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  • Director's Update - February 2019

    Image of Anita Balakrishnan

    Tēnā koutou katoa,

    February has brought mostly beautiful weather for many places around the country, and I hope you have enjoyed the long days and warm evenings. The heat however, can cause it to get very dry in some regions. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the Nelson fires, including the many ethnic communities who have settled in the area. The strength of a community is so powerful at a time like this.

  • Getting to know Anita Balakrishnan

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    We welcomed our new Director, Anita Balakrishnan, to the Office of Ethnic Communities on 3 December 2018.

    To get to know Anita better, we asked her a few questions:

  • January 2015 - Happy New Year

    Video message from the Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Berlinda Chin.

  • Celebration of Eid

    In the spirit of celebration we join our Muslim Communities to commemorate the end of Eid.

    Check out the clip to find out more.

  • Director's Update April 2014

    Berlinda Chin Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs

    Kia ora, Talofa lava, Ni Hao, Nameste, Anyong ha sae yo, Apa khabar

    In April New Zealanders celebrated both Easter and ANZAC Day . ANZAC day in particular gives us an opportunity to reflect and remember those who made many sacrifices to protect our way of life. This country continues to grow and develop and its cultural, social and linguistic diversity contributes to that growth and development.

  • Berlinda Chin: Director, Office of Ethnic Affairs

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    Berlinda Chin is the new Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs.