One of the points on the agenda was the launch of the report “Our Multicultural Future”. It was commissioned by Multicultural New Zealand with funding support from the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO.
Earlier in the year former Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres had organised 34 workshops throughout New Zealand with 581 participants. The aim was to establish the vision people had for a successful multicultural society and what they saw as the barriers to achieving it. Its purpose is to provide a starting point for developing a national action plan for multiculturalism and multilingualism in dialogue with government and community organisations.
The full 60-page report is available here. Summaries of the two Tauranga workshops are on pages 26 and 27.