The West Auckland Newcomers Network is hosted by the Waitakere Ethnic Board and covers the suburbs of Avondale, New Lynn, Glen Eden, Kelston, Henderson, Ranui, Massey, West Harbour and Waitakere Ranges.
Our Coordinator: Baljit
Kia Ora and Sat Siri Akal.
Welcome to West Auckland!
I am Baljit the coordinator of the West Auckland Newcomers Network.
I am passionate about helping migrants and refugees settle well into living in Auckland.
I am also the coordinator of the Waitakere Ethnic Board, which was established in 2003. My main aim and of the board members (who are all migrants who have settle and want to give back to the community) is to help enable all new migrants to adapt and become part of the diverse ethnic community of Auckland.
We know it is important to be part of the community, but still retain your own cultural identity. Having people integrate but not segregated is important for anyone to develop a sense of belonging.
I have lived in West Auckland for over 30 years and love its unique character. We have the Waitakere Ranges and the breath taking beautiful West Coast beaches of Muriwai and Piha. At the same time we have been experiencing rapid housing and industrial growth in this area.
You can contact me and for a start we can meet for tea or coffee and conversation here at the Waitakere Community Resource Centre in Henderson. I look forward to hearing from you.