• Funding opportunities available

    The Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust (CPTHT) is currently receiving applications for funding.  Applications must be submitted by 5pm 2 April 2013.

    The CPTHT funds projects that improve understanding of the Chinese community in New Zealand and strengthen the unique identity of Chinese New Zealanders.  Applicants do not have to be Chinese or descendants of early settlers.

  • EPIC NZ booklet now available online

    The Ethnic People in Commerce in New Zealand project, started in 2010, focuses on creating international business connections through our existing local diversity.

    This booklet (1.91mb PDF) provides small-medium businesses with a snap shot of the tools available from Office of Ethnic Affairs to help them, and some examples of businesses that are making the most of cultural diversity to help their business grow..

  • Auckland Japan Day 2013

    Japan Day 2013, was held at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland on Sunday 24th February were over 20,000 visitors experienced, watch and tasted the culture of Japan.

    Traditional and modern performances of Japanese dance, music and martial arts were held throughout the day. A display of Hokushin Shinoh Ryu Iai-Do Japanese Swordsmanship.  

  • Census 2013

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    Make sure you count!

    Tuesday, 5 March 2013 is census day.

  • The Panel invites you to be part of The Constitution Conversation! Nau mai, haere mai ki te whakanui i tēnei kaupapa!

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    What are your aspirations for Aotearoa New Zealand?

    How do you want our country to be run in the future?

    On Tuesday, 26 February, the Panel will be in the public space, Te Marae at Te Papa from 11.30 – 2.00pm to launch The Constitution Conversation.

  • Why not give rugby a go

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    The Pōneke Football Club are very keen for children from communities without a tradition of playing rugby to come and try out our game and our Club.

    Registrations for the 2013 Rugby season open from 5 March. View flyer for more details (410kb PDF).

    Girls in Rugby – Saturday 23 February 2013.

  • Code of Ethics for New Zealand Sign Language Users

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    After extensive consultation and development with users, educators and purchasers of interpreting services, there’s a new code of ethics for those working with the Deaf community.

    The Code of Ethics is already in use by Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand (SLIANZ), the professional group for those involved with interpreting New Zealand Sign language which is one of New Zealand’s official languages.

  • Enhanced EPIC NZ website now live!

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    New features, faster business searches, social media integration, a new look, and much more!

  • Diversity on the paddock – a significant milestone for the New Zealand All Blacks Sevens team

    Wellington lit up this weekend with the colour and excitement of the Sevens tournament.  It was great to see people from all walks of life dressing up to celebrate a festival of sport and to support teams from all round the world.

    It was also great to see the first person of Fijian-Indian descent represent New Zealand in  the Sevens.

  • “Korean Wave” motivates Kiwis to learn Korean


    Psy’s mega-hit Gangnam Style has brought about a “Korean wave,” a term coined by a journalist to refer to the recent increase in the popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture.

    As the song gained global popularity, an increasing number of people with no knowledge of the Korean language started singing along to “Oppan Gangnam Style” which translates roughly to “Big Brother in Gangnam Style”.