Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities include anyone who identifies their ethnicity as:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Refugee Family Reunification Trust||The Refugee Family Reunification Trust is a Charitable Trust incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and registered under the Charities Act 2005. We help refugees to pay for the costs of: Application fees charged by Immigration New Zealand Medical reports required by Immigration New Zealand...||www.refugeefamilyreunificationtrust.org.nz||Wellington/Kapiti||Charitable Services||04 475 7994||View|
|Religious Diversity Centre||The Religious Diversity Centre is a national centre of educational and research excellence fostering an appreciation for and understanding of religious diversity amongst all New Zealanders.||www.rdc.org.nz||Nationwide||Faith Group||07 837 9504
09 521 4367
027 432 7590
|Rewi Alley Chinese School Trust||We are the largest Chinese language school in the South Island, and one of the largest in New Zealand. We offer weekend Chinese language classes, from pre-school to level 13, as well as adult evening Chinese language classes, from beginner to advanced level and Business Chinese....||www.rewialley.school.nz||Canterbury||Education||03 343 0136||View|
|Russian language school "Znanie"||Russian school "Znanie" organises Russian language lessons for children of different age groups during the term times. Cultural performances and children's' plays are regular part of the school year.||Waikato||Education||021 177 9271||View|
|Settlement Centre Waikato||Haere Mai, Welcome! The Settlement Centre Waikato (formerly Waikato Migrant Resource Centre) helps newcomers to find their way to a successful settlement in Hamilton and the Waikato area.||www.scw.org.nz||Waikato||Community Services||07 853 2192||View|
|Shakti Legal Advocacy and Family Social Services Inc.||Shakti Youth is a group of young people from Asian, African and Middle Eastern backgrounds passionate about social justice and building towards a violence-free future.||youth.shakti.org.nz||Auckland||Youth||0800SHAKTI
0800 742 584
|SHAMA Hamilton Ethnic Women's Centre||SHAMA Hamilton Ethnic Women's Centre Trust is a vibrant social service agency providing support, advocacy and programmes in order to empower all ethnic women, their children, and their families. Skills based programmes: English language and conversation, IT and computers, gardening, cooking, and sewing classes....||shama.org.nz||Waikato||Women, Community Services||07 843 3810
07 843 3811
|Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust||Culturally appropriate social support services for seniors of Indian and South Asian origin. Positive Ageing programmes, Elder Abuse and neglect support services (EARS PROVIDERS), Emergency housing for elderly, Visiting service, Advocacy and many more||shantiniwas.org.nz||Auckland||Community Services, Senior Citizens||09 622 1010||View|
|Southland Filipino Society Incorporated||The organisations aim is to assist Filipinos in their settlement in Invercargill and Southland. The Filipino Community Centre of Southland provides services and information for Filipino migrants.||Southland||Community Services, Settlement||03 214 3454||View|
|Spanish and Latin American Club Wellington Inc (Club Latino)||The Spanish and Latin American Club is a non-profit organisation established in 1963. Our mission is to promote the Spanish language and the Hispanic and Latin American cultures, foster diversity and strengthen the links between our peoples. We invite you to join us for enjoyable times together....||www.clublatino.org.nz||Wellington/Kapiti||Community Services||View|