The Auckland Marathi Association emerged in 1995 when a few families from Maharashtra in New Zealand felt the need to bond around their shared culture and identity in a new land they were still learning to call home. WELCOME Since its formation to now, the Association has grown not just in numbers but in scope and ambition. Today, AMA is more than a place to share a cultural identity, to come together and celebrate festivals and occasions. Second generation Kiwi-Indians of marathi parents contribute to activities and bring fresh ideas to the mix. Performing art, classical and folk dance, music, theatre; our events are tethered to Maharashtra’s rich literary and folk heritage. Members have made it a proud association. Members are at the heart of the organisations mission and vision. In some ways, the organisation has become their go-to place for seeking familiarity and closeness with their Indian origins as they walk in many worlds. An ever growing community has led the Association in expanding its reach to include events and cause partnerships with other organisations in New Zealand and beyond.