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Auckland Council

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Āhua Iwi Kē

The role of the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

The Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel offers advice based on their experiences living as people from ethnic cultures, to help us improve outcomes for this community.

They will:

  • identify the issues that are important to people from ethnic cultures
  • provide advice on our regional strategies, policies and plans
  • help us effectively engage with people from ethnic cultures. 

Members of the panel

  • Sunil Kaushal (chair)
  • Jade Tang-Taylor (deputy chair)
  • Anita Keestra
  • Bill Guan
  • Dave Tomu
  • Jessica Phuang
  • Ljubica Mamula-Seadon
  • Naoe Hashimoto
  • Councillor Alf Filipaina (liaison councillor)
  • Councillor Cathy Casey (chief liaison councillor)

Lead officers: Cecilia Tse, Shameel Sahib

Meetings of the panel

The Ethnic People's Advisory Panel holds three scheduled meetings and up to seven meetings with staff each year.

Scheduled meetings are open to the public.

For dates, agendas and minutes, see agendas and minutes.

Get in touch with the panel

To attend or present at a meeting of the Ethnic People's Advisory Panel, or find more information, email

Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel website

For more information, visit the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel website.