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Our Story

In 2006, it was proposed to the Zoroastrian Community of New Zealand that a community centre be established in Auckland. The purpose of this centre would be to provide a place for communal worship, as well as a permanent venue for Zoroastrian functions, get-togethers and community events, in turn advancing and preserving the Zoroastrian culture and faith amongst our families, our youth and all our future generations to come.

Thus, the Zoroastrian Community Trust of New Zealand (ZCT) was formed in 2007 with the single minded vision of overseeing the establishment of such a community centre.

Over the past eleven years, ZCT has collected funds through one-off donations from locals, fundraising efforts and pledge donations. To date ZCT has 55 Pledge Donors, from 200 families in New Zealand.

Globally, Zoroastrians stand as a community wanting to grow and we, here in New Zealand, have a growing population of around 800, which includes an increasing young demographic society with a desperate need for a place to congregate both religiously and for community affairs. By giving us your support you do not just help us grow, you give our youth the opportunity to grow, in turn, enabling us collectively to succeed; and “success is progress”.

Our Objectives & Values

The following have been identified as the key objectives of ZCT:

  • To have a permanent home for community functions and activities;

  • To have a permanent home to hold regular classes for Zoroastrian education of children and adults;

  • To have a permanent venue for the Zoroastrian youth and senior citizens to interact and socialize;

  • To have a permanent home for a library/learning centre;

  • To have a place of worship where religious ceremonies can be held   without limitations or restrictions;

  • To work together for the long term good of the Zoroastrian community.

The core values of ZCT are as follows:

 

  • Commitment – To establish a community centre in Auckland, NZ;

  • Unity – Work together with the wider community to achieve its objective;

  • Transparency – Be accountable to the community and Pledge Donors on the Trust’s financials. 

As a whole, these values act as cornerstones by providing stability, progress and growth of the Zoroastrian community in New Zealand. In essence, ZCT’s motto: Success through progress.

Trust Deed

Annual Report (y/e Mar 2023)

Our Current Trustees

Admin and Profile Secretary: Anahita Badhniwalla

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