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Time For Aotearoa NZ To Stop Investing In Infrastructure For Yesterday

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 3:47 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Time to invest in infrastructure for a modern, flourishing, resilient tomorrow. The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils hosted its 34th AGM and Community Awards Dinner on the weekend of the 16th – 17th September 2023 in Wellington. Twenty-four ... More >>

Community Leaders’ Meeting

Saturday, 22 July 2023, 1:22 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) convened a meeting yesterday where Hindu Community leaders from around the country and Muslim community leaders came together to address an issue concerning intimidating anonymous letters received by the Hindu temples ... More >>

Meng Foon Leaves A Legacy Of Community Empowerment Behind Him

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 10:46 am | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ), Aotearoa’s oldest and senior-most pan-ethnic organisation, warmly acknowledges and expresses deep appreciation for the contributions and championship of Meng Foon as he announces his resignation as Race Relations Commissioner. ... More >>

MNZ Says NO To The Abolishment Of Population-based Ministries

Friday, 9 June 2023, 3:31 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ), the oldest pan-ethnic organisation, with 25 regional multicultural councils around the country, strongly condemns the recent calls made for the abolition of demographic ministries. MNZ does not support the existence of ... More >>

Concerns Expressed For Anti-Trans Activist Plans For New Zealand Visit

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 3:55 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) has expressed concern about events scheduled to take place in Auckland and Wellington on March 25th and 26th, respectively. The events will feature British anti-transgender activist, Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull. MNZ is ... More >>

Race Relations Day To Focus On Empowering Inspirational Leadership From Youth

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 3:52 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Race Relations Day is celebrated annually in New Zealand on March 21st to promote and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and harmony among different cultural, ethnic, and religious groups. As part of Race Relations Day 2023, Multicultural New Zealand ... More >>

Lest We Forget: Many Cultures One Faith

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 10:14 am | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) and its whānau of Regional Multicultural Councils from around the motu, pause to remember the 51 innocent lives lost in the tragic Christchurch mosque shootings four years ago. This atrocious act of violence shook ... More >>

Multicultural Communities Have All Time Lowest Faith In MBIE After MIQ Debacle

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 6:01 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Recognition has finally come for New Zealanders who were left overseas during the height of the covid-19 pandemic. Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier’s remarks on MBIE’s advice and management of MIQ is a voice long overdue. Like Boshier, Multicultural ... More >>

Response To Productivity Commission's Final Findings And Recommendations

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 1:49 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) welcomes Productivity Commission’s recent release of its final findings and recommendations from its inquiry into New Zealand’s long-term immigration settings. MNZ President Pancha Narayanan says, “We fully support the ... More >>

Police and Protests

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 2:07 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) and its whānau of Regional Multicultural Councils from around the motu, fully support the leadership of New Zealand Police Commissioner Andrew Coster and the direction taken with the protesters. National President, Pancha ... More >>

MNZ Congratulates Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi For Announcement About One-off Simplified Residency Pathway

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 4:53 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) welcomes and congratulates the Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi for his announcement about one-off simplified residency pathway. MNZ President Pancha Narayanan says, “This residence path-way for 165,000 onshore applicants ... More >>

The Connected Communities Of Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) Are Concerned With The Evolving Situation In Afghanistan

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 6:37 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

The connected communities of Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) are concerned with the evolving situation in Afghanistan. MNZ conducted a Zoom meeting of multicultural community leaders last evening that was attended by members of the Afghan community ... More >>

Community Leaders Express Serious Frustration In Response To Covid-19 Related Immigration Policies

Monday, 12 July 2021, 3:10 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

At the request of rangatira (community leaders) around the country, Multicultural New Zealand is holding an urgent national hui this week to listen to the concerns around some of the covid-19 related immigration policies causing mental health issues ... More >>

New Zealand’s First Te Tiriti-based Multicultural Day Launched By Multicultural New Zealand

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 5:13 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand continues to further positive community relations with the launch of a Tiriti-based Multicultural Day on the last Friday of August. MNZ, backed by rangatira (community leaders) in all regions of New Zealand, launches this ... More >>

Multicultural New Zealand Welcomes Te Tiriti-Based Changes In NZ Immigration Policy

Monday, 21 June 2021, 5:54 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Immigration policy review by the New Zealand Productivity Commission underlining a potential change to relationship with Māori is a welcome step, Pancha Narayanan, President of New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils says. The Government ... More >>

New Multicultural Council Established In Te Tai Poutini / West Coast Region

Monday, 21 June 2021, 5:51 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

The Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) whānau continues to grow Te Tai Poutini West Coast Multicultural was established on the 19th of June 2021 in Greymouth. MNZ was invited by the community leaders from Reefton Hokitika, Westport, Moana and other ... More >>

Migrant Communities Step Up To The Mantle Of Tangata Tiriti

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:22 am | Multicultural New Zealand

New Zealand’s multicultural communities are leading the hikoi to a Treaty-based Aotearoa this weekend (16-17th April 2021). Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) is taking 50 community leaders from around New Zealand on a journey from Auckland up to Waitangi ... More >>

MNZ Condemns Acts Of Hate Speech In The Community Leading Up To Christmas

Friday, 25 December 2020, 6:18 am | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) raises serious concern over recent racist incidents in the community. The past week has seen anti-Islam graffiti on the newly opened Mosque in Queenstown, and hate speech spray painted on a sign outside a school in ... More >>

MNZ Urges The Government To Implement Recommendations From Royal Commission On Mosque Attacks

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 7:02 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) welcomes the recommendations from the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the March 15th Christchurch Mosque attacks and urges the government to implement them thoughtfully and promptly. MNZ was established in 1989 as an incorporated, ... More >>

Multicultural New Zealand Spearheads National Community Conversation And Celebration

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 5:47 pm | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand’s 31st Annual General Meeting was a historical moment in the journey of NZ’s move to becoming a truly Te Tiriti based nation. It brought together a unique group of prominent national community leaders along with kaumatua More >>





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