How would you describe a successful multicultural New Zealand? What are the barriers to achieving your vision?
These are the questions Multicultural New Zealand would like to discuss with you as part of a project to develop a widely accepted strategic agenda for a multicultural and multilingual New Zealand. The project is funded by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, and will take place from January to June 2015. Once we have consulted on these first two questions we will publish a discussion document which sets out our collective vision and the obstacles we have identified. The discussion document will provide the basis for a second round of discussion to generate actions that will overcome the obstacles and achieve the vision of a multicultural New Zealand. The project is being led by former Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres, who is an honorary advisor to Multicultural New Zealand. He will facilitate workshops around the country and prepare the discussion document in consultation with the Executive of Multicultural New Zealand.