Who We Are

Manawatu Multicultural Council (MMC) is a recognised and established charitable organisation which has been operating within Palmerston North  for over 23 years providing an essential point of contact for new migrants, refugees and newcomers to the City. The Council operates as a coordinating body for the many different ethnic groups and operates to provide information, resources and activities providing opportunities to get information on all aspects of New Zealand life and facilitating the forming of social connections.

MMC latest AGM was onFriday the 30 August 2019

The following where elected:

Executive Members

President: Rana Naser - Manawatu Muslim Association

Vice-President: Hussein Pierre Kikhounga-Ngot Strafford - Alliance Francaise de Palmerston North

Secretary: Ebele Ezepue - Nigerian Community

Treasurer: Aidan Wong - Manawatu Chinese Association.

Committee Members

Netra Ghimire - Bhutanese Community

Mojgan Sadighi - International Group

Kheng Lim - Manawatu Malaysian Association

Current Manawatu Multicultural Council Members

38 Financial Members

  1. Bhutanese Society
  2. Manawatu Afghan Society Inc.
  3. Central Districts Indian Association
  4. Ethiopian Community
  5. Alliance Francaise de Palmerston North
  6. Kenyan Association
  7. Kerala Association of Palmerston North
  8. International Group
  9. Global Parent Support Group
  10. Manawatu Bengali Society
  11. Manawatu Cambodian Buddhist Trust
  12. Manawatu Irish Society
  13. Manawatu Malaysian Society
  14. Manawatu Muslim Association
  15. Manawatu Telugu Association
  16. Manawatu Thai Society
  17. Mexican Society
  18. Network of Skilled Migrants Manawatu
  19. New Zealand Arab Association
  20. New Zealand Chinese Association, Manawatu Branch Incorporated.
  21. Palmerston North Social Club Society
  22. Persian Association
  23. Philippine Central Districts Association
  24. Scandinavian Club of Manawatu
  25. Sitar Bangladeshi
  26. Sudanese Association
  27. Pamanlahi Cultural Group
  28. Burmese Muslim Community
  29. Network of Skilled Migrants Manawatu
  30. Sri Lankan Community of Palmerston North
  31. Brazillian Community 
  32. Nigerian Community
  33. Congolese Community
  34. Syrian Community
  35. Sikh Community of PN
  36. Japanese Community of PN
  37. Ukrainian Educational Trust
  38. Bengale Society of PN