Welcome to Southland Multicultural Council
Southland Multi-Nations was formed from a public meeting held in 1998. In 1999 it became an incorporated society, Southland Multi-Nations Council Inc. In 2010 the organisation had a name change to Southland Multicultural Council Inc. so that all ethnic councils in New Zealand affiliated to the National Federation would be multicultural councils.
Southland Multicultural Council is registerd with the Charities Commission - number CC27119.
Our aim is to make Southland a safe and welcoming place for newcomers, where we can all learn to appreciate, enjoy and celebrate our cultural differences and diversity.
The current committee for 2017 -2018 is:
President : Meggy Bartlett-McBride Coordinator: Sajitha Ferry
Vice President : Roshan Silva
Treasurer : Anthony Darwin Peries
Secretary : Gimhani Perera
Nirmal Kumaran Manoharan
Venura Gamwasan Gamage
How To Join:
Membership at Southland Multicultural Council Inc is open to anyone and only costs $15.00 per annum for an entire family. Subscription forms are available from our office, or download the one here, print it, fill it out and bring it in to us. We'd love to meet you.
Benefits of Membership:
- Settlement Assistance, Health news and Issues
- Fellowship and Fun
- Potluck Dinners
- Monthly Newsletters
- Women's Group gatherings
- Youth Group gatherings
Financial members are eligble to be nominated and accept positions on our committee which is elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held every year (usually in May). Committee meetings are held monthly.
Events are organised by the Southland Multicultural Council throughout the year. Please check our events page for our upcoming activities and events. Financial members and families may be eligible for discounts on some of these events and activities.
Download the Application Form
To join Southland Multicultural Council download the application form here, print it and send it to:
Southland Multicultural Council Inc
46 Kelvin Street