• New housing opportunity for Auckland Asian seniors

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    The Chinese New Settlers Services Trust has received $5.3 million in Government funding to build 33 units in Panmure for low-income elderly in local Asian communities. The total value of the development is $10.5 million.

  • A thousand mile journey begins ... in a garage Chinese New Settlers Services Trust celebrates turning 15

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    Hundreds of guests enjoyed a day of activities and cultural performances to mark 15 years of community service by the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST) on Sunday 20 October 2013 at Panmure, Auckland.

  • Sanda Gold Medal for young Kiwi.

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    Sanda is a modern Chinese combat sport steadily becoming more popular around the world. It is somewhat similar to kickboxing, but also includes throws and sweeps, making it spectacular to watch.

    Francis Forgues, a young Kiwi from Christchurch has won a gold medal for his stellar performance at the National Sanda Invitational Tournament held on 28 September at Avondale College, Auckland.

  • The Dragon and Taniwha Concert-Music enriching cultural diversity and community cohesion

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    This wonderful cross-cultural concert arranged by the Music Association of Auckland (MAA) as a follow-up to the Dragon and Taniwha Festival earlier this year was held on 13 October and was enjoyed by people from many different backgrounds.

    Special guests included; the Te Pou Whakairo Kapa Haka group from the Ngāti Whātua o Orakei and over 70 passionate Chinese musicians. Together they delivered a joyful selection of Chinese, Māori and western choral works, ensembles, duet, soloists and Chinese instrumentals.

  • Leading the way

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs is committed to building the capacity and capability of ethnic people to provide leadership for their communities.

  • ‘Making New Zealand home’ – an inspiring panel discussion

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    On the afternoon of Saturday 12 October, a diverse audience of over forty women and men turned up at the National Library to listen and contribute to a conversation about the opportunities and challenges facing ethnic and migrant women in New Zealand.

    Setting the tone for the day, Huong Nguyen, Ethnic Affairs Advisor from the Office of Ethnic Affairs, emphasised the significance of recognising ethnic diversity in New Zealand and also the valuable role that ethnic women play in both ethnic communities and the wider society.

  • Have your say on the Review of Retirement Income Policies

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    The Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income has released a discussion document about the 2013 Review of Retirement Income Policies called ‘Focusing on the Future’.

  • Making New Zealand home

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    Professional Women from different ethnic backgrounds will share their insights about developing their careers in New Zealand, bringing up families in a foreign land, building capacity for community, and actively playing a role in making a difference in the New Zealand society in a discussion at the National Library this week.

  • Public consultation - Burial and Cremation in New Zealand

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    Is it possible for a person’s body to be buried on private land? Or for mourners to arrange the burial or cremation of a loved one without any professional assistance? Are families obliged to follow any instructions we might leave about what we wish to happen to our bodies after death? And what happens if a serious disagreement arises among the bereaved about the final arrangements?

  • Local Elections - Get your votes in before 12 October

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    Voting papers for the local elections need to be filled in, and returned by 12 noon on Saturday 12 October. The deadline for posting your papers ended at midday on Wednesday 9 October but you can still take them along to your local council office.