December 2013

Madiba Nelson Mandela

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The passing of  Madiba Nelson Mandela will be felt deeply by the South African communities he fought so bravely for. But the whole world will also mourn the loss of one of the most dedicated and inspirational leaders of our time. He was an anti-apartheid revolutionary who stood for courage, democracy, diversity and reconciliation.

Young leader on the world stage

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A young and aspiring Kiwi of Fijian Indian origin recently attended a workshop held by the World Network of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs. The International Workshop on Youth Innovative Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development was held in Helsinki, Finland in November. It aims to facilitate the exchange of leadership and entrepreneurship best practice and nurture leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

It’s our Constitution!

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Conversations about New Zealand’s constitution are now available in a report written by the Constitutional Advisory Panel.

We've come a long way

Berlinda Chin, Acting Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs talks to Canterbury's Plains FM producer Gary Mcllroy about Ethnic Affairs' various initiatives to connect ethnic communities with government, and with businesses.

New civil defence tags for disability assist dogs

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New civil defence identification tags for disability assist dogs will make it easier for certified disability assist dogs to be identified and remain with their owners or, if they become separated, to be quickly reunited.

New Zealand's population now more ethnically diverse

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New Zealand's population is now 4.24 million and is getting older and more ethnically diverse, this year's census has shown.

Director's Update - November 2013

The month of November had us in full swing with a range of activities before 2013 draws to a close. From connecting ethnic businesses and investors in the Otago region to holding a Muslim World Forum in Auckland, the Office continues to increase visibility of opportunities that ethnic diversity can bring to New Zealand.

Leading the Way - A Year in Review - 2012 / 2013

Leading the Way - A Year in Review - 2012 / 2013
"Leading the Way - A Year in Review" celebrates our work and achievements in 2012-2013. It also contains links to in-depth information if you would like to find out more.
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