Programmes + Projects

The Ashburton District Welcoming Plan launched in 2017 is an ambitious one and is still being rolled out. We have achieved so much over the last three years yet there is still so much more to do. 

Due to Covid-19 some of our planned projects have been changed or paused, with Covid-19 response work taking priority.

Global Ambassadors

Six young people in professional development

Welcoming Workplaces

Showcasing diverse and inclusive local business



Locals sharing knowledge with locals

Welcoming Champions

Celebrating welcoming locals

What we're working on

Hakatere: Home & Heritage - Photobook

June, TBC

Culture & language app

June, TBC

Matariki celebrations

July, TBC

Welcoming Week

Sept, TBC

Welcome Mural

Sept, TBC

Filipino cultural garden

Nov, TBC

Useful Links

Ashburton District Council

5 Baring Square West

7700 Ashburton

Welcoming Communities New Zealand is a government initiative led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, in partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs (including the Office of Ethnic Communities) and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission.

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