Our vision is Flourishing ethnic diversity; thriving New Zealand.

Our purpose is to ensure ethnic communities are strong and connected and the benefits of ethnic diversity for New Zealand are realised.

Growing knowledge and understanding of ethnic diversity and inclusion in New Zealand

  • Connecting people in ethnic communities to each other, wider society and government
  • Increasing active citizenship of people in ethnic communities
  • Valuing diverse cultures and ethnicities within communities, wider society and the nation

Our mandated communities include migrants, refugees, long-term settlers, and those born in New Zealand who identify their ethnicity as:

  • African
  • Asian
  • Continental European
  • Latin American
  • Middle Eastern

Greetings from the Minister for Ethnic Communities - Hon Jenny Salesa.

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