The Manawatū District Council is excited to be one of 34 councils who have joined the Welcoming Communities Programme. The programme is designed to create inclusive environments where all residents can thrive and belong.

Through workplaces, community organisations, clubs, and events the Welcoming Communities Programme helps to bring a shared understanding and appreciation for each other in turn strengthening the social, economic and cultural inclusion within the Manawatū.

The information gathered in this survey will help guide the Welcoming Communities Coordinator in the development of the Manawatū’s Welcoming Plan. The survey will be administered again in the future to measure the programme’s success. Thank you for your time.