September 2018

Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Grace Ryu

Image of Grace Ryu

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement, which gave all women in Aotearoa the right to vote.

Grace Ryu was born in South Korea and arrived in New Zealand in 1997. She is the Operations Manager of the Asian Health Services at Waitemata District Health Board, and is on the ethnic advisory panel for English Language Partners (a Non-Government Organisation for former refugees and migrants). She was recently appointed as a panel member of the Ethnic Community Development Fund.

Christchurch, a refugee settlement, once again!

Pictured with Hon Iain Lees-Galloway [Immigration Minister] are Hon Megan Woods [Minister Earthquake Commission] and Ahmed Tani

On the 18th of August at the Canterbury Refugee Resettlement and Resource Centre Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Minister for Immigration, announced that the Government will reinstate Christchurch as a place for refugee resettlement.

Hamilton City Mayor welcomes international students

Image of a large room with people watching a speaker in the background.

On the 15th August, His Worship Andrew King, Mayor of Hamilton, welcomed over 200 international students to the Hamilton region at an event jointly hosted by Hamilton City Council and Study Waikato. Students from countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asian nations attended the event reflecting ethnic diversity and a thriving New Zealand.