Auckland, New Zealand

We are the Dawoodi Bohra community of Auckland

The Dawoodi Bohra Community of Auckland consists of approximately 115 families, hailing from all corners of the world. The community continues to grow as families make their way to New Zealand in search of fruitful opportunities and better educational prospects.

The government’s welcoming immigration policy of 1986 made it possible for Bohras to settle in this country of scenic and serene vistas. The families living here are proud citizens who have called New Zealand home for the past 30 years. Many Bohra men and women are an active part of the New Zealand workforce while others run their own businesses. 

Our Community

The Bohras in Auckland congregate at the community hall known as ‘Vajihi Markaz’ in Henderson and welcome their fellow citizens to join them in celebrations on important national days.

Environmental conservation and charitable efforts are the most significant areas in which the community has been active for the past few years.

Embracing the ‘Kiwi Way of Life’, the Bohras also make sure to benefit from the beautiful and unique wilderness that New Zealand has to offer. Communal activities include regular excursions and outdoor sporting events as well as picnics.

The Dawoodi Bohra community is proud to reside in the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ and to be part of a rich and diverse country like New Zealand.

Community News

My Journey to Memorise the Quran by Ajab Mustafa, Aged 11

To memorise the Quran takes dedication, discipline, and perseverance.   ​​The Quran consists of over 6,000 verses spread across 114...

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Cameron Brewer MP & Honorary Consul of India Among Guests at Auckland Dawoodi Bohras’ Iftar

A host of local dignitaries were guests of honour at the Auckland Dawoodi Bohra congregation’s multifaith Iftar event...

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Ummehani Poonawala: Architectural Visionary and Community Beacon

Ummehani Poonawla's story from Pune, India, to the scenic landscapes of New Zealand is a story of ambition,...


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Auckland Dawoodi Bohras Mark Eid al Adha by Serving Meals

The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland collaborated with ‘Feed the Homeless Auckland’, a Samaritan organization, to feed nearly 150...

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Auckland Dawoodi Bohras Contributes to ‘Give a Kid a Blanket’

The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland contributed to the cause of providing winter clothes and blankets to children and...

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Auckland Dawoodi Bohras Thank Police Officers

Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Auckland visited their local police station on 15 March 2020 –...

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Auckland Bohras Host Neighbours for a Fun-filled Evening

The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland hosted neighbours and nearby faith groups at their markaz, or community centre, for...

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MP Chris Carter Pays Visit to Auckland Dawoodi Bohra Center

The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland welcomed the Honorable Member of Parliament Christopher Joseph Carter at the community’s center...

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