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  • About us

    Group of diverse children around a globe

    Who we are

    The Office of Ethnic Communities is the government’s authoritative advisor on ethnic diversity in New Zealand.

  • Caste Away? Unfolding the Maori Indian

    Cover of the booklet "Caste Away"

    'Caste Away? Unfolding the Maori Indian' is a fascinating booklet about the history of Maori Indian communities in New Zealand

    The research has been conducted by Dr Edwina Pio, Associate Professor at the Business and Law School of AUT University, Auckland, in association with the Office of Ethnic Affairs.

    The book explores the experiences of those from a mixed Māori/Indian background.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Latest update from the Office of Ethnic Affairs

    Reporting back from the Alliance of Civilisations forum

    Delegates from around the world, including New Zealand, travelled to the Middle Eastern city of Doha, Qatar in mid December, for the United Nation's Alliance of Civilisations forum.

    These annual meetings began taking place in 2008. The forum aims to galvanize international action against extremism through the forging of international, intercultural and interreligious dialogue and cooperation.