We maintain a database of suitably qualified people from within our ethnic communities who want to be considered for appointment to State sector boards and committees.
Our community directory provides a register of ethnic community organisations and support services, to help you find resources and get connected.
Does your group have a project that benefits ethnic communities in New Zealand?
You might be eligible for support through our Fund.
Our vision is flourishing ethnic diversity in a thriving New Zealand.
Ethnic communities make New Zealand a more culturally diverse, innovative, and connected place. Together, we can ensure ethnic communities are strong and active, and are connected to each other, wider society, and government.
New Zealand’s ethnic communities come from diverse geographies and cultures, with a broad range of life experiences. Our mandated communities include anyone in New Zealand who identifies their ethnicity as Middle Eastern, Latin American, African, Asian, and Continental European.
On this website you will find information for and about ethnic communities, along with resources, community connections, news, and more.
The Office of Ethnic Communities is government’s principal advisor on ethnic diversity in New Zealand. We provide information, advice and services to, and for, ethnic communities in New Zealand and administer funds to support community development and social cohesion.
The Office of Ethnic Communities is part of the Department of Internal Affairs(external link) and our work contributes to the Department's overarching outcome: Connected citizens, communities and government.(external link)