New Year Celebration

2022 marked the year of COVID-19 economic recovery with memorable impact on all communities including our African community all over Aotearoa New Zealand.

ACCW is hosting a New Year community get-together on Saturday, 14 January 2023, at Avalon Park, Lower Hutt from 10am to 2pm. This is to celebrate a new vision, community cohesion and aligning strategic goals for 2023.

In keeping with the spirit of ubuntu, there will be a shared BBQ lunch, and all community members are invited including guest and friends of Africa. It is truly an opportune time to reconnect, network, and share our visions for the new year.

Further details can be found in the flyer below and for all inquiries please contact Tendekai (022344470), Jawahir (02108361720) or Ras Judah (0211701713).


The notorious windy Wellington gave us a break with ample summer sunshine to enjoy the New Year 2023 Celebration. There was lots of social cohesion and networking among the community which saw attendance from all regions in Africa.

Some key figures in attendance were the Acting High Commissioner of South Africa Edgar Motsisi, our first MP from the African community Ibrahim Omer, Wellington City Councillor Nureddin Abdurahman, Dr Ruvimbo Bangure, Denise Barlow-Byarugaba, Kira Hundleby from Te Papa, our elder Francis Ogwaro, Liya Lupala from the Black House, ACCW finest radio anchor Francois Byamana Judah and Jacqueline Wilton from Change Makers.

The event showcased kids entertainment by Pride Lands Childcare, good vibes by DJ Dozen Tendekai and delicious African food from Jessy’s Kitchen. Not forgetting the international chefs on the grill Stanley, Kosam, Jawahir and Khon.

ACCW would like to thank all the participants, guests and families for taking out time to support this event. Special thanks to ACCW Events and Planning Committee, the volunteers from Change Makers performers and Smalls Photography.

Long live the African continent! See you in our next event and enjoy the video highlight and photos below…to view more photos, head to ACCW Facebook Page.