February 2019

Director's Update - February 2019

Director's Update - February 2019
Our thoughts are with all those affected by the Nelson fires, including the many ethnic communities who have settled in the area. The strength of a community is so powerful at a time like this.
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Director's Update - February 2019

Tēnā koutou katoa,

February has brought mostly beautiful weather for many places around the country, and I hope you have enjoyed the long days and warm evenings. The heat however, can cause it to get very dry in some regions. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the Nelson fires, including the many ethnic communities who have settled in the area. The strength of a community is so powerful at a time like this.

Sport Waitakere works to increase diversity in sports clubs

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Sport Waitakere Trust’s Diverse Westies project aims to support West Auckland sports clubs to create welcoming environments for all participants. It is one of the initiatives receiving funding from our Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

Grant applications open for Community Connects Fund

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The Office for Senior’s Community Connects Fund is now accepting grant applications. 

Happy International Mother Language Day 2019

Hello in many languages at different angles

Thursday 21 February 2019 marks International Mother Language Day, an opportunity to promote and celebrate our linguistic and cultural diversity. This year is also the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Spotlight on: Monina Hernandez

Spotlight on: Monina Hernandez
The Office of Ethnic Communities Nominations Service supported Monina Hernandez’s successful application to the Board of the New Zealand Nursing Council.
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Spotlight on: Monina Hernandez

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We recently spoke with Monina Hernandez, a leader in the health sector, to find out more about who she is, her career, and her goals for the future. The Office of Ethnic Communities Nominations Service supported Monina’s successful application to the Board of the New Zealand Nursing Council.

Frequently Asked Questions – Governance and Boards

Answers to questions about the Office of Ethnic Communities Nominations service and governance appointments are provided for your information. If you have a question that is not listed here, contact us at oecnominate@dia.govt.nz.

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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