Founded on December 19, 2002 , Nepal New Zealand Friendship Society Inc. (NNZFS) was established in 2002 with the active help from New Zealanders.
Since then it has been running by Nepalese and New Zealanders living in Christchurch.
NNZFS was registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on the 19th of December 2002. People living in Canterbury region for more than 3 months and over the age of 15 years. Currently it has more than 200 registered members. The society always welcomes new people who want to be a part of it.
To promote mutual support and cooperation between individuals of Nepalese descent on matters and common concerns.
To promote harmony and understanding among all members.
To promote educational, sporting, arts and business activities.
To provide community services to all members and liaise with governmental and non-governmental bodies.
To introduce and promote Nepalese social and cultural heritage.
To promote friendship and contact with other Nepalese societies within New Zealand.
To interact with other ethnic bodies.
To carry out other social activities consistent with the objectives of the society.
To keep alive Nepalese cultures, organize various programs.
To support Nepalese people facing problem from Natural calamities
Take part in various Cultural program organize by the City Council.
Hold Nepali language teaching class for children.
Organize Nepalese New year program.
Organize programs to celebrate Dashain, Tihar and other Nepalese festivals.
Organise family get-together welcome and farewell for new and leaving members.
Take part in Ethnic Soccer festival organized at Christchurch.
Run a weekly Nepali language musical program on community radio FM.