Global Locals of Waimakariri

The Global Locals of Waimakariri work together to welcome and support migrants and newcomers to the district. A number of group members have immigrated to New Zealand and work alongside members from support agencies.

The group is here to help people integrate into their new community and find groups or activities of interest to them.

The group has a Strategic/Operational plan which outlines their priorities and objectives. Below is their vision, mission, purpose and their goals:

  • Vision: All cultures are respected and everyone has a sense of belonging
  • Mission: People see themselves reflected and represented in the community and are not invisible
  • Purpose: To leave it better than we found it
  • Goals:
    • Migrants and support agencies are engaged and lead or assist with initiatives
    • Migrants are empowered to lead and achieve their aspirations
    • Migrants and Newcomers are connected within their communities
    • People are informed about issues and opportunities that affect Migrants; and have a better understanding of other cultures