• Crossing the Bridge Exhibition

    Image of Sophie-Claire Violette (left) with Candy Wu Zhang from the Office on the right with artwork inbetween

    Anthropologist, Sophie-Claire Violette, a recent migrant to Ashburton from Mauritius says that the aim of the recently opened outdoor exhibition Crossing the Bridge was to explore what it means to be a migrant in rural New Zealand.

    The exhibition features 22 portraits of individuals from different places of origin - each accompanied by a visual diary of their daily lives and personal reflections on identity in their new environment.

  • Celebrating Everest Day

    The Minister for Ethnic Communities was unable to attend the Everest celebration in Christchurch on 29 May in person but greeted the Nepalese community via video message.

    The lead organiser for the event was the Non-resident Nepalese Association led by Dr Bohla Pradhan - who noted that the event was designed to remember the great achievement of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and the enduring bonds of friendship between our two countries.

  • Big ideas, Diverse Futures: Office of Ethnic Communities facilitates a diversity panel at AUT

    Image of attendees at the diversity panel

    The Office of Ethnic Communities recently facilitated a panel on "diversity in the workplace" as part of AUT's employability week.

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