Lining up Language: Navigating Government Policy

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Event date: 
Thursday, 26 March 2015 - Friday, 27 March 2015

The Office of Ethnic Communities is proud to host Lining up Language: Navigating Policy and Programmes, a two-day conference aimed at fostering discussion about government policy and activity in relation to language use and learning in New Zealand.

Speakers include The Minister for Ethnic Communities, Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-liga, Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, and representatives from a range of government departments including the Ministries of Education, Justice and Business, Innovation and Employment as well as a range of non-government organisations such as the Asia New Zealand Foundation, COMET Auckland and Victoria University.

The keynote speaker is Chris Szekely, Chief Librarian, Alexander Turnbull Library. Chris has published several books in English and Te Reo Māori and has received several literary awards.


Thursday 26 March 2015 and Friday 27 March 2015


Musuem of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington 6011

Who should attend

Members of ethnic communities, language teachers, linguists, interpreters, translators, government officials


Free of charge

How to secure your place

While the conference is open to the public, attendees need to register in advance for catering purposes.

Don’t miss your chance to get involved in the discussion.

Register here NOW!


Here is a copy of the Programme.