September 2018

Ahead of the game – ISANA NZ workshops for International Student Wellbeing

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In June 2017, the Government released the International Student Wellbeing Strategy designed to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming destination for international students to study.

Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Vanisa Dhiru

Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Vanisa Dhiru
This month, we celebrate suffrage month, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote. Check out what Vanisa Dhiru, President of the National Council of Women New Zealand has to say.
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Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Vanisa Dhiru

Vanisa Dhiru

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. This month, we celebrate suffrage month, as we remember the signing of the petition that worked towards the passing of the Electoral Act 1893, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.

Ethnicity data of State sector boards and committees

Ethnicity data of State sector boards and committees
Cabinet announces that ethnicity data be collected for candidates appointed to State sector boards and committees.
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Ethnicity data of State sector boards and committees

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As a part of one of the Government’s key priorities, Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities, announced that the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee has agreed that ethnicity data be collected for candidates appointed to State sector boards and committees.

The Office of Ethnic Communities supporting education conversations

The Office of Ethnic Communities supporting education conversations
The Office of Ethnic Communities is supporting Ministry of Education in hosting three Education Consultation meetings encouraging ethnic community participation. The meetings are being held in Auckland throughout this month.
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Tangata Tiriti – Treaty People Project

Tangata Tiriti – Treaty People Project
Four Tangata Tiriti Project workshops for ethnic community members were held with funding received from the Ethnic Communities Development Fund.
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Tangata Tiriti – Treaty People Project

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Four Tangata Tiriti Project workshops for ethnic community members were held with funding received from the Ethnic Communities Development Fund. The Tangata Tiriti workshops were intended for new migrants, and aimed to give participants a sense of connection with and belonging to the Treaty agreement as ‘new’ New Zealanders.

The Office of Ethnic Communities supporting education conversations

Jadarose Kapsin-Mani

The Office of Ethnic Communities is supporting Ministry of Education in hosting three Education Consultation meetings encouraging ethnic community participation. The meetings are being held in Auckland throughout this month.

Access Radio review – submit your feedback

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Have your say in the Community Access Radio review!

Community Access Radio, part of NZ On Air, is a non-profit platform dedicated to giving diverse groups throughout New Zealand a voice in mainstream media.  The organisation supports stations that are made by, and for, local communities.