Communities

  • Budding social entrepreneurs meet for Wellington workshops

    A group of 12 budding social entrepreneurs have met in the Capital as part of the Office of Ethnic Affairs’ workshop in Wellington on the topic.

    The social enterprise model is seen as an alternative funding source for organisations which have traditionally received grants from the Government.

    It involves organisations that blend social or environmental objectives with a commercial orientation. More information

    At the first workshop in Wellington on 8 December the 12 participants heard from four speakers.

  • Supporting ethnic entrepreneurs

    Photograph of Christchurch Social Enterprise workshop attendees

    The first Office of Ethnic Affairs’ led intensive training programme on social enterprise for ethnic entrepreneurs was held in Christchurch on Saturday 1 December.

    Social enterprises are organisations that blend social or environmental objectives with a commercial orientation. More information

  • Young Leaders tackle the complexities of culture

    Photograph of Berlinda Chin

    Figuring out how culture affects real life experiences was the challenge put to members of our Young Leaders Auckland Pilot Programme at their most recent training session.

    Role play and discussion were used to improve understanding about the complexities of culture, effective communication and the importance of cultural self awareness.

    The importance of understanding unconscious bias which influences our attitudes and behaviour was also a focus.

  • An exciting multicultural community hub

    Photograph of Dr Parrill with a vietnamese student in front of the books available at the Palmerston North City Library

    The multicultural section of the Palmerston North City Library has become an exciting community hub thanks to its librarian’s hard work.

  • Wellington stakeholders meet for their quarterly meeting

    Attendees at the Wellington stakeholder meeting

    The last quarterly meeting of the year for Wellington stakeholders was held on Wednesday 14 November.

  • Family violence activities

    White Ribbon - Stop Family Violence logo

    White Ribbon Day, 25 November, is an international day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence towards women.

  • Chilean Artist inspired by Wellington coastline

    Photograph of Playa Designs White lady sculpture

    Emerging Chilean Artist, Ronal Villalobos will host his first exhibition, Playa Designs, in Wellington from 19 -25 November 2012.

    Ronal is the founder of Playa Designs, and the creator and designer of a range of unique driftwood sculptures, mosaics, drawings and artwork. Ronal draws his inspiration from the coast, the beach, his native Chile and his new home, Wellington. In Spanish, “playa” means beach. 

  • Social Enterprise Training Workshops

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA) invites you to submit an expression of interest to attend two Social Enterprise training workshops.

    • Are you a change-maker or social innovator?
    • Are you interested in social enterprise?
    • Do you have an idea that could be a social enterprise idea?
    • Want to know how to implement your idea? 

    Then read on!

  • Top Chinese educators visit the Office of Ethnic Affairs

    Diana Clark Manager Language Line and Mr Peng Xingqi, a Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Education

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs welcomed a delegation of senior Chinese government officials involved in language education on Tuesday morning. Led by Mr Peng Xingqi, a Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Education in Beijing, the group included other educational leaders from several provinces.

  • Constitutional Advisory Panel - have your say on New Zealand's constitutional arrangements

    The Government is currently undertaking a review of New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements. The themes covered in the review are: