Unity in diversity
kotahitanga i roto i te kanorau

About Multicultural Nelson Tasman

Unity In Diversity

Multicultural Nelson Tasman is a non-government organisation which supports migrants, former refugees and people from minority ethnicities in the Nelson Tasman region with their settlement process. It promotes positive race relations through community education, ensuring people of all ethnicities feel empowered so that they can actively contribute to our community. Cultural Diversity enriches our society and provides opportunities for economic growth, community development and international relationships.


Our Governance

  • Sanat Mishra (Chairperson)
  • Jing Jing Jackson (Vice-chairperson)
  • Mike McMellon (Treasurer)
  • Mel McCoglan (Secretary)
  • Ruby Vidgen (Vice-secretary)
  • Mary Bronsteter (Coordinator)

New Members

  • Krutika Mishra
  • Nicole Gibson
  • Dmitry Romanenko
  • Joanna Zhou


Founding members Founding members of Multicultural Nelson Tasman: Dr. Siri Wettasinghe, Mrs. Soma Wettasinghe, Mrs. Penny Molnar, Mr. Hein Kolff, Mrs. Marie Johnstone and Mrs. Margaret Belton celebrating 20 years since the founding of the Multicultural Nelson Tasman (formerly known as Nelson Multi-Ethnic Council and Nelson Multicultural Council) – 23rd November 2013. Governor-General Anand Satyan and Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres present the NZ Diversity Action award to Evey McAuliffe August 2009

Annual Reports

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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