October 2018

Minister stresses importance of ethnic people having say in future of New Zealand education

Minister stresses importance of ethnic people having say in future of New Zealand education
A meeting about the involvement of ethnic communities in the future of New Zealand’s education system has been hailed as a success by the Office of Ethnic Communities.
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Director's Update - October 2018

Director's Update - October 2018
It’s been another action-packed month for our people serving New Zealand’s diverse ethnic communities.
"Austin" Cathrine Austin - Director for the Office of Ethnic Communities
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Director's Update - October 2018

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It’s been another action-packed month for our people serving New Zealand’s diverse ethnic communities.

Minister stresses importance of ethnic people having say in future of New Zealand education

Hon Jenny Salesa, the Minister for Ethnic Communities (Left) and Cathleen Wang (right) year 10 student from Burnside High School

A meeting about the involvement of ethnic communities in the future of New Zealand’s education system has been hailed as a success by the Office of Ethnic Communities.

Ethnic population projections highlight need for leadership diversity

Ethnic population projections highlight need for leadership diversity
Over the next twenty years, not only will New Zealand’s total population increase, but its diversity will too.
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Ethnic population projections highlight need for leadership diversity

Over the next twenty years, not only will New Zealand’s total population increase, but its diversity will too. All ethnic groups are predicted to grow, meaning it’s more important than ever to ensure proper representation in leadership positions and decision-making processes. 

Education Consultation in Wellington

Education Consultation in Wellington
The Office of Ethnic Communities has continued supporting Ministry of Education (MoE) in hosting Education Consultation meetings for ethnic communities.
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Education Consultation in Wellington

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The Office of Ethnic Communities has continued supporting Ministry of Education (MoE) in hosting Education Consultation meetings for ethnic communities.

The Wellington meeting, held on 18 October at the Ministry of Education’s National Office, attracted over 100 participants from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities and Associate Minster for Education, who attended the meeting, stressed the importance of ethnic people having their say in shaping the future of the New Zealand’s education.

Mehregan celebrated in Christchurch

Performers at the Mehregan celebration

The Christchurch Iranian Society held an event at the University of Canterbury on Sunday 14 October to celebrate Mehregan.

Wellington Phoenix Football Diversity and Inclusion Programme

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Wellington Phoenix launched its 2018/19 Football Diversity and Inclusion Programme (FDIP) at Wellington’s Civic Square on 15 October.

Now in its second year, the FDIP is focused on promoting wellbeing outcomes for young people and their families. As part of the programme, the Wellington Phoenix will offer complimentary 2018/19 season tickets for recently resettled refugees and people from low socioeconomic communities in the Wellington region. Recipients will also receive free train transport on game day for Wellington Phoenix’s 2018/19 home games at Westpac Stadium.