Rotorua Multicultural Council Inc

Rotorua Multicultural Council IncRotorua Multicultural Council Inc (RMCI) formerly known as Rotorua Ethnic Council Inc was founded in 1996. It was incorporated in 1998 when the name was changed to its current name. RMCI is a non-profit organisation composed of cultural groups-associations and communities who strive to keep alive multicultural traditions in Rotorua. One of their objectives is to promote and protect the interests of the many different cultural groups which make Rotorua a multicultural city and New Zealand a multicultural society.

RMCI organises activites and events that embrace cultural diversity. The organisation celebrates Race Relations Day in March each year through social sports-football. RCMI’s main event is a one-day biennial festival branded GLOBALfest (think…experience…CELEBRATE!).

The council is affiliated to the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils Inc (NZFMC). RCMI also manages the Rotorua Newcomers Network.

Project 2011
Race Relations Day-U&I Football Cup 2011

Registration of Interest for U&I Football Cup 2011 (formerly known as U&I Soccerfest) is now open. This is a 7-a-side social tournament organised annually by Multicultural Rotorua in cooperation with Rotorua United Football Club. Registration cost: $20/team.

U&I Football Cup 2011 will be held on Saturday 12 March at Rotorua United Football Club at Neil Hunt Park (Te Ngae Road) to promote Race Relations Day and to celebrate the values of cultural diversity. March is celebrated as Race Relations month. The theme for Race Relations Day 2011 is ‘People in Harmony’.

To request for an application form, send us an email at or

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