The Afghan Association of New Zealand (Inc.) was founded in 2000.  AANZ is the oldest and largest established Afghan organisation that represents the Afghan Diaspora of New Zealand.

AANZ promotes unity and mutual co-existence among the various Afghan communities. It’s our vision to help maintain Afghan cultural, national and religious values, while at the same time helping Afghan communities adapt, assimilate and become active members of the wider New Zealand society and economy.

The current AANZ Executive Committee was re-elected in May 2016. Comprised predominantly of young Afghans — most of who studied in New Zealand — the long-term goal of this young and dynamic team is to establish an efficient, transparent and accountable system for community service delivery, and in the process, become a model community organisation in New Zealand.

We have an open-door policy. Any Afghan who believes he or she has something to offer to this shared organisation of ours, please contact us and become part of the Executive body.

We wish for AANZ to be reflective of your needs, your opinions, and your suggestions. Hence, we welcome any suggestions and contributions — or any criticism for that matter — from every single individual Afghan in New Zealand, and look forward to being of service to the community.

Education is a cornerstone AANZ strategy. AANZ is at the heart of initiating and implementing Afghan youth education programmes that are focused on Afghan native languages of Dari and Pashtoo as well as Islamic religious classes. The programme currently has 46 students.

Current Classes:

  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Community Action Centre 766 Sandringham Road, Extn Mt Roskill, Auckland

  • Phone: +64 9 281 5720
  • Mobile: +64 223 208 767
  • Email: [email protected]

More classes at the Community Action Centre are planned for the near future. In addition, classes will also be initiated at the Wesley Community Hall, in Mt Roskill.

Afghan Youths are at the forefront of ANZ activities. Indeed, the current AANZ Executive Committee mainly consists of young Afghans whom predominantly studied in New Zealand.

Initiating youth programmes, mainly focused on education, cultural-religious values and sports, is a fundamental strategy of the new AANZ board.


AANZ has a long-standing Afghan women’s programme, focused on sewing classes, parenting and healthy living.

Fahima Saeid has made important contributions to the AANZ Women’s programme. She is the current coordinator of the programme.

Current Programme:

  • Friday 5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Wesley Community Centre
  • 740 Sandringham Road Extn Mt Roskill, Auckland

  • Phone: +64 9 281 5720
  • Mobile: +64 223 208 767
  • Email: [email protected]

AANZ has taken important steps in establishing a variety of sport programmes for the Afghan community, including soccer, volleyball, kickboxing and cricket.