• Nominations Service

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    The Government has an expectation that State sector boards are representative of the diversity and demographic make-up of New Zealand, including ethnicity, gender, age and geographic location.

    The Office of Ethnic Communities maintains a database of suitably qualified people from within our mandated ethnic communities, who want to be considered for appointment to State sector boards, committees and advisory groups.

  • Ethnicity data of State sector boards and committees

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    As a part of one of the Government’s key priorities, Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities, announced that the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee has agreed that ethnicity data be collected for candidates appointed to State sector boards and committees.

  • The Akina Foundation is seeking two new Trustees

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    The Ākina Foundation is a charitable organisation that aims to support the development of social enterprise (the use of business activities to support social, cultural or environmental objectives) across New Zealand.

  • Families Commission Reference Groups – Call for Expressions of Interest

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    The Families Commission invites expressions of interest from people interested in joining one of our three reference groups: Whānau Reference Group, Ethnic Reference Group and newly established Pacific Reference Group.

  • Families Commission seeks members for Ethnic Reference Group

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    The Families Commission is seeking expressions of interest from members of ethnic communities to represent their community on issues relating to families on their Ethnic Reference Group.

  • Greater diversity on boards

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    “Diverse boards are better boards” says Appoint founder Simon Telfer.

  • Are you interested in helping to make decisions in the public sector?

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    The Office of Ethnic Affairs has a database of ethnic New Zealanders who are suitably qualified to be considered for appointment to a number of government boards, committees and advisory groups, including those of Crown companies.

    The positions are an excellent opportunity to contribute to the prosperity and strength of New Zealand’s economy and communities.  Ethnic people can register their interest and availability to take up board appointments.

    To be considered for these roles you need to display one or more of the following characteristics: