May 2017

Wen Powles - Director's Update

Wen Powles - Director's Update
This is my first week at the Department of Internal Affairs and in the role of Director of the Office of Ethnic Communities. I am delighted to join the team, and looking forward to meeting and learning from all our partners in the ethnic communities sector.
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Director's Update - May 2017

This is my first week at the Department of Internal Affairs and in the role of Director of the Office of Ethnic Communities. I am delighted to join the team, and look forward very much to meeting and learning from all our partners in the ethnic communities sector over the coming months.

Minister's Update - May 2017

Minister's Update - May 2017
I would like to wish Ramadan Mubarak to people in the Muslim community at the beginning of the month of Ramadan. This is a month of daily fasting. It is also a time of reflection, focus and practicing goodwill.
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EPIC NZ Conference – Registrations now open

EPIC NZ Conference – Registrations now open
Registrations are now open for the Ethnic People In Commerce (EPIC) NZ Conference 2017. Spaces are limited to 300 so be in quick.
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Minister's Update - May 2017

I would like to wish Ramadan Mubarak to people in the Muslim community at the beginning of the month of Ramadan.  This is a month of daily fasting.  It is also a time of reflection, focus and practicing goodwill. Iftar meals to break the fast at the end of the day will be shared with friends, family and our wider community.  The month of fasting will also be accompanied by efforts to assist those less well-off and build peace and harmony in our communities.

EPIC NZ Conference – Registrations now open

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Registrations are now open for the Ethnic People In Commerce (EPIC) NZ Conference 2017. Spaces are limited to 300 so be in quick. You can find out more about the conference and how to register here

Migrant happiness survey

Migrant happiness survey
"How happy were you when you first arrived in New Zealand?" and "How happy are you now?” on a 10 point scale.
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Celebrations of cultural diversity in Rotorua

Celebrations of cultural diversity in Rotorua
By making use of the contribution of volunteers and through the generosity of those who provide refreshments at low cost and venues for free, small amounts of money can go a long way when organising events to celebrate the cultural diversity of Rotorua.
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Migrant happiness survey

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A market research company, Cultural Connections, carried out a survey to measure the shift in migrants’ level of happiness. The survey sampled 600 migrants by asking them to respond to "How happy were you when you first arrived in New Zealand?" and "How happy are you now?” on a 10 point scale.

Celebrations of cultural diversity in Rotorua

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The Rotorua Multicultural Council receives Ethnic Communities Development Funding from the Office of Ethnic Communities. By making use of the contribution of volunteers and through the generosity of those who provide refreshments at low cost and venues for free, small amounts of money can go a long way when organising events to celebrate the cultural diversity of Rotorua.