The Office of Ethnic Communities is proud to host Lining up Language: Navigating Government Policy, a two-day conference aimed at fostering discussion about government policy and activity in relation to language use and learning in New Zealand.
New Kiwis tell their stories in ‘Choice Whiriwhiria’
Choice Whiriwhiria: The New Zealand citizenship story is a commemorative book which celebrates our nationhood, acknowledges the commitment new citizens make and showcases the value of citizenship to the individual and New Zealand.
The Office of Ethnic Affairs is committed to promoting the benefits of ethnic diversity in New Zealand. We have now published an article on ethnic women entrepreneurs in an international forum – the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
You’ll notice some changes on this site from Monday 2 March. That’s because we’ve changed our name from The Office of Ethnic Affairs to The Office of Ethnic Communities.
This change aligns with the renaming of the ministerial portfolio from Ethnic Affairs to Ethnic Communities that happened after the last election.
But that’s not all that’s changing: we’ve also recently streamlined The Office of Ethnic Communities, ensuring teams are now better placed to work with local communities to help New Zealand move forward economically, socially and culturally.
It also means we’re now able to not only work with ethnic communities and businesses, but are also able to use that experience to inform government policy and practice.
We hope you’ll join all of us at The Office of Ethnic Communities for this exciting next phase in our journey.
The Office of Ethnic Communities is pleased to invite you to its series of Building Sustainable Funding Workshops, aimed at helping you get funding for your community organisation.
We’re partnering with Philanthropy New Zealand on workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to help community organisations build a better understanding of the not-for-profit sector, including the best places to seek funding and how to develop robust commercial funding proposals for accessing funding.
More than 200 people joined staff from the Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA), the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, the Minister for Ethnic Communities, Peseta Sam Lotu-liga, and members of the Chinese community at Parliament last night to welcome in the Year of the Sheep.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 10:05am