November 2017

Potting Up for Khaled

Image of some of the volunteers supporting Khaled Al Jouja and family

Office of Ethnic Communities Senior Services Advisor, Craig Nicholson and son Noa recently spent a few hours volunteering to support Khaled Al Jouja and family – along with around 500 other volunteers.

New Connections Inspiring Christchurch

Image of Issac Winsley - Inspiring Stories Charitable Trust

Isaac Winsley from the social enterprise Inspiring Stories Charitable Trust, visited the Office of Ethnic Communities in Christchurch recently to talk about the trust’s vision - “To see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change their world”. A key topic of discussion was the trust’s desire to expand its connections with young people from diverse communities in the South Island.

Justice promoting diversity in the workplace

Image of volunteers and organisers for the Ministry of Justice Diwali Celebration

More than 200 people from Wellington’s Courts and Ministry of Justice offices got together on the 13 October and enjoyed an authentic Indian lunch to celebrate Diwali, the annual Hindu Festival of Lights.

Hon Jenny Salesa - Minister's Update

Hon Jenny Salesa - Minister's Update
It is my honour to be able to provide you with my first message since becoming your Minister for Ethnic Communities – a portfolio I am immensely humbled to have been given by our Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, and one which I am excited about.
Image of Hon Jenny Salesa Minister for Ethnic Communities
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Hon Jenny Salesa - Minister's Update

Image of Hon Jenny Salesa - Minister for Ethnic Communities

Kia ora, malo e lelei, talofa lava, namaste, ni hao, mabuhay, anyoung haseyo and very warm greetings!

It is my honour to be able to provide you with my first message since becoming your Minister for Ethnic Communities – a portfolio I am immensely humbled to have been given by our Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, and one which I am excited about.