Cultural Support

Hello and Merhaba,

Welcome to the Cultural Support page of the Türkiye and New Zealand Cultural Society. Our mission is to provide person-centered and culturally-appropriate support to individuals from Türkiye cultures and ethnicities living in New Zealand. We are committed to fostering a strong sense of belonging, promoting cultural understanding, and empowering our community members to thrive in their new home.

Our Services 

Our dedicated Community and Cultural Support team is here to assist you every step of the way. We offer a range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual:

  1. Assistance in Accessing Government Support: Navigating government agencies can be overwhelming, especially in a new country. Our team is here to guide you through the process of accessing support from government agencies, such as Work and Income or Housing New Zealand, ensuring you receive the assistance you need.
  1. Links to Other Disability Support Agencies: We understand that individuals with disabilities require specialized care. Our team can connect you with other disability support agencies, ensuring that you receive the resources and services tailored to your specific needs. 
  1. Promoting Cultural Understanding: Cultural diversity enriches our society, and we believe in promoting understanding and appreciation for Türkiye cultures and traditions. Through various initiatives and educational programs, we aim to bridge cultural gaps and foster a more inclusive and harmonious community. 
  1. Supporting Active Involvement in Cultures and Communities: Your cultural identity is essential, and we are here to support you in actively participating and engaging with your culture and community. Our team will assist you in becoming an integral part of your cultural community, providing opportunities for meaningful connections. 

Our Approach

At the Türkiye and New Zealand Cultural Society, we take a person-centered and culturally-appropriate approach to support. We recognize that each individual's journey is unique, and our services are tailored to address your specific needs and preferences. Our team is sensitive to the challenges faced by people from Türkiye cultures, and we strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

Get in Touch

If you or someone you know could benefit from our Community and Cultural Support services, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team. We are here to assist you and ensure you receive the support you deserve.

Join us in building a stronger, more connected Türkiye community in New Zealand. Together, we can create a vibrant and inclusive cultural tapestry that celebrates diversity and fosters mutual respect.

For inquiries or to access our support services, please contact us or email our Vice President Zulha Yildiz who holds a Master's degree in Applied Indigenous Knowledge and has been a dedicated volunteer community worker since 1994.

Please note; Our volunteer service is subject to availability.

Zulha Yildiz