Welcoming Week — Te Wiki o Manaaki


Launched in 2012, Welcoming Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate our welcoming values through local events and initiatives that foster mutual understanding, stronger connections, and deeper belonging among all of us — particularly long-time residents and newcomers.

Aotearoa is one of the most diverse countries in the world. There are over 200 different ethnicities. A quarter of all people who call New Zealand home were born overseas. Our diversity is our strength. It's what makes us a vibrant and attractive place to be.

Welcoming  Week 2024

Like this year, we will upload new toolkit resources to help you organise your Welcoming Week event for 2024.