August 2018

The Ethnic Communities Development Fund is open for requests

The Ethnic Communities Development Fund is open for requests
The Ethnic Communities Development Fund is open for requests and will close at midnight on Wednesday 26 September 2018. There will be one funding round each year with a total of $520,000 available for projects to be implemented in 2019.
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Minister's Update - July 2018

Minister's Update - July 2018
I began the month by visiting many bright year 7 and 8 students at St John the Evangelist School, in Ōtara. I shared with them my migration journey; from arriving as a Tongan teenager with English as a second language, to becoming a Cabinet Minister.
Hon Jenny Salesa - Minister for Ethnic Communities
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Minister's Update - July 2018

Hon Jenny Salesa - Minister for Ethnic Communities

Kia ora, namaste, ni hao, mabuhay, anyoung haseyo, mālō e lelei and very warm greetings to you all.

I began the month by visiting many bright year 7 and 8 students at St John the Evangelist School, in Ōtara. I shared with them my migration journey; from arriving as a Tongan teenager with English as a second language, to becoming a Cabinet Minister. It was a delight to meet such a diverse group of engaged students and future leaders. Many of our students and their families have similar migration journeys in coming to settle in Aotearoa New Zealand. It was a great opportunity to acknowledge their skills, and the ambition of positive changes they wish to bring about in South Auckland.