• Muslim Community Food Bank needs new premises

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    The Office of Ethnic Communities was pleased to join former participants in our Building Bridges programme (now the Canterbury Muslim Community Trust) and members of the Islamic Women’s Council New Zealand at Masjid Al-Noor in Christchurch last week to learn about two new initiatives which aim to build cultural and religious bridges by reaching out to Muslims and the wider non-Muslim community through its Help for the Homeless and Food Bank Projects.

  • Making a difference in Wellington

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    Shilinka Smith, a former policy analyst at the Office of Ethnic Communities has carried her commitment to the principles of inclusion and diversity into her new enterprise as CEO of popular Wellington Restaurant Fusion Virtuoso on Manners Sstreet.

  • Local Government

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    Elections of local authority members, including district health boards are held once every three years. The next elections will be held later this year for city, district and regional councils and district health boards. In some parts of New Zealand, elections will also be held for local and community boards, licensing trusts and some other organisations, and the call is out for candidates and voters!

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