May 2018

Minister's update - May 2018

Minister's Update - May 2018
Kia ora, mālō e lelei, talofa lava, namaste, ni hao, mabuhay, annyeonghaseyo, and very warm greetings to you all.
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Minister's update - May 2018

Kia ora, mālō e lelei, talofa lava, namaste, ni hao, mabuhay, annyeonghaseyo, and very warm greetings to you all.

Director's Update - May 2018

Director's Update - May 2018
The Office of Ethnic Communities had a busy month organising the 2018 Safer Communities Ministerial Forum, which took place on May 26 in Auckland.
Image of 'Austin' Cathrine Austin - Interim Director of the Office of Ethnic Communities
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Director's Update - May 2018

The Office of Ethnic Communities had a busy month organising the 2018 Safer Communities Ministerial Forum, which took place on May 26 in Auckland. The Forum brought together Ministers and Parliamentary Under-Secretaries from the Ethnic Communities, Justice, and Police portfolios. Together with ethnic community leaders we collaborated on sustainable, long-term interventions aimed at improving safety in our communities.

Meet the Office of Ethnic Communities newest member

Mohamud (Centre) receiving his Local Hero Award from the CE of Kiwbank (right) and the Mayor for Auckland Phil Goff (left)

Kia ora. My name is Mohamud Mohamed and I recently joined the Office of Ethnic Communities team as a Diversity & Engagement Advisor in Auckland.

Meet the Office of Ethnic Communities newest member

Meet the Office of Ethnic Communities newest member
Kia ora. My name is Mohamud Mohamed and I recently joined the Office of Ethnic Communities team as a Diversity & Engagement Advisor in Auckland.
Mohamud (Centre) receiving his Local Hero Award from the CE of Kiwbank (right) and the Mayor for Auckland Phil Goff (left)
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MOKAA: The Land of Opportunity

MOKAA: The Land of Opportunity
The Office of Ethnic Communities is proud to have funded ‘MOKAA: The Land of Opportunity - 125 years of Indians in Aotearoa’. The exhibition tells the story from the first Indian presence to pioneering settlers to established communities in New Zealand.
Image 1922 - gathering of Indians in Auckland on Grafton Bridge
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MOKAA: The Land of Opportunity

Image taken in 1922 of gathering of Indians at Grafton Bridge Auckland

The Office of Ethnic Communities is proud to have funded ‘MOKAA: The Land of Opportunity - 125 years of Indians in Aotearoa’. Curated by the New Zealand Indian Central Association, this exhibition tells the story from the first Indian presence to pioneering settlers to established communities in New Zealand.

Looking for poems by writers with a migrant/former refugee background

Adrienne Jansen, Carina Gallegos and ESOL students from Mana and Aotea Colleges read poems at My Name is not Refugee, an event a

Landing Press, a small Wellington publisher, is inviting migrant and former refugee poets to send in their work for a collection to be published in October 2018.

The book of poems will be a companion publication to ‘All of us’, a collection of poems on the themes of refugees and migrants, by Adrienne Jansen and Carina Gallegos.

Suffrage 125 spotlight: ChangeMakers Refugee Forum, a conversation with Naomi Tocher

Suffrage 125 spotlight: ChangeMakers Refugee Forum, a conversation with Naomi Tocher
This year we celebrate New Zealand’s 125th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote.
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