April 2013

Leading with Passion: EthnicA Wellington

Leading with Passion: EthnicA Wellington
Excitement is building at the Office of Ethnic Affairs, with the EthnicA conference in Wellington happening on Saturday 11th May.
Photograph of Mervin Singham
Check out what is happening at EthnicA Wellington

Leading with Passion: EthnicA Wellington

Photograph of Mervin Singham

Excitement is building at the Office of Ethnic Affairs, with the EthnicA conference in Wellington happening on Saturday 11th May.   There are a few places left, so be in quick to register.

A decade of Language Line

A decade of Language Line
In the past decade a massive 300,000 Language Line interpreting sessions have brought assistance and understanding to those who speak little or no English. There have been substantial increases in languages and agencies and now there is promise of more change and innovation.
Language Line cards - a decade
Check out whats changed for Language Line over this time

A decade of Language Line

Language Line cards - the past 10 years

In the past decade a massive 300,000 Language Line interpreting sessions have brought assistance and understanding to those who speak little or no English. There have been substantial increases in languages and agencies, and now there is promise of more change and innovation.

Connect with us on our social media sites

Connect with us on our social media sites
Thousands of people connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and link with us on LinkedIn. We post photos, event information, interesting stories and updates on ethnic diversity issues.
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Is New Zealand a racist country? Mervin's Update

The Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Mervin Singham offers his view about racism in NZ

The Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Mervin Singham offers his views about  whether New Zealand is a racist country, the recent debate on the issue and the way forward.

The Taniwha & Dragon Festival

A Chinese dragon at the Taniwha and Dragon Festival

Promoted as the world’s first Taniwha and Dragon Festival,  a celebration of the bonds between Maori and Chinese people took place on Saturday 27 April 2013.

Auckland's Chinese community were formally welcomed with a pòwhiri on to Òràkei Marae by Ngàti Whàtua warriors and whànau, and accompanied by a a dancing Chinese dragon.

At the heart of the festival was a workshop where traditional Māori and Chinese kites were made and flown.

EPIC NZ Conferences 2013 - Connecting businesses

EPIC NZ Conferences 2013 - Connecting businesses
Gain valuable tips from successful Kiwi entrepreneurs. Listen to advice about how Ethnic people in Commerce have overcome barriers to succeed in New Zealand. Network and connect with other successful entrepreneurs and business owners.
Register for the Auckland & Wellington EPIC NZ conferences

EPIC NZ Conferences 2013 - Connecting businesses

EPIC NZ 2013 is the leading networking event for New Zealand businesses to connect with ethnic businesses to harness potential trade opportunities.

Two conferences, in Auckland and Wellington, will highlight the importance of networks, provide tools to grow your business, and showcase local success stories.

Auckland: 24 May 2013, 1pm - 5pm at The Langham Hotel. 

Wellington: 13 June 2013, 1pm - 4pm at Te Papa.

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