Mervin Singham

  • A bitter-sweet moment - Mervin Singham

    After eight years at the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Director Mervin Singham is moving to a new position as a Deputy Chief Executive within the Department of Internal Affairs. This is his personal farewell to the many people who he has worked and connected with and who have helped to make the Office the success it is.

  • Affirmative action or greater participation?

    The Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Mervin Singham explores how best ethnic people can have their voice heard.

  • Is New Zealand a racist country? Mervin's Update

    The Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Mervin Singham offers his views about  whether New Zealand is a racist country, the recent debate on the issue and the way forward.

  • Latest update from the Office of Ethnic Affairs, January 2013

    Wider questions raised by the rape of an Indian woman

    What does the rape and murder of a young Indian woman in Delhi say about the perceptions and attitudes society has about women? 

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs' Director, Mervin Singham invites us to explore our own values and response to these attitudes.

  • Latest update from the Office of Ethnic Affairs

    Unlocking the potential of ethnic diversity

    Every month, the Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Mervin Singham offers his views and insights on ethnic diversity issues.

    In this update he asks how the potential of New Zealand's ethnic diversity can be unlocked.