June 2017

Mokaa Exhibition

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The Office of Ethnic Communities is proud to have sponsored Mokaa the land of opportunity Indians in Aotearoa through our Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

The New Zealand Indian Central Association invites you to attend the opening ceremony and launch of Mokaa: 125 yers of Indian New Zealanders; a historical exhibition with remarkable stories and close to 100 compelling and rarely seen photographs.

Ethnic Communities Development Fund

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The Ethnic Communities Development Fund applications dates for 2017 have been set. The fund will be open for requests on Wednesday 16 August 2017 and close at midnight on Wednesday 27 September 2017. There will be one funding round a year.

The fund distributes $520,000 each year to community groups for projects to be implemented in 2018. There are three fund priorities, leadership development, social cohesion and cultural events.

Director's Update - June 2017

The month of June has flown by.  We paid tribute to the sheer courage and perseverance of refugees on World Refugee Day, 20 June.  As I began my work as Director of the Office of Ethnic Communities, old and new friends have made me aware of the significant difference that ethnic community representatives involved in business, migrant settlement, refugee services, culture and heritage, education and other important fields are making too many people's lives in Auckland and elsewhere.

Minister's Update - June 2017

I am looking forward to hosting the Parliamentary Eid ul-Fitr on 5 July and acknowledging the contributions made by Muslim Kiwis in New Zealand. 

Eid ul-Fitr is a celebration of attaining spiritual prosperity after a month of fasting, worship and prayer. During this celebration, Muslims give thanks to Allah (God) for their health, wellbeing and for the strength to complete their spiritual fasting.

EPIC NZ Speaker - David Liuyang

Speakers

Meet our amazing speakers for this year's EPIC NZ Conference being held 30th June 2017. Don't forget to register if you haven't already.

EPIC NZ Speaker - Grant Straker

Speakers

Meet our amazing speakers for this year's EPIC NZ Conference being held 30th June 2017. Don't forget to register if you haven't already.

Networking Hub Introduction

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Whether you’re starting out or well established, our government agencies offer a wide range of services and support to help our ethnically diverse business community thrive.

There will be four hubs at the conference for you to Talk Business; Talk Money; Talk People and Talk Trade. This is an opportunity for you to connect with other attendees, and a range of government agencies who support business growth and best practice.

EPIC NZ Speaker - Jehan Casinader

Speakers

Meet our amazing speakers for this year's EPIC NZ Conference being held 30th June 2017. Don't forget to register if you haven't already.

EPIC NZ Speaker - Bhavini Doshii

Speakers

Meet our amazing speakers for this year's EPIC NZ Conference being held 30th June 2017. Don't forget to register if you haven't already.

EPIC NZ Speaker - Priti Ambani

Speakers

Meet our amazing speakers for this year's EPIC NZ Conference being held 30th June 2017. Don't forget to register if you haven't already.