Whanganui has been selected as one of only five regions to pilot Welcoming Communities – a programme to make newcomers to our district feel welcome.
As part of this programme, the Council is working toward a Welcoming Communities Plan for our community and we need your voices.
We want everyone in Whanganui to be able to fully participate in the economic, civic and social life of our community. When people feel they belong, everyone in the community is likely to enjoy better social outcomes, greater social cohesion and stronger economic growth.
If you’re a newcomer – recent migrant, former refugee, international student or a person/ family moving here from other parts of New Zealand or even the world we would love to hear from you.
And if you’re a local, we need your local expertise and guidance to ensure every handshake is a firm one (and our greetings are warm and fuzzy).
Get involved by completing the Whanganui Welcoming Communities Survey (estimated completion time: 6-8 minutes-we promise!) and shape the Whanganui Welcoming Communities Plan, due to be delivered by mid-2018.
If you would like to provide further feedback or discuss Whanganui Welcoming Communities please email Katy.Newton@whanganui.govt.nz
Feel free to also post your comments below and let the rest of our community know.
On behalf of the team here, we look forward to receiving your feedback.
Katy Newton – Community Development Advisor – Newcomers
Engagement closes Friday 16 February 2018