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.

Board Member 2017 -2018 

President                    : Meggy Bartlett-McBride     Email: president@southlandmulticultural.co.nz     Mobile: 021 557 527        

Appointed Secretary  : Sumudo Fernando     Email: secretary@southlandmulticultural.co.nz      

Sub-Committee:  David Ignacio Reyes       Adriana Rincon

                              Melissa Hobbs                Neil Rumble

                              Muhammad Celvin Raihan   

Administrator  : Tushnika Dissanayake        Email: admin@southlandmulticultural.co.nz          Mobile: 022 350 8635

Membership at Southland Multicultural Council Inc is open to anyone and only costs $15.00 per annum per person. Subscription forms are available from our office, or download one here (see below). Once completed send it to us at below address or send via email. If you need further more information before joining Southland Multicultural Council, please give us a ring or send as an email or alternatively come by to the office for a chit chat.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Settlement Assistance, Health news and Issues
  • Fellowship and Fun
  • Potluck Dinners
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Women's Group gatherings
  • Youth Group gatherings
  • Men's Group gatherings

SMCI Financial members are only eligble to be nominated and accept positions on our committee which is elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held (usually in May).  Committee meetings are held monthly.

Events are organised by the Southland Multicultural Council throughout the year. Please check our events page or Facebook 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
New Zealand

For any queries, please contact at the below details

E: office@southlandmulticultural.co.nz
L:    03 214 9296 (Coordinator)
M:   027 214 9296