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

Multicultural Cooking Class Series 2021

Cooking Classes

Looking for ideas to tantalise your taste buds? Want to learn to cook different and interesting dishes from other cultures? Global Locals of Waimakariri (GLOW) together with the Waimakariri District Council are hosting a 10-week Multicultural Cooking Class Series from 26 July – 29 September 2021. Join in both cooking and demonstration classes and taste a variety of cuisines from around the world prepared by seasoned local home cooks. Come and join us to learn how to prepare some delicious food and have great fun, plus you’ll get to try some delicious food and take away new recipes.

Classes are held in two locations - Kaiapoi High School and Rangiora New Life School from 5.30pm-7.30pm.Check out the class schedule(add link to council website) and Humanitix (add link) for more details and registration.

Cost is $20 per class per student which will help cover our ingredient costs. Classes are limited to 20 people so be in quick to secure your place! Book here

We don’t want cost to be a barrier to anyone who wants to attend, so please email globallocalsofwaimakariri@gmail.com or phone Carolyn Boswell on 027 293 3407 to discuss a possible discount.