• Madiba Nelson Mandela

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    The passing of  Madiba Nelson Mandela will be felt deeply by the South African communities he fought so bravely for. But the whole world will also mourn the loss of one of the most dedicated and inspirational leaders of our time. He was an anti-apartheid revolutionary who stood for courage, democracy, diversity and reconciliation.

  • We've come a long way

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    Berlinda Chin, Acting Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs talks to Canterbury's Plains FM producer Gary Mcllroy about Ethnic Affairs' various initiatives to connect ethnic communities with government, and with businesses.

  • Investors visit Dunedin

    Delegates learn about the design and potential behind the Thinair102 wind turbine at Powerhouse Wind Ltd.

    Four Auckland-based delegates from Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, and Malaysia met with local authorities and businesses in Dunedin last week to learn more about investment opportunities in the Otago region. The delegates represented their own investment portfolios as well as wider networks, companies and off-shore interests.

  • New housing opportunity for Auckland Asian seniors

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    The Chinese New Settlers Services Trust has received $5.3 million in Government funding to build 33 units in Panmure for low-income elderly in local Asian communities. The total value of the development is $10.5 million.

  • 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.

  • Making New Zealand home

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    Professional Women from different ethnic backgrounds will share their insights about developing their careers in New Zealand, bringing up families in a foreign land, building capacity for community, and actively playing a role in making a difference in the New Zealand society in a discussion at the National Library this week.

  • Public consultation - Burial and Cremation in New Zealand

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    Is it possible for a person’s body to be buried on private land? Or for mourners to arrange the burial or cremation of a loved one without any professional assistance? Are families obliged to follow any instructions we might leave about what we wish to happen to our bodies after death? And what happens if a serious disagreement arises among the bereaved about the final arrangements?

  • Connecting with the World

    New Zealand's future is dependent on connections with the rest of the world and we have a unique opportunity to draw on the skills that migrants bring to the community says Ethnic Affairs Director Mervin Singham. What type of skills, knowledge and experience are needed and how do we make the most of the opportunities available.

  • Civic Participation and Visibility: Women in Action

    Tanya Suin, Grace Ryu, Pritika Sharma, Gabriela Ugalde and Lucia Davis.

    Participants from the Ethnic Women's Leadership Programme have established the Ethnic Women’s Leadership Network, a collaboration of women leaders from various migrant communities living in Auckland. The group are also from a wide range of sectors such as media, health, education, advocacy, research and disability.

  • Limitless with Support

    ‘‘I want New Zealand to come along on the journey with me, and be a part of this adventure”

    When Neelu Memon stands on top of South America's highest mountain early next year, her experience will be very different from that of other climbers.