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  • Profile of a new Office of Ethnic Affairs staff member Alan Edwards

    Photograph of Alan Edwards

    New Office of Ethnic Affairs Policy Analyst Alan Edwards is relishing the challenges of his first government job.

  • 'Pathways to Metropolis' conference – immigration issues and futures

    Topical immigration subjects will be the focus of this year's 'Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century: Immigration Issues and Futures' conference being held in Auckland from 24 to 26 October.

    The conference will explore a range of issues:

  • Language Line adds Indonesian

    Indonesian people who speak little or no English can now get a helping hand from the telephone interpreting service, Language Line. Check out more information at www.languageline.govt.nz.

    More than 80 government agencies use Language Line, run by the Office of Ethnic Affairs, which encourages equal access to government services for all.

    The decision to add Indonesian to Language Line follows a steady increase of requests for this language and reflects the growing bonds between New Zealand and Indonesia.


     

  • Building business networks in Australia

    Presenter, Anukool Sathu, an Intercultural Advisor at the Office of Ethnic Affairs


    The Office of Ethnic Affairs' project to help ethnic small and medium sized enterprises has been showcased at an international conference in Australia.

    Intercultural Advisor, Anukool Sathu, delivered the presentation at the Economic Development Conference held in Cairns on 18 September at a session highlighting the strategies that can be implemented to maximise the economic contribution of migrants in countries like New Zealand and Australia.

  • Young Leaders Pilot Programme Opens in Auckland

    Rimon Nissan; Zahra Atai; Naima Ali; Fatumata Bah

    Potential leaders of the future met at the Office of Ethnic Affairs on 16 August to celebrate the opening of the 2012-13 Young Leaders Auckland Pilot (YLAP) Programme.

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    The programme is being delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Development and is aimed at building leadership potential and improving knowledge about how to succeed within government.

  • Connecting entrepreneurs

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs demonstrated its new business matching database at the recent Auckland Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo.

    The Expo attracted 3,500 people to the ASB Showground on 10, 11 and 12 August.
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  • Play a role in the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

    The Diamond Jubilee emblem

    Community groups and other organisations in New Zealand are being encouraged to think up ways of celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee taking place this year.

    2012 marks the 60th year since the Queen was crowned and she plays a central role in New Zealand's constitutional arrangements.