September 2014

Ethnic Women - Leading the Way

Ethnic Women - Leading the Way
The talent, skills and connections of our ethnically diverse communities make significant contributions to New Zealand’s current and future prosperity. The Office of Ethnic Affairs encourages ethnic women to play more influential roles.
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Ethnic Women - Leading the Way

The talent, skills and connections of our ethnically diverse communities make significant contributions to New Zealand’s current and future prosperity. The Office of Ethnic Affairs encourages ethnic women to play more influential roles through participation in civic activities at a local and national level.

2013 Census Free Information Seminars

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Do you know about our diverse ethnic population? Do you know how they are changing?

Statistics New Zealand, in collaboration with the Office of Ethnic Affairs, is holding free information seminars on the 2013 census results.

Leadership in your community

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

The election day is behind us with preliminary results now published on the Electoral Commission’s website. The Commission aims to declare the final results for the 2014 election by 2pm on 4 October 2014.

Teams in Ethnic Affairs continue our work with a focus on leadership. For example, participants of our young leaders programme had job shadowing opportunities this month with various government and not-for-profit agencies.

Sky lanterns - safety tips

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Sky lanterns are popular at festivals, weddings, and remembrance ceremonies. While they appear beautiful floating in the night’s sky, care should be taken when releasing them.

Trading Standards advises that sky lanterns should only be released in still conditions and away from any homes or other obstacles.

The Auckland Refugee Community Coalition – making a difference

The Auckland Refugee Community Coalition – making a difference
Finding out more about the community and giving them an update on the work of the Office of Ethnic Affairs was the motivation for Director Berlinda Chin and Senior Ethnic Affairs Bernard Gomes visit to Auckland Refugee Community Coalition recently.
Image of Berlinda Chin and Abann Yor are holding a painting depicting journey of refugees into NZ.
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The Auckland Refugee Community Coalition – making a difference

Image of Berlinda Chin and Abann Yor are holding a painting depicting journey of refugees into NZ.

Finding out more about the community in Auckland and giving them an update on the work of the Office of Ethnic Affairs was the motivation for a visit by Director, Berlinda Chin and Senior Ethnic Affairs Advisor, Bernard Gomes to the Auckland Refugee Community Coalition (ARCC).

Leading the way - A year in review - 2013 / 2014

Leading the way - A year in review - 2013 / 2014
Growing great leaders has been central to the Office of Ethnic Affairs in 2013 - 2014.
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Leading the way - A year in review - 2013 / 2014

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Growing great leaders has been central to the Office of Ethnic Affairs in 2013 - 2014.

Not only has leadership played a key role in our flagship national EthnicA conferences, we have also undertaken a major programme of work to grown and support leaders in three key sectors - youth, women and ethnic communities.

Helping Build New Zealand’s Future Ethnic Leaders

Helping Build New Zealand’s Future Ethnic Leaders
Selected for the Wellington group Young Leaders Programme in 2014 Daniel considers it a great opportunity to enhance his leadership and communication skills.
Image of Daniel (right) with Scott Miller of Charities Services
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