Office of Ethnic Communities – Online Community Directory

The Office of Ethnic Communities has an online Community Directory that can be search be Ethnic Group, Region and services offered.


Ministry of Social Development – Local Community Directory and Refugee and Migrant Network List

The Ministry of Social Development has an online Local Community Directory that is catergorised by region.

They also have a comprehensive list of Refugee and Migrant networks.


Aotearoa Ethnic Network

The AEN email list is a great way to keep in touch with what’s happening in ethnic communities. It’s free to join and you’ll be connected with over 500 people – the key influencers and decision makers in the sector. There is also an open access AEN online journal that publishes commentaries and critical perspectives from those in or involved with ethnic and religious communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand.


Mulitcultural New Zealand

The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils is a non-government body acting as an umbrella organisation for the ethnic communities of New Zealand. Its primary role is to promote, support and share information among the Regional Councils and New Zealand’s Ethnic Communities. They also have a youth and a women’s Council. View a list of all the Councils across New Zealand.


Refugee Services Aotearoa New Zealand

Refugee Services is the primary New Zealand agency helping new refugees settle and adjust within their new communities. Offices in Auckland, Mangere, Hutt Valley, Wellington, Porirua, Nelson and Christchurch. Read more information on Refugee Services Aotearoa.


Local Government Community Development Teams

Think about working with your Local Authority’s Community Development team – do they know any key leaders connected to your target community?