Communities

  • Chinese Poll Tax

    Jim Ng, Chair of the first Chinese Poll Tax Trust Board, 2005

    In 2002 the New Zealand Government apologised to the Chinese community, for those who had paid the Chinese poll tax and suffered other discrimination, and to their descendants.

  • Portraits

    Wolf Zimmerman and his brother and sister, William and Aiko Chun

    New Zealand's increasing ethnic diversity plays an important part in the country's vibrancy.

    The photos in this set of "Portraits:Youth" illustrate some of that diversity as well as the similarities that bind us all.

    We have a few hard copies left of the original "Portraits:Youth" booklet. If you'd like to receive a copy please email us on:

    ethnic.affairs@dia.govt.nz

  • 150 Years of Croatians in New Zealand

    In July 2008, celebrations were held to mark 150 years of Croatian settlement in New Zealand.

    Watch this video to see images of the historical settlement and some traditional Croatian (including Dalmatian) music.

  • Contact us

    General enquiries and Wellington Office

    Office of Ethnic Communities
    PO Box 805
    45 Pipitea Street
    Thorndon
    Wellington 6011

    Telephone: +64 4 494 5784
    Email: ethnic.communities@dia.govt.nz

  • Young Leaders Pilot Programme Opens in Auckland

    Rimon Nissan; Zahra Atai; Naima Ali; Fatumata Bah

    Potential leaders of the future met at the Office of Ethnic Affairs on 16 August to celebrate the opening of the 2012-13 Young Leaders Auckland Pilot (YLAP) Programme.

    Photos

    The programme is being delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Development and is aimed at building leadership potential and improving knowledge about how to succeed within government.

  • Nominations service

    Delegates at the Women in Public Service Project conference in Washington DC

    Do you have strong governace experience and are you interested in helping to make decisions in the public sector?

    The Office of Ethnic Communities keeps a database of New Zealanders from ethnic communities 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 represent an excellent opportunity to contribute to the prosperity and strength of New Zealand’s economy and communities.

  • Play a role in the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

    The Diamond Jubilee emblem

    Community groups and other organisations in New Zealand are being encouraged to think up ways of celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee taking place this year.

    2012 marks the 60th year since the Queen was crowned and she plays a central role in New Zealand's constitutional arrangements.

  • Director's update - January 2012

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