July 2015

Minister’s update July 2015

I have now finished my latest series of forums around the country where I was able to meet representatives from across our ethnic communities.  As Minister for Ethnic Communities it’s important for me to understand first-hand the challenges and issues you face so that I am better informed to influence our policies and decision-making.  Thank you to all of you who made the time to come and meet me to share your views and opinions.

Eid Celebration at Parliament

Ahmad, Berlinda Chin (Director, Office of Ethnic Communities), and Sara

The Office of Ethnic Communities was thrilled to be a part of parliament’s celebrations last night acknowledging Eid ul-fitr (Eid) – the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawaal (the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar).

The event was hosted by the Minister for Ethnic Communities the Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga with the Prime Minister, members of New Zealand’s Muslim community, academics, religious leaders and members of the diplomatic corps.