• Mitchell Pham receives Kea World Class New Zealand Award

    The Office of Ethnic Communities would like to congratulate Mitchell Pham on being the first ethnic migrant/refugee to receive the Kea World Class New Zealand Award for his contribution to the New Zealand technology sector and NZ-Asia relations.

  • Health scholarships awarded in Christchurch

    Image of the Health scholarship winners

    On 31 May, Pegasus Health and Workforce Development awarded scholarships to 23 students from diverse backgrounds to study nursing, medicine, or applied health. Two recipients of a scholarship were Seungjun Lee (known as Steve) and Phillipa Muza.

    Steve has just finished a nine week work placement in Christchurch Hospital as part of his Bachelor of Nursing. Steve’s placements in different areas of the health sector have always involved helping people with disabilities.

  • Looking for poems by writers with a migrant/former refugee background

    Adrienne Jansen, Carina Gallegos and ESOL students from Mana and Aotea Colleges read poems at My Name is not Refugee, an event a

    Landing Press, a small Wellington publisher, is inviting migrant and former refugee poets to send in their work for a collection to be published in October 2018.

    The book of poems will be a companion publication to ‘All of us’, a collection of poems on the themes of refugees and migrants, by Adrienne Jansen and Carina Gallegos.