• African Art Showcased In Local West Auckland Library

    Image of youth sitting against a black and white background

    The I Am Afrika On My Sleeve exhibition is currently being held at the Henderson library from 28th May – 31st August.

    The exhibition is part of a wider platform by the Founder and Creative Director, Makanaka Tuwe, to create new and positive narratives about and for African peoples showcased through fashion, art and digital media.

  • African Film Festival

    Image of the African Film Festival organisers

    The Office of Ethnic Communities is proud to have partially sponsored the 2017 African Film Festival through our Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

  • Africa Day in Parliament

    Image of the Minister for Ethnic Communities Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga and Parliamentary Secretary Melissa Lee MP amongst guests.

    This month we supported the Office of Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga in hosting the annual Africa Day parliamentary reception.

  • The Auckland Refugee Community Coalition – making a difference

    Image of Berlinda Chin and Abann Yor are holding a painting depicting journey of refugees into NZ.

    Finding out more about the community in Auckland and giving them an update on the work of the Office of Ethnic Affairs was the motivation for a visit by Director, Berlinda Chin and Senior Ethnic Affairs Advisor, Bernard Gomes to the Auckland Refugee Community Coalition (ARCC).

  • The challenges of health promotion within African communities

    Photograph of Kudakwashe Tuwe

    Research conducted by Kudakwashe Tuwe reveals significant health promotion challenges among African communities in New Zealand.

    The study entitled, “The challenges of health promotion within African communities in New Zealand” reported key health promotion issues such as: