Upcoming Events

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International Womens Day evening #EachforEqual
6 March 2020, 6pm
Zeal West ( Same complex as West Wave Pools  and Leisure Centre)

20 Alderman Drive Henderson


Be inspired and enlightened by our guest speakers, Dr Lesina Nakhid Schuster (The Bachelorette), Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl), Golriz Ghahraman (MP) and our very own Ayan Said (WEB executive member) as part of our International Women’s Day evening. 

International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual

Free Light supper and refreshments will be provided   RSVP to register for this community event, for seating and catering purposes.


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Tēnā koe,
On 06 December 2019, Minister Salesa announced a significant increase to the Ethnic Communities Development Fund from $520K to $4.2 million.
We encourage you to apply and support your communities to grow their skills, celebrate their culture and take part in society. 
Please see documents attached for more information.
The Office of Ethnic Communities (OEC) would like to support communities in understanding the new focus and changes to the fund.
With generous support from Waitakere Ethnic Board, we are holding the following workshop in your region;
Ethnic Communities Funding Workshop – West Auckland
Thursday 27 February 2020
Waitakere Ethnic Board Community Centre – 8 Ratanui Street, Henderson
12.30 – 2.30pm

We encourage you to attend, my team and I look forward to seeing you there.
Please let us know if you are able to attend by contacting stella.hodgson@dia.govt.nz by Monday 24 February 2020. Lunch will be provided.
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The Waitakere Ethnic Board is pleased to host Meng  Foon  Race Relations Commissioner  as our special guest speaker.

On the occasion of why our voices must and do matter in relation to council and government future policies.

This will be held on Wednesday 19th February @ 6:15pm at Te Manawa 11 Kohuhu Lane Westgate Auckland (The New Massey Library)

Free Light supper and refreshments will be provided   RSVP to register for this community event, for seating and catering purposes.  contact@waitakereethnicboard.org.nz

In addition to this, WEB and Auckland Council will be asking you to give your ideas and thoughts on what you would like to see in the future local board plans of west Auckland.

More parks, community cultural events, free access in Community Hubs for cultural dancing or singing ?   Your time and chance to speak up.

Dear friends of Waitakere Ethnic Board, please kindly share to all of the Councillor candidates for the Whau and Waitakere  wards as well as all of the  local board candidates that are wanting to stand in the 3 local board areas as stated below.

Any person wishing to attend must RSVP.  Be it candidate or attendee.

An opportunity to meet the Whau  and Waitakere Ward Council Candidates and the local board candidates from the West 3 local board areas

Whau local board

Waitakere Ranges Local Board

Henderson Massey Local Board

This is your chance to ask the candidates’ questions that matter to you.

Date:  Thursday 12th September 2019 @ 6:30pm

Where: Kelston Community Centre Main Hall 126 Awaroa Road Sunnyvale Auckland

You must RSVP for seating & catering purposes to contact@waitakereethnicboard.org.nz

New Out West Meeting  (NOW)  Presents: The Office of Ethnic Communities and the Department of Internal Affair’s Community Operations team would be presenting about the latest Ethnic Communities Development Fund and other funds administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

The presentation will discuss

•            Purpose of the fund

•            Funding priorities.

•            What OEC funds

•            What they don’t fund

•            Who can apply?

There will be a question and answer session to help you with your applications

Where: Waitakere Community  Resource Centre  8 Ratanui Street Henderson Auckland

When: Wednesday 28th August 2019  12:30pm FREE  networking lunch followed by meeting from 1:00 TO 2:30PM

RSVP : contact@waitakereethnicboard.org.nz