October 2013

New housing opportunity for Auckland Asian seniors

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The Chinese New Settlers Services Trust has received $5.3 million in Government funding to build 33 units in Panmure for low-income elderly in local Asian communities. The total value of the development is $10.5 million.

Muslim World Forum 2013 - 23 November 2013

Muslim World Forum 2013 - 23 November 2013
The Muslim World Forum is open to all with an interest in the contemporary issues relating to New Zealand’s relationship with the Muslim world and the New Zealand Muslim community.
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A thousand mile journey begins ... in a garage Chinese New Settlers Services Trust celebrates turning 15

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Hundreds of guests enjoyed a day of activities and cultural performances to mark 15 years of community service by the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST) on Sunday 20 October 2013 at Panmure, Auckland.

Greater diversity on boards

Greater diversity on boards
Do you want to help make important decisions that will affect all New Zealanders? Do you have what it takes to be on a government board, committee or advisory group? We have a database of people from ethnic communities who are suitable for appointment when vacancies arise.
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Sanda Gold Medal for young Kiwi.

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Sanda is a modern Chinese combat sport steadily becoming more popular around the world. It is somewhat similar to kickboxing, but also includes throws and sweeps, making it spectacular to watch.

Francis Forgues, a young Kiwi from Christchurch has won a gold medal for his stellar performance at the National Sanda Invitational Tournament held on 28 September at Avondale College, Auckland.

The Dragon and Taniwha Concert-Music enriching cultural diversity and community cohesion

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This wonderful cross-cultural concert arranged by the Music Association of Auckland (MAA) as a follow-up to the Dragon and Taniwha Festival earlier this year was held on 13 October and was enjoyed by people from many different backgrounds.

Special guests included; the Te Pou Whakairo Kapa Haka group from the Ngāti Whātua o Orakei and over 70 passionate Chinese musicians. Together they delivered a joyful selection of Chinese, Māori and western choral works, ensembles, duet, soloists and Chinese instrumentals.

Leading the way

The Office of Ethnic Affairs is committed to building the capacity and capability of ethnic people to provide leadership for their communities.

Leading the Way

The Office of Ethnic Commmunities is committed to building the capacity and capability of ethnic people to provide leadership for their communities.

Ethnic Women Leadership project

This programme is designed to develop ethnic women’s leadership capability so they can be the agents for change in their own communities and the wider society.

Ethnic women are encouraged to be influential and effective decision-makers, who are able to support ethnic communities to integrate and participate in society more effectively.

‘Making New Zealand home’ – an inspiring panel discussion

The panel and facilitator of the Making New Zealand home session

On the afternoon of Saturday 12 October, a diverse audience of over forty women and men turned up at the National Library to listen and contribute to a conversation about the opportunities and challenges facing ethnic and migrant women in New Zealand.

Setting the tone for the day, Huong Nguyen, Ethnic Affairs Advisor from the Office of Ethnic Affairs, emphasised the significance of recognising ethnic diversity in New Zealand and also the valuable role that ethnic women play in both ethnic communities and the wider society.