Communities

  • Tangata Tiriti – Treaty People Project

    Guided hikoi of Te Pane o Mataoho

    Four Tangata Tiriti Project workshops for ethnic community members were held with funding received from the Ethnic Communities Development Fund. The Tangata Tiriti workshops were intended for new migrants, and aimed to give participants a sense of connection with and belonging to the Treaty agreement as ‘new’ New Zealanders.

  • The Office of Ethnic Communities supporting education conversations

    Jadarose Kapsin-Mani

    The Office of Ethnic Communities is supporting Ministry of Education in hosting three Education Consultation meetings encouraging ethnic community participation. The meetings are being held in Auckland throughout this month.

  • Access Radio review – submit your feedback

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    Have your say in the Community Access Radio review!

    Community Access Radio, part of NZ On Air, is a non-profit platform dedicated to giving diverse groups throughout New Zealand a voice in mainstream media.  The organisation supports stations that are made by, and for, local communities.

  • Family Justice

    Have your say on the family justice system - A consultation document released by Independent Panel

    Public submissions for input on the 2014 family justice reforms are now open!

    The Independent Panel considering the 2014 family justice reforms wants to hear from people who have used the family justice system so they can better understand what is working and what can be improved.

  • Heritage takes centre stage in Christchurch

    Crowd at the event hosted by Mayor Lianne Dalziel

    29 August 2018 marked the first anniversary of Christchurch City Council’s Multicultural Strategy, Our Future Together.  The strategy emphasises Christchurch’s continued efforts to rebuild a modern and inclusive city that reflects collective identity.

  • Youth Parliament

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    The Youth Parliament 2019 selection process is now open!

    There are two roles available to young people who are interested in participating in the programme, Youth Parliament Member and Youth Press Gallery Member.

  • Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Grace Ryu

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    This year marks the 125th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement, which gave all women in Aotearoa the right to vote.

    Grace Ryu was born in South Korea and arrived in New Zealand in 1997. She is the Operations Manager of the Asian Health Services at Waitemata District Health Board, and is on the ethnic advisory panel for English Language Partners (a Non-Government Organisation for former refugees and migrants). She was recently appointed as a panel member of the Ethnic Community Development Fund.

  • Christchurch, a refugee settlement, once again!

    Pictured with Hon Iain Lees-Galloway [Immigration Minister] are Hon Megan Woods [Minister Earthquake Commission] and Ahmed Tani

    On the 18th of August at the Canterbury Refugee Resettlement and Resource Centre Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Minister for Immigration, announced that the Government will reinstate Christchurch as a place for refugee resettlement.

  • Hamilton City Mayor welcomes international students

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    On the 15th August, His Worship Andrew King, Mayor of Hamilton, welcomed over 200 international students to the Hamilton region at an event jointly hosted by Hamilton City Council and Study Waikato. Students from countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asian nations attended the event reflecting ethnic diversity and a thriving New Zealand.

  • Have your say on the future of education

    Image of There's still time to have your say on the future of NCEA

    The Ministry of Education is working to understand what New Zealanders need and want from the education system.  

    Your views will help design an education system for the future – one that provides all New Zealanders with lifelong learning opportunities. You can find information about this on their website