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  • Sikh Community celebrates 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

    Celebrating the 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

    On 23 November 2018, Sikhs from all over the world will celebrate the 549th anniversary of the birth of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion.

  • Employment New Zealand launches campaign on migrant employment rights and responsibilities

    Employment New Zealand - migrant employment rights and responsibilities

    Employment New Zealand has launched a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of employment rights and responsibilities among migrants, particularly vulnerable migrant workers and international students.  The campaign will run between 12 November and 9 December 2018.

  • Young leaders attend royal reception

    Duchess of Sussex talking with a group of young leaders

    Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Harry, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, recently visited New Zealand. In honour of their visit, the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern hosted a reception on 30 October 2018 at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, supported by the Office of Ethnic Communities. The Office of Ethnic Communities recommended a group of young leaders from the Chinese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, and Pakistani communities to participate in the event.

  • Diwali at Manukau Police Station

    Performers at Diwali

    The Counties Manukau branch of New Zealand Police jointly celebrated Diwali at Manukau Police Station on 30 October 2018, in partnership with Department of Corrections.

  • 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

    Image of group

    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.