February 2017

Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017

Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017
The first Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017, charitable event was held to honor and celebrate members of the Congolese community for their outstanding talent and contribution in New Zealand, within their respective fields for the year 2016.
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Guest Contribution: Chinese New Year and the New Dawn in New Zealand

Guest Contribution: Chinese New Year and the New Dawn in New Zealand
My childhood was experienced through the 1960’s growing up in Wellington. My parents owned a small fruit shop in Berhampore and my brothers and I were the only New Zealand born Chinese sitting in a school classroom of Europeans, Pacific Islanders and Maori.
Image of David Wong
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General Manager's Update

General Manager's Update
In September last year I outlined the work that the Office of Ethnic Communities was doing to develop its Operating Model. Flourishing Diversity; Thriving New Zealand is the vision for the Office of Ethnic Communities and drives our Operating Model.
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General Manager's Update - Febuary 2017

Kung hei fat choi! Xin Nian Hao! Sen-nin haow! Happy New Year!

In September last year I outlined the work that the Office of Ethnic Communities was doing to develop its Operating Model. Flourishing Diversity; Thriving New Zealand is the vision for the Office of Ethnic Communities and drives our Operating Model. This is the strategic framework for what we do, why we do it, and how we go about our work. You can check it out on our website.

Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017

Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017

The Office of Ethnic Communities attended the first Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017, held by the The Okapi Alliance NZ (Congolese Community of New Zealand) on 18th February 2017. This charitable event was held at the New Lynn Memorial Hall, Auckland, to honour and celebrate members of the Congolese community for their outstanding talent and contribution in New Zealand, within their respective fields for the year 2016.

Multicultural Rotary holds Chinese New Year Charity Ball

Minster Collins attending Multicultural Rotary holds Chinese New Year Charity Ball

The Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside is ethnically about one-third Chinese, one-third Indian and one-third Pakeha.

Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey

Being Chinese in Aotearoa

Cantonese cabin steward Appo Hocton arrived in Nelson in 1842. He was the first of many Chinese settlers who came to Aotearoa New Zealand and started a new life on our shores. Since then, many more have followed, including pioneering gold miners, merchants, architects and entrepreneurs, and today, the Chinese community of New Zealand make up one of our largest ethnic populations.  At the most recent count, approximately 170,000 people make up the Chinese population including long established communities, recent migrants from China as well as other parts of the world, and New Zealand born Chinese.

Guest Contribution: Chinese New Year and the New Dawn in New Zealand

An honour and privilege to attend the inauguration NZ Citizenship ceremony with Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff (7 Feb 2017).

This piece is a guest contribution from David Wong, Deputy Chair – New Zealand Chinese Association Auckland Branch.

My childhood was experienced through the 1960s growing up in Wellington. My parents owned a small fruit shop in Berhampore and my brothers and I were the only New Zealand born Chinese sitting in a school classroom of Europeans, Pacific Islanders and Maori. Chinese New Year was celebrated very humbly with my mother cooking special dishes of fish, pork and rice and noodles with the occasional attendance at a function at one of the village association (Poon Far – as my parents were from that region in Guangzhou) halls to welcome in the new year.

Anjum Rahman receives full scholarship for 2017 Leadership Programme

Anjum Rahman receives full scholarship for 2017 Leadership Programme
We congratulate Anjum Rahman on receiving admission to the Leadership Programme at Leadership New Zealand. This programme is an immersive year-long experience, involving a series of retreats, seminars and debates.
Anjum Rahman
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Anjum Rahman receives full scholarship for 2017 Leadership Programme

Anjum Rahman

We congratulate Anjum Rahman on receiving admission to the Leadership Programme at Leadership New Zealand. This programme is an immersive year-long experience, involving a series of retreats, seminars and debates.