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Wellington's Multicultural Forum

Wellington's Multicultural Forum

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  • Sat 26 Aug ’17, 9:00am – 3:00pm


Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 3 Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville, Wellington Show map


All Ages

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  • Forum Ticket: $0.00


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Register today to connect, be inspired and contribute to Wellington's future!

The Multicultural Council of Wellington and Multicultural NZ's Forum will address how an increasingly diverse range of young leaders can be empowered to add real value to Wellington’s future.

Participants will be inspired by dynamic young presenters, have an opportunity to connect with others, and be encouraged to share their ideas in group workshops. As a result, we will present a strategy document to the Wellington City Council. It will enable the Council to clearly see what needs to exist for young people to successfully help lead our city towards a dynamic, healthy future.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided for free.


Annie Te One - Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui - Māori and the City
Annie is a lecturer in Māori Studies at Victoria University. Her PhD looks at local Māori politics, and the relationships between Māori and local governments. She has been active in student politics and promoting Indigenous Studies research both in Aotearoa and Australia.

Michelle McCarthy - creating and connecting to business opportunities
Michelle is a Business Development Manager at the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency and was a Prime Minister’s Scholar for Asia. She worked, studied and played sport in Japan, Korea and Taiwan and thrives on leveraging her market knowledge, networks and languages to drive business.

Victoria Rhodes-Carlin – empowering innovative thinking and decision making
Victoria is an advocate and leader in civic issues, youth participation and environmental action. She is the Deputy-Director of Active Citizenship Aotearoa, an organiser for the Aotearoa Youth Declaration 2017, and was a delegate to The Hague International Model United Nations 2016.

The Forum is presented by the Multicultural Council of Wellington and Multicultural NZ, with the support of the Human Rights Commission, NZ Police, Office of Ethnic Communities and the Wellington City Council. It is funded by the Wellington Community Trust and Four Winds Foundation.

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