connecting

  • The Taniwha & Dragon Festival

    A Chinese dragon at the Taniwha and Dragon Festival

    Promoted as the world’s first Taniwha and Dragon Festival,  a celebration of the bonds between Maori and Chinese people took place on Saturday 27 April 2013.

    Auckland's Chinese community were formally welcomed with a pòwhiri on to Òràkei Marae by Ngàti Whàtua warriors and whànau, and accompanied by a a dancing Chinese dragon.

    At the heart of the festival was a workshop where traditional Māori and Chinese kites were made and flown.

  • EPIC NZ Conferences 2013 - Connecting businesses

    EPIC NZ 2013 is the leading networking event for New Zealand businesses to connect with ethnic businesses to harness potential trade opportunities.

    Two conferences, in Auckland and Wellington, will highlight the importance of networks, provide tools to grow your business, and showcase local success stories.

    Auckland: 24 May 2013, 1pm - 5pm at The Langham Hotel. 

    Wellington: 13 June 2013, 1pm - 4pm at Te Papa.

  • Community Photos

    A police officer interacts with the community, Auckland

    In 2012 we invited you to send us your photos that represented  the concept of “connecting with the community.”

    We are hoping to build on these photos year-by-year to create a photographic archive which, in time, will provide a fascinating glimpse into the way things may have changed.

    2012 photos

    If you’d like to be involved, please send your photos to ethnic.affairs@dia.govt.nz with “community photo” in the information line.
     

  • EPIC NZ database

    Connect with businesses overseas without leaving home!

    Are you a small or medium sized business wanting to connect with other businesses, find specific skills or resource or look at options overseas?

    A new database offers you just that.  Register Now!