September 2013

Ethnic Diversity Management presentations spark interest in Australia

Photo of Berlinda Chin presenting

A presentation at a Specsavers Professional Development Day has generated greater interest here and across the ditch. As part of our ongoing work in Ethnic Diversity Management, the Office of Ethnic Affairs works with various businesses and organisations to support them in maximising the benefits of a diverse workforce and engaging with an increasingly diverse customer base. On 23 March the Office of Ethnic Affairs delivered a presentation titled “Riding the wave: leading ethnic diversity in the workplace” at a Specsavers Professional Development Day in Wellington. That presentation led to another in Auckland on 27 August, attended by about 60 people, including directors, general managers, dispensing opticians and support staff. Attendees came from various parts of New Zealand including Palmerston North, Dunedin, Wellington and Hamilton.

Leadership and Diversity Thinking

Photograph of people sitting at a table - "Diversity of thought is seen as an essential tool for innovation."

Progressing diversity thinking - from Human Resources to Leadership

The Office of Ethnic Affairs is pleased to be part of a new working group drawing together New Zealand’s corporate leaders. Diverse NZ Inc. is a collaboration of some of this country’s biggest and brightest business minds, and the platform has been formed to galvanise businesses to harness the economic benefit, business gain and GDP uplift that results from diverse leadership and diversity of thought.

Civic Participation and Visibility: Women in Action

Civic Participation and Visibility: Women in Action
Participants from the Ethnic Women's Leadership Programme have established the Ethnic Women’s Leadership Network, a collaboration of women leaders from various migrant communities living in Auckland.
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Civic Participation and Visibility: Women in Action

Tanya Suin, Grace Ryu, Pritika Sharma, Gabriela Ugalde and Lucia Davis.

Participants from the Ethnic Women's Leadership Programme have established the Ethnic Women’s Leadership Network, a collaboration of women leaders from various migrant communities living in Auckland. The group are also from a wide range of sectors such as media, health, education, advocacy, research and disability.

Limitless with Support

‘‘I want New Zealand to come along on the journey with me, and be a part of this adventure”

When Neelu Memon stands on top of South America's highest mountain early next year, her experience will be very different from that of other climbers.

Social enterprise

What is social enterprise?Image of hands

A social enterprise is an organisation that uses business activities to support social, cultural or environmental objectives.

A social enterprise operates like a business, but instead of distributing profits to shareholders or individuals, they are used for a social purpose, to support the organisation’s mission to benefit wider society or specific groups of people.

Communities Connect through Rugby

Players at the Poneke Football Club

The Poneke Rugby Club in Kilbirnie, Wellington held a multicultural rugby festival on Sunday 8 August in collaboration with the Hutt, Upper Hutt and Wellington Multicultural Councils. The sun was out and families from across Wellington joined in the fun.

Minister to attend Sydney Women’s Meet

Minister to attend Sydney Women’s Meet
Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins will attend the Women’s Conference of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) to be held in Australia on November 9, 2013.
Hon Judith Collins
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First Multicultural Rugby Festival

Poneke Rugby Club Poster

The Pōneke Football Club's vision to grow the first All Black or Black Fern from migrant communities other than the communities from the South Pacific, Europe or South Africa has had incredible support from multicultural communities in the Wellington region.

Think differently

Think differently

Funding available to help make a difference Think Differently is a social change campaign to encourage and support a shift in attitudes and behaviour towards disabled people. And they have funding available for community-led projects that can help make a difference.