February 2019

Office of Ethnic Communities - Lunar New Year

Office of Ethnic Communities - Lunar New Year
Office of Ethnic Communities Director, Anita Balakrishnan - Happy Chinese New Year 2019 video message to the ethnic communities of New Zealand.
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Office of Ethnic Communities - Chinese New Year

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Ethnic communities and the suffrage movement

Image of the suffrage petition of M Alloo's signature

New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote. Did you know, members of New Zealand’s ethnic communities played a role in shaping this part of New Zealand’s history?

250 years of encounters – a snapshot of first encounters between the people of Aotearoa and our ethnic communities

250 years of encounters – first encounters between Aotearoa and our ethnic communities
The year 1769 not only marks the first encounters between Māori and Europeans, but also the beginning of continuous and increasing encounters with people from across the globe.
Graphic - snapshot of ethnicities and years from 1759 onwards
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250 years of encounters – a snapshot of first encounters between the people of Aotearoa and our ethnic communities

Graphic showing ethnicities versus years from 1750 onwards

James Cook arrived in New Zealand 250 years ago while on his first Pacific voyage. The year 1769 not only marks the first encounters between Māori and Europeans, but also the beginning of continuous and increasing encounters between the people of Aotearoa and people from across the globe.

Book celebrates migrants’ contributions to New Plymouth

Book celebrates migrants’ contributions to New Plymouth
A recently published book, Homelands Then and Now, celebrates migrant contributions to New Plymouth. The book looks at migrants from a range of countries including Jordan, Zimbabwe and India.
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Book celebrates migrants’ contributions to New Plymouth

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A recently published book, Homelands Then and Now, celebrates migrant contributions to New Plymouth. The book looks at migrants from a range of countries including Jordan, Zimbabwe and India.