• Introducing the Office of Ethnic Communities!

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    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.           

  • Register now for 'Money Matters' - Building Sustainable Funding Workshops

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    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.

  • Gong Xi Fa Cai

    Prime Minister John Key and Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Liga with the Poon Fah Lion Dancers at New Zealand Parliament Buildin

    Happy Chinese New Year

    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.

Video: Berlinda Chin, Happy New Year 2015

Video message from Berlinda Chin, Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs - Transcript provided below. "Happy New Year everyone may 2015 bring you many more...
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