Our history

Multicultural Aoraki (formerly Aoraki Migrant Centre) was founded in 2004. Since then, we have been providing support, advice and advocacy to our local multicultural and newcomer communities.

We formed the Aoraki Multicultural Council in response to the South East Asian Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. It was originally to facilitate fundraising efforts to aid those affected by the Tsunami’s devastation, however soon evolved into a much larger service.

We saw a gap in the services available to those moving here from overseas, especially those who spoke little English or came from diverse cultural backgrounds. We realized there was a need for a place to help connect people with services. So we created our Multicultural centre as a place where people could come and get advice.

Our team

The Multicultural Aoraki team are available to help with advice and guidance. 

Our team have collectively worked in social services, healthcare and justice, and have a genuine passion for helping people. Together they have many positive relationships with local agencies and connections within the community, helping to ensure people get the right support and advice on a wide range of issues.

We speak a range of languages including: Afrikaans, Arabic, English, Maori, Samoan, Tongan

Contact Multicultural Aoraki

Phone : +64 03 687 7332
Location: 4 Latter St, Timaru 7910
Email us:  admin@multiculturalaoraki.org.nz 
Office Hours: 9am-4pm Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri 11:30am-4pm Tues


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