Welcoming Week | Te Wiki o Manaaki

Welcoming Week

Aotearoa New Zealand is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. We have more than 200 different ethnicities within our communities and a quarter of all people who call Aotearoa home were born overseas.

Welcoming Week — Te Wiki o Manaaki is an annual campaign to showcase and celebrate how communities across Aotearoa and the globe are working to be more welcoming places for all, including migrants.

Welcoming Week is a chance for us and our communities to show how we manaaki—care for, respect, and show generosity. By attending or organising local events and spreading welcoming messages, we can encourage mutual understanding, stronger connections, and deeper belonging among all residents—new and old.

For more information go to America's Welcoming Week 2022 web page:
Welcoming Week 2022

Welcoming Week 2023

We hope to hold the next the Welcoming Week for 2023 in September. If you took part this year, thanks.

If you want to do celebrations next year we will be in touch a few weeks before to let you know. Like we did for 2022,  we will add resources for the 2023 week to this page. 

There will also be tips, event ideas, posters, and shareable content to help you spread messages of inclusion and belonging on your website, social media channels, public places, and during local Welcoming Week events.