A widely-believed misconception in New Zealand is that, outside Auckland, there's not much diversity or multiculturalism. You just have to look at the year-round happenings of the affiliated organisations of Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ), of which there are many, to see that it is not true. There are 23 regional multicultural councils, and 35 regional New Zealand newcomers network, under the umbrella of MNZ, which celebrate Aotearoa's diversity 24/7, 365 days. In our inaugural issue, we give our readers a brief overview of what some of these organisations have been doing over the past one year, in their journey towards an inclusive, diverse and multicultural Aotearoa.
(content courtesy MNZ, and its affiliated organisations)