• Younger generation flag for diversity as community board members

    Image of Catherine Chu and Linda Chen either side of Candy Wu Zhang from the Office of Ethnic Communities

    Two Korean young women were successfully elected to community boards from Christchurch local election 2016. Catherine Chu gained 2,074 votes; elected for Riccarton Ward of the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, as well as her sister Linda Chen received 3,391 votes for Harewood Ward of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board. The siblings were thrilled with the final result and sincerely appreciated the unique experience, the support and encouragement from voters while they actively campaigned for the election by door knocking. “We kind of prepared and expected that we might experience discrimination during the campaign. But people’s passion, attitude and their embrace on diversity really inspired us” said Linda and Catherine.

  • Language Celebration Guidelines - 머리말

    뉴질랜드는 160여 가지 언어가 사용되는 다양한 민족으로 구성된 나라입니다. 소수민족부 장관으로서 저의 주요 책무 중 하나는 뉴질랜드의 서로 다른 언어와 문화, 정체성을 지원하는 일입니다.

  • Office of Ethnic Affairs hold 2nd Korean Non Government Organisation forum

    Sooyoung Lee from Korean Women's Network, Lisa Lee Master of Ceremonies and Parliamentary Private Secretary Melissa Lee

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs held the 2nd Korean Non Government Organisation Forum in Auckland on Saturday 9 March in collaboration with the Community Operations team of Department of Internal Affairs and with generous support from AUT University.

    The forum was held to build the governance and management capacity of Korean organisations and community groups.

  • “Korean Wave” motivates Kiwis to learn Korean


    Psy’s mega-hit Gangnam Style has brought about a “Korean wave,” a term coined by a journalist to refer to the recent increase in the popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture.

    As the song gained global popularity, an increasing number of people with no knowledge of the Korean language started singing along to “Oppan Gangnam Style” which translates roughly to “Big Brother in Gangnam Style”.

  • How Language Line works - Korean

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    랭귀지라인 이용 가능 시간: 월요일 - 금요일 오전 9시부터 오후 6시까지 and Saturday 9am - 2pm

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    통역가능한 언어 리스트

    통역가와 연결하시려면, 관련 기관에 방문하시거나 전화로 요청하시면 됩니다

  • Family violence - advice and help in other languages

    Speak Up, Seek Help, Safe Home - a guide about family violence in 8 languages.