April 2014

Calling for abstracts - Centre for Asian Health Research National Symposium

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The Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research (CAHRE) National Symposium “Working together to Improve Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing” will be held on 4 July, 2014 at the Tamaki Campus, School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

Director's Update April 2014

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Ni Hao, Nameste, Anyong ha sae yo, Apa khabar

In April New Zealanders celebrated both Easter and ANZAC Day . ANZAC day in particular gives us an opportunity to reflect and remember those who made many sacrifices to protect our way of life. This country continues to grow and develop and its cultural, social and linguistic diversity contributes to that growth and development.

Prime Ministers Business Scholarships

Prime Ministers Business Scholarships

Entries are now open for the Prime Ministers Business Scholarships

Race Unity Speech Awards 2014

Thai An Vo winner of the 2014 Speech Awards

How do students relate to race relations in New Zealand?

That was the question posed to more than 180 students from around the country at the National finals of the NZ Race Unity Speech Awards recently held in Auckland.

Culture and Identity in New Zealand

Census 2013

The number of New Zealanders who were born overseas had reached more than a million by the 2013 Census, Statistics NZ has revealed. This increase has led to more diversity in our ethnic, religious, and linguistic make-up.

EPIC NZ Go Global Blender business networking event

EPIC NZ Go Global Blender business networking event
The Office of Ethnic Affairs in partnership with ExportNZ and the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) hosted the inaugural EPIC NZ Go Global Blender business networking event in Auckland.
Guest speaker Malcolm Rands, CEO of ecostore
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EPIC NZ Go Global Blender business networking event

Guest speaker Malcolm Rands, CEO of ecostore

On 9 April the Office of Ethnic Affairs in partnership with ExportNZ and the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) hosted the inaugural EPIC NZ Go Global Blender business networking event in Auckland. The Blender networking event series is all about creating business opportunities, connections and innovation through diversity, and this event brought together the Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) NZ and ExportNZ networks for the first time. A full room of diverse business professionals gathered at the BNZ Partner Centre on Queen St, to hear from keynote speaker Malcolm Rands (Ecoman), CEO of ecostore, and MC and TV3 Reporter, Simon Shepherd.

Office of Ethnic Affairs Social Media Survey

Office of Ethnic Affairs Social Media Survey
How do you use social media? How would you like us to use social media to engage with you? The Office of Ethnic Affairs has been active on social media for over 18 months, we are keen to hear what you think.
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Walking in Two Worlds

Walking in Two Worlds
A panel discussion moderated by Professor Kathryn Pavlovich, Waikato University, at the EthnicA 2014 Hamilton featured three people who are leaders in their own fields.
Walking in Two Worlds’ panel, left to right,  Marisa Fong, chair Professor Kathryn Pavlovich, Dr Priya Kurian and Jo La Grouw.
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Walking in Two Worlds

Walking in Two Worlds’ panel, left to right,  Marisa Fong, chair Professor Kathryn Pavlovich, Dr Priya Kurian and Jo La Grouw.

A panel discussion moderated by Professor Kathryn Pavlovich, Waikato University, featured three people who are leaders in their own fields – Marisa Fong, Jo La Grouw and Dr Priya Kurian, who spoke about how their backgrounds had influenced them to take on challenges and solve issues.