Ethnic Advisory Services

​​​​​​​​​​Hamilton has become culturally diverse with over 160 different ethnicities residing in the city.

Within the Council there is an Ethnic Development Advisor who promotes the awareness and well-being of ethnic communities in Hamilton.

The Ethnic Development Advisor at Hamilton City Council:

  • Promotes and enhances the social, cultural and economic well-being of ethnic communities
  • Promotes the awareness of cultural diversity
  • Assists in the development of services for new settlers
  • Publishes the Hamilton New Settlers Guide
  • Organises and promotes cultural festivals, events and functions
  • Welcomes new migrants and international students. Facilitates the Ethnic Communities Listening Forum set up as an avenue to discuss issues, concerns and ideas between ethnic communities.

​The Council also hosts the Ethnic Communities Listening Forum which was set up as an avenue to discuss issues, concerns and ideas between ethnic communities.

Directory for New Settlers


Download the  New Settlers Guide ​2017​​ or collect a hard copy from one of organisations listed below:

• Council building ground floor reception
• Citizens Advice Bureau
• Hamilton City Libraries
• Settlement Centre Waikato
• I-site
• other community centres

Diversity Toolkit: Engaging with ethnic communities in Hamilton​

The   Diversity T​​oolkit​ is a handy guide for employers, community groups and other service providers. It's intended to give some understanding of the cultural, ethnic and religious differences among our city's residents and how we can respect and appreciate those.​​

Weekly Information and Events Alert

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More information

For further information contact the Hamilton City Council Community Development and Leisure team and direct your query to the Ethnic Development Advisor.

Ph:  +64 07 838 6699
Email: community.development@hcc.govt.nz

Other Related Services


​​​Ethnic Profile

The Hamilton City Council's Ethnic Profile, produced as part of the Community Profile​ project, includes data, perceptions and views from Hamilton's migrant and ethnic communities.

 Community Profile - Ethnic Profile


Page reviewed: 27 Apr 2017 10:55am