Welcoming Communities

Welcoming Communities has been developed in recognition that communities are healthier, happier and more productive when newcomers are welcomed and participate fully in society and in the local economy.

What is Welcoming Communities?

What is Welcoming Communities?

The Welcoming Communities initiative brings together local government councils and communities to make the places we love more welcoming for everyone.

Who is involved?

Who is involved?

Welcoming Communities is an initiative of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) working in partnership with the Office of Ethnic Communities, the Department of Internal Affairs and the Human Rights Commission.

The Welcoming Communities Standard

The Welcoming Communities Standard

The Welcoming Communities Standard is a key component of the Welcoming Communities programme.