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  • Funding

    The Office of Ethnic Communities is responsible for a small fund that can be applied for in a financial year.

    The funding has been with the Office since 2014. The funding amount is $520,000 per annum.

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund

    Contribute to improving New Zealand's social cohesion and support and the development of established and emerging ethnic communities - check out the Ethnic Communities Development Fund.Image of people at a conference

  • Settling In

    The programme, called ‘Settling In’ has provided funding to a range of projects. Settling In funded projects will continue to be delivered unitl the end of 2017.Blurred out people

    For all future funding requests please refer to Ethnic Communities Development fund.

  • Language Guidelines

    The Heritage and Community Language Celebration Guidelines (the guidelines) are a resource the Office of Ethnic Communities developed to support communities to celebrate and maintain their heritage languages.  The guidelines use plain language and give practical advice through the process of organising a language celebration.

  • Previous funding rounds

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    Previous funding rounds success applicants by funding round.

  • How Language Line works

    Find out how Language Line, the professional telephone interpreting service works for you.

  • Leadership and Diversity Thinking

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    Progressing diversity thinking - from Human Resources to Leadership

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs is pleased to be part of a new working group drawing together New Zealand’s corporate leaders. Diverse NZ Inc. is a collaboration of some of this country’s biggest and brightest business minds, and the platform has been formed to galvanise businesses to harness the economic benefit, business gain and GDP uplift that results from diverse leadership and diversity of thought.

  • OEC Updates

     

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    Keep up to date with our projects and ethnic diversity issues by subscribing to our contact list. Email ethnic.communities@dia.govt.nz.

    You'll receive details about stories, events and community news by email. This includes our monthly newsletter the OEC Update.

  • The role of the Office of Ethnic Affairs in the workplace

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    By 2021 a quarter of the New Zealand workforce is expected to have been born overseas.

    This ethnic diversity offers huge opportunities to our economy, offering a rich resource of experience, skills and overseas connections which can add to New Zealand’s wealth

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs is working to unlock this potential to help build economic growth. We provide practical advice and support to ethnic people in the business sector and work with other government agencies to provide equal access to government services.

  • Ethnicity data

    People from more than 200 different ethnicities live in New Zealand.

    Download this statistical snapshot (pdf) of New Zealand’s diversity.

    Whereabouts do people from ethnic communities live? What languages are spoken? What is the unemployment rate among ethnic communities? What health problems are an issue?

    Find out in our collection of data about ethnic people living in New Zealand.

    While Statistics New Zealand and other agencies collect a vast array of facts and figures, this is the first time that those applicable to ethnic people have been brought together in one place.