Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities

Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities include anyone who identifies their ethnicity as:

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

Based on the 2018 Census, ethnic communities make up around a fifth of New Zealand’s population, almost a million people. This includes new and temporary migrants, former refugees, asylum-seekers, long-term settlers and those born in New Zealand.

They are an incredibly diverse group, representing over 200 ethnicities and speaking over 170 languages.

Ethnic communities Data Dashboard

You can find out more using the Ethnic Communities’ Data Dashboard. Created in partnership with Statistics New Zealand, it is an interactive tool that allows you access to information on ethnic communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. You can use it to create comprehensive information on ethnicity, religion, and language – at national and regional levels.

Image of the opening page for the Data Dashboard

Community Directory

Welcome to the Community Directory, a register of ethnic community organisations and support services.

If your organisation would like to be included in the directory, please email


Name Description Website Region Services Phone
Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand The Supreme Sikh Society of NZ is a charitable organisation working in the interest of well being of wider community since 1978. The society provides community services in education, sports, health, domestic violence, migrant issues, family issues, environmental, cultural and religious fields.... Auckland Youth, Education, Faith Group, Counselling Services, Migrant, Sport, Interpreting & Translation, Refugee, Senior Citizens, Community Services, Arts & Culture, Disability & Special Needs 09 296 2376 View
The Good Deed Group - Anmar Taufeek The Good Deed is a voluntary Community Group. It is represented by group of immigrants’ women who works for the wider NZ public benefit. Auckland Women, Youth, Community Services, Migrant, Refugee, Senior Citizens 022 604 8320 View
Khadija Leadership Network The mission of Khadija Leadership Network (KLN) is to develop leaders who serve. The organisation was established in 2017 focusing on the personal and professional development of Muslim women in Aotearoa New Zealand. To achieve its mission, KLN focuses on leadership development, capacity building and advocacy.... Nationwide Women, Business & Enterprise, Research, Community Services, Education, Arts & Culture View
NZ Council of Sikh Affairs The main objective of NZ Council of Sikh Affairs is to provide religious, cultural, political, social, and educational services to Sikhs of New Zealand and to wider community and other institutions as may be appropriate. Nationwide Faith Group, Research, Community Services 027 274 6401 and 04 889 3132 View
Bike Bridge Bike Bridge is a Christchurch-based charity that offers free bike lessons to former refugee and migrant women. Free bike lessons for former refugee and migrant women. Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub, Aidanfield • Taught by women, for women. Canterbury Women, Community Services, Migrant, Recreation, Sport, Refugee, Settlement, Health, Education 021 068 4235 View
Wellington Tamil Society Inc Wellington Tamil Society aims to foster education and development of the Tamil language, literature, arts, music, dance, drama, heritage and culture, advance health and wellbeing, cohesion, and integration into New Zealand society. It provides aid to Tamils and others... Wellington/Kapiti Youth, Education, Sport, Community Services, Arts & Culture View
University of Canterbury African Society UC AfroSoc (Formerly known as UCASA) aims to celebrate and share the dynamic and diverse cultures in Africa and to foster cultural and social ties among African students within and around the University of Canterbury community. Canterbury Youth, Arts & Culture 022 095 8242 View
Pakistan New Zealand Friendship Association (PakNZ) Incorporated in 1994, PakNZ is the oldest not-for-profit community association representing Pakistanis (and their descendants) in the Manawatū-Whanganui region. Our focus is on promoting better understanding between the people of Pakistan and New Zealand.... Manawatu Women, Youth, Community Services, Arts & Culture, Migrant, Sport, Refugee, Research, Settlement, Mental Health, Education 021 207 4551 View
Adhikaar Aotearoa Adhikaar Aotearoa is a charity that provides education, support and advocacy services for and on behalf of queer and trans people of colour, especially South Asians. Aotearoa. Nationwide Counselling Services, Migrant, Legal, Research, Mental Health, Health, Community Services, Education 022 307 9401 View
Indian Origin Pride New Zealand "IOPNZ exists to ensure the wider community is inclusive of diversity and is safe for our Indian rainbow community. Indian Origin Pride New Zealand (IOPNZ) empowers rainbow Indian people in Aotearoa, alongside their families, to celebrate their ethnic, cultural, sexual and gender identities collectively.... Nationwide Community Services 021 285 0528 View
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