Communities

  • Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Vanisa Dhiru

    Vanisa Dhiru

    This year marks the 125th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. This month, we celebrate suffrage month, as we remember the signing of the petition that worked towards the passing of the Electoral Act 1893, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.

  • Ethnicity data of State sector boards and committees

    Image of silhouette people sitting at a table boardroom style in front windows with an evening city lights behind.

    As a part of one of the Government’s key priorities, Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities, announced that the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee has agreed that ethnicity data be collected for candidates appointed to State sector boards and committees.

  • 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

    Image of people working in access radio - Plains FM

    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

    Image of Grace Ryu

    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.