August 2017

In Remembrance of Wenceslaus Anthony

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The Office of Ethnic Communities was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Wenceslaus Anthony on 23 July in Chennai, India, aged 59. He was closely associated with us and supported our EPIC (Ethnic People in Commerce) conferences as a speaker on a number of occasions.

Ethnic Communities Development Fund - Now open

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The Ethnic Communities Development Fund is open for requests and will close at midnight on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

The fund distributes $520,000 each year to community groups wanting to increase awareness and understanding of their ethnic community, or to promote leadership and social cohesion.

Information about this fund is available online on our website.

If you need help with your application, you can call your local Internal Affairs Community Advisor on 0800 824 824.

Minister's Update - August 2017

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This is a good time of year to consider opportunities for governance roles. The Office of Ethnic Communities keeps a database of New Zealanders from ethnic communities who are suitably qualified to be considered for appointment to a number of government boards, committees and advisory groups. The nominations service seeks to increase ethnic representation in leadership and governance positions.

Give feedback and help New Zealand families

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The Government wants to know what you think about changes to the way Inland Revenue manages Working for Families and child support payments. The changes could help your family, so please give feedback.