February 2018

Public’s views on human rights sought

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New Zealanders have the chance to have their say on human rights issues in a national consultation process, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

A series of eight public consultation sessions, the last to be held in Gisborne on 12 March 2018, will seek the public’s views on New Zealand’s progress on human rights as part of a five-yearly review by the United Nations. The first was held in Wellington in mid-February.

Race Relations Day Festival and Peace March in Wellington

The Race Relations Day Festival and Peace March is coming to Wellington on 24 March. With world class and local performers descending on the capital to celebrate ethnic diversity and mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The event is proudly supported through the Ethnic Communities Development Fund from the Office of Ethnic Communities.

Director’s Update - First Quarter 2018

Kia ora koutou katoa

Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog has been welcomed with colour and verve across the country.  Xin nian kuai le!

A distinctive array of New Year celebrations in our ethnic communities are now among the many traditions enjoyed in our wonderfully diverse country. These festivals and observances, held throughout the year, have become integral to our home-grown Kiwi custom and tradition.