In 2006 there was estimated to be about 3000 Greeks in New Zealand comprised of original Immigrants plus first, second, third and fourth generations born here. Most of them live in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand with scattered groups spread throughout the rest of the country such as Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, Whanganui and Palmerston North.
Initial immigation was from many different parts of Greece both, from the mainland and the islands, such as Crete and Mytiline. Many Greek Cypriots also established themselves here. The majority of Greeks arrived during the 1950s and 1960s, but a strong basis had been established by the earlier arrivals in the first part of the 20th century....
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012
The Greek Community school has been operating for more than 60 years and is seen as a vital resource for the local community in maintaining the Greek culture, language and heritage in Wellington's ever changing social and economic environments. ...Read More »