Dec 15th 2017

Welcoming Communities / Te Waharoa ki ngā Hapori Standard

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has launched the Welcoming Communities Communities/Te Waharoa ki ngā Hapori Standards on 12 December 2017.

The standard has been developed by INZ, partner agencies and local government councils in five regions, Welcoming Communities supports local councils and their communities to become even more welcoming to newcomers – recent migrants, former refugees, international students, as well as New Zealanders coming from elsewhere. 

A council piloting the programme can opt to become accredited as a ‘Welcoming Community’ by meeting the standard’s outcomes.

The standard provides councils and communities with benchmarks for a successful welcoming community. 

Click here to find out more about the standard. 

Click here to view the Immigration New Zealand’s media release.

Click here to go to the landing page for the Welcoming Communities page.