
- Rabin Ranji
- Bridget Robertson
- Suzzette Monroe