Directors update

  • Director's Update February 2015

    Gong Xi Fa Cai, Kong Hei Fatt Choy

    Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Spring Festival to all.

    Here’s hoping you have all had the opportunity to enjoy some of the festivities this annual celebration has to offer. Chinese New Year is an occasion for most Chinese families to gather for annual reunion dinners. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean the house during this auspicious season, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and make change for more opportunities and good luck.

    Change is also in the air for us at Ethnic Affairs. As of Monday, the Office of Ethnic Affairs is now known as the Office of Ethnic Communities. This change aligns with the renaming of the ministerial portfolio from Ethnic Affairs to Ethnic Communities after the last election.    

  • Our planets increasing globalisation

    You only have to open a newspaper or turn on the TV to see that the world is getting smaller. Our planet’s increasing globalisation requires more interaction among people from diverse cultures, beliefs and backgrounds than ever before. People no longer live and work in an insular marketplace; they are now part of a worldwide economy, competing for jobs and resources with staff from all over the world.  For this reason, both profit and non-profit organisations need diversity to become more creative and open to change.

  • Harnessing Leadership Potential

    Harnessing Leadership Potential in communities in New Zealand is really important for our growth economically, socially and culturally says Director for the Office of Ethnic Affairs Berlinda Chin.

    Check out the clip to find out more.