December 2018

Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) Rebranding

Attendees at the Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) Rebranding

On 20 November 2018, the Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) held its annual general meeting at Auckland’s Fickling Convention Centre. The event was an opportunity for ARMS to showcase some of their 2018 highlights, share their new name, and their strategy going forward.

Japan Festival celebrates Wellington and Sakai's sister city relationship

The sixth Japan Festival Wellington held 24 November 2018 had something for everyone – food, performances, art, workshops, poetry, and activities for kids.

'Double Bond' between Hungary and New Zealand

Hungarian Dancers performing

On 15 November 2018, the Embassy of Hungary hosted an exhibition of art, titled ‘Double Bond’, by New Zealand-Hungarian artists. The exhibit explored the connection between the two countries using a range of genres including painting, photography and sculpture. The exhibition opening was celebrated with Hungarian dancing.

Getting to know Anita Balakrishnan

Getting to know Anita Balakrishnan
We welcomed our new Director, Anita Balakrishnan, to the Office of Ethnic Communities on 3 December 2018.
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Getting to know Anita Balakrishnan

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We welcomed our new Director, Anita Balakrishnan, to the Office of Ethnic Communities on 3 December 2018.

To get to know Anita better, we asked her a few questions:

Ethnic Communities Development Fund releases the 2018 recipients

Ethnic Communities Development Fund releases the 2018 recipients
The Minister for Ethnic Communities announced the Ethnic Communities Development Fund recipients for the 2018 funding round.
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Volunteers build resilient communities

Volunteers build resilient communities
International Volunteer Day takes place each year on 5 December. Led by the United Nations, International Volunteer Day is an opportunity for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work within communities.
Attendees at the Civic Participation workshop in Auckland
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Volunteers build resilient communities

Attendees at the Civic participation workshop in Auckland

International Volunteer Day takes place each year on 5 December. Led by the United Nations, International Volunteer Day is an opportunity for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work within communities.

Sport NZ Seeks Ethnic Communities' Input into Sport Integrity Consultation

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Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) recently launched a nationwide public consultation on their review into sport integrity, and they want to hear from you!

Ethnic Communities Development Fund - 2018 Successful recipients

Below is a list of successful applicants for the 2018 Ethnic Communities Development Fund.