Individuals

  • I need a translator

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  • Joining Language Line

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  • Contact Language Line

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  • Ethnicity data

    People from more than 200 different ethnicities live in New Zealand.

    Download this statistical snapshot (pdf) of New Zealand’s diversity.

    Whereabouts do people from ethnic communities live? What languages are spoken? What is the unemployment rate among ethnic communities? What health problems are an issue?

    Find out in our collection of data about ethnic people living in New Zealand.

    While Statistics New Zealand and other agencies collect a vast array of facts and figures, this is the first time that those applicable to ethnic people have been brought together in one place.

  • Ahead of the game – ISANA NZ workshops for International Student Wellbeing

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    In June 2017, the Government released the International Student Wellbeing Strategy designed to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming destination for international students to study.

  • 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

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    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.

  • 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

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    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.