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Waikato Ethnic Family Services Trust

NZESS was initially established in Auckland in 1996 and registered in 1999 to serve the needs of the ethnic communities in Auckland and throughout New Zealand. The Waikato branch was officially launched in May 2010 to cater for all ethnic groups in the Waikato.

Waikato Ethnic Family Services Trust (WEFST) seeks to be a representative ‘voice’ of waikato middle eastern community and other ethnic communities.

Some of WEFST’s activities include:

1. Organising workshops, Cooking Class, Driving Lessons, Budgeting Advise, Youth Forum and Gardening for the benefit of its members.

2. Consulting with member groups to obtain their views and opinions and to be informed of their needs.

3. Attending meetings of statutory agencies and responding to consultation documents to represent WEFST views, needs and aspirations.

4. Hosting events to celebrate and commemorate WEFST achievements.

5. Representation on the Waikato Migrant Resource Centre.

6. Reflecting the views and concerns of WEFST communities.

Disseminating relevant information to its members.


Professional accreditations, memberships and registrations

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Contact details

Address: Caro St, Hamilton 3204
Phone: (07) 839 4688
Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Postal: PO Box 19139, Hamilton 3244
Email: Send a message[email protected]
Entry criteria
Open entry
Services for
Asian, New settlers, Pacific peoples
Arabic, English, Farsi, Pashto, Urdu