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  • 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

    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

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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.

  • Kings Plant Barn - helping the Chinese community grow their gardens

    Kings Plant Barn

    Kings Plant Barn , Auckland’s largest garden centre chain, is helping the Chinese community grow their gardens by working to combat language barriers and increase New Zealand plant knowledge in the Chinese community.

    Recognising the changing dynamic of the Auckland demographic, Kings Plant Barn has launched a variety of new services to help the Chinese population in Auckland.

  • Creative upcycling!

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    The Chinese Conservation Education Trust (the Trust) recently held a creative upcycling workshop at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Auckland.

  • 69th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

    Attendees at the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China

    On 30 September, the Auckland Chinese Community Centre (ACCC) held an event in Mangere to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

  • Learning about conservation

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    To celebrate Conservation Week, the Chinese Conservation Education Trust worked with the Department of Conservation to develop a programme on conservation in New Zealand for members of the Chinese community.