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Pancha Narayanan


Pancha was born in Malaysia and has now called New Zealand home for 31 years. He is the current national president of Multicultural New Zealand, whose passion and commitment to achieving better settlement outcomes for migrants. He is paving the way for a Tiriti-based Multicultural Aotearoa. Well-known by leaders around the motu, Pancha champions the whakaaro that unity is the key to community safety.

Pancha is the founder of Huarahi Hou, a deep-rooted hikoi toward settlement and social cohesion in Aotearoa through te Tiriti o Waitangi. His leadership of Huarahi Hou has been internationally recognised as an original and visionary approach to connecting recent immigrants to the first nation people.

Migrant worker and Tiriti-based migration

Moving from tolerance to acceptance and understanding the changing dimensions for our children and grandchildren in a Tiriti-based Multicultural New Zealand. Focussing on inclusive policies, and strategic alternatives to immigration as a policy to fill gaps, that make New Zealand a destination for newcomers settle and invest in a life and identity as tangata tiriti.

Pancha Narayanan
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