Welcoming Communities is a programme led by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) in partnership with the Ministry of Ethnic Communities and the Human Rights Commission. Welcoming Communities works towards healthier, happier and more productive communities by welcoming newcomers into the local community.
The Welcoming Communities initiative brings together local government councils and communities to make the places we love more welcoming for everyone.
There are 26 councils across 12 regions working with their communities to implement Welcoming Communities mahi.
Hurunui has recently joined the program and is excited about working with community to ensure Hurunui is putting out the welcome mat to newcomers including recent migrants, former refugees and international students.
Watch this space as the work plan evolves.
Check out our new Welcoming Communities Brochure