Read Zulfiqar’s Story

Years of community service

My name is Zufiqar. I am a Justice of the Peace and have been actively involved in community service since I arrived in New Zealand. Palmerston North has been my home since July 2000. I am a proud Massey graduate, a trained forester and environmentalist. I have worked in a number of environment related community and rural development projects funded by international agencies like UNDP, World Bank, WFP and AusAID. I also worked for Massey University‚Äôs International Relations Office for more than 8 years. Currently I am self-employed, running a small business in partnership.

I have been on the board/executive committees of a number of community organizations:

  • Current Vice President of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ)
  • Ex-president of the Manawatu Muslims Association (MMA)
  • Ex-president of the Pakistan-New Zealand Friendship Association (PAKNZ)
  • Past Representative in the Manawatu Multicultural Council