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Settlement Centre Waikato
Ethnic Panels Project

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Project Overview

A key feature of the Settlement Centre Waikato (SCW) redevelopment will be the Ethnic Panels that will externally wrap the building. The purpose of the panels is to showcase and celebrate Hamilton’s diverse communities of which there are over 160 different ethnicities.   

The design of the panels is an opportunity for you and your community to be involved and have an impact on the first purpose-built settlement hub in New Zealand.

Have your design featured on the new building

There will be 74 panels 120cm x 120cm that will be selected from a range of designs submitted by the community.


We welcome submissions from the ethnic communities that HMS Trust supports. 


Register your interest to receive the design brief and submission guidelines.

  • This project has been supported by a grant from Welcoming Communities Fund / Hamilton City Council. 

  • Final production of the panels to be installed on the building is funded by HMS Trust. 

Key Project Dates:

  • Progress update in mid October

  • Final Submission on early December 202

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Are you or your community interested in taking part in this project? 

Contact us to find out how you can contribute to the interwoven tapestry that will showcase and celebrate the multicultural and diverse city we live in.

For more information or questions please email Maya on

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