Individuals

  • Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust

    On 12 April, over 150 families and friends attended the Hamilton Multicultural Services (HMS) Trust graduation evening at the WINTEC Atrium, Hamilton.

  • Chinese New Settlers Service Trust begins a new chapter

    Image of the Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, with Jenny Wang unveiling the plaque

    The Minister for Ethnic Communities, Hon Jenny Salesa, along with other dignitaries opened Kotuku House on the 28 March 2018.

  • Nominations are now open for the Health Volunteer Awards

    2018 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards logo

    Do you know an unsung hero in New Zealand’s health and disability system? The Minister of Health is looking for nominations for this year’s Health Volunteer Awards.

    From helping people navigate their way around hospitals and health services, to providing at home or community support and assistance to people who need it, health volunteers make life better for people in many ways.

  • Census 2018 operations update

    Image With the Hazard sign in red with Is your Census Overdue? in white

    A third letter has been sent to approximately 180,000 households last week, with a message to remind people that taking part in the census is compulsory. Census forms are now overdue, but it’s not too late to take part.

  • Japan Day 2018

    On the 4th March the Japanese Society of Canterbury celebrated Japan day in Christchurch. The Japanese language students from Avonside Girls High led the opening ceremony with a rousing dance routine. Avonside Girls have taught Japanese for over 40 years and has supported cultural exchanges and school visits through the Kurashiki student goodwill student exchange.

  • Director's Update - March 2018

    Image of Cathrine Austin (Austin) Director of the Office of Ethnic Communities

    Tēnā koutou katoa

    A month into my role as Acting Director, Office of Ethnic Communities, I already feel at home here. The support and dedication of the hard-working team of professionals at the Office has played a big part in this, for which I am very grateful.

  • Minister's Update - March 2018

    Image of the Hon Minister Jenny Salesa - Minister for Ethnic Communities - speaking at the Holi festival celebration

    Kia ora, malo e lelei, talofa lava, namaste, ni hao, mabuhay, anyoung haseyo and very warm greetings to everyone.

  • Race Unity Speech Competition

    Entries to the Race Unity Speech competition are now open for year 11, 12 and 13 high school students.

  • In my own words - Ron Lal

    Image of Ron Lal

    Ron Lal is a Fijian-Indian New Zealander based in Auckland, and the co-founder of Momentum New Zealand. His creativity enables him to work with clients across multiple sectors. Ron’s purpose and passion lies in helping business owners understand the fundamentals of their business, their customers, and the environment they operate in.

  • Women stand proud

    Image of women at the International Women's Day celebration

    Over 200 women signed the Press for Progress letter at the recent International Women’s Day celebration on 8 March 2018, at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall.