We are Auckland North Community and Development.

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

Who we are

ANCAD is a Charitable, Incorporated Society and community development non-profit organisation that has been supporting the Auckland North community and beyond, since 1974.

What we do

ANCAD organises and coordinates several key programmes of support for the community to build capacity, capability and wellbeing. Our passion and purpose is to be a part of the process of strengthening community through engagement, enablement and education.



We strengthen relationships, partnerships and inclusivity with all sectors of the community. We build and strengthen our Kaupapa Māori partnerships and enhance our relationships with Pasifika and Asian communities.



We respond to emerging trends and current community needs and support capacity and capability initiatives and innovations for a connected, resilient and safe community.



We provide information, education and resources, contribute to research, innovative practice and strategic community development initiatives.

Why we do it

Like the weaver of fabric, we wish to see the fabric of community knitted together in a strong, interconnected way that builds upon the diversity and strengths of who we are and what we do.

Ehara tāku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takatini

My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective

ANCAD Services


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April 14, 2023

When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

When we join the board of a community organisation or not for profit, we are filled with a desire to help change the world. We are passionate around our cause and just know we ...

June 12, 2024

ANCAD’s Eva Chen awarded member of New Zealand Order of Merit

It is with great pride that we acknowledge ANCAD’s Eva Chen as recipient of the member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to the Asian community, in the King’s Birthday Honours ...


Find what you need from ANCAD’s library of resources.

In this section you will be able to discover a range of useful resources that we have made available to you to either download (PDF) or purchase. This is also the place to grab your copy of the ANCAD Community Connections monthly magazine and enjoy a good read.

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