April 2018

Chinese New Settlers Service Trust begins a new chapter

Image of the Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, with Jenny Wang unveiling the plaque

The Minister for Ethnic Communities, Hon Jenny Salesa, along with other dignitaries opened Kotuku House on the 28 March 2018.

Nominations are now open for the Health Volunteer Awards

2018 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards logo

Do you know an unsung hero in New Zealand’s health and disability system? The Minister of Health is looking for nominations for this year’s Health Volunteer Awards.

From helping people navigate their way around hospitals and health services, to providing at home or community support and assistance to people who need it, health volunteers make life better for people in many ways.

Census 2018 operations update

Image With the Hazard sign in red with Is your Census Overdue? in white

A third letter has been sent to approximately 180,000 households last week, with a message to remind people that taking part in the census is compulsory. Census forms are now overdue, but it’s not too late to take part.

Japan Day 2018

On the 4th March the Japanese Society of Canterbury celebrated Japan day in Christchurch. The Japanese language students from Avonside Girls High led the opening ceremony with a rousing dance routine. Avonside Girls have taught Japanese for over 40 years and has supported cultural exchanges and school visits through the Kurashiki student goodwill student exchange.

Director's Update - March 2018

Director's Update - March 2018
A month into my role as Acting Director, Office of Ethnic Communities, I already feel at home here. The support and dedication of the hard-working team of professionals at the Office has played a big part in this, for which I am very grateful.
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Director's Update - March 2018

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A month into my role as Acting Director, Office of Ethnic Communities, I already feel at home here. The support and dedication of the hard-working team of professionals at the Office has played a big part in this, for which I am very grateful.