Public sector agencies

  • Minister's Update - June 2017

    I am looking forward to hosting the Parliamentary Eid ul-Fitr on 5 July and acknowledging the contributions made by Muslim Kiwis in New Zealand. 

    Eid ul-Fitr is a celebration of attaining spiritual prosperity after a month of fasting, worship and prayer. During this celebration, Muslims give thanks to Allah (God) for their health, wellbeing and for the strength to complete their spiritual fasting.

  • EPIC NZ Speaker - Grant Straker

    Speakers

    Meet our amazing speakers for this year's EPIC NZ Conference being held 30th June 2017. Don't forget to register if you haven't already.

  • Networking Hub Introduction

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    Whether you’re starting out or well established, our government agencies offer a wide range of services and support to help our ethnically diverse business community thrive.

    There will be four hubs at the conference for you to Talk Business; Talk Money; Talk People and Talk Trade. This is an opportunity for you to connect with other attendees, and a range of government agencies who support business growth and best practice.

  • EPIC NZ Speaker - Jehan Casinader

    Speakers

    Meet our amazing speakers for this year's EPIC NZ Conference being held 30th June 2017. Don't forget to register if you haven't already.

  • EPIC NZ Speaker - Pier Smulders

    Speakers

    Meet our amazing speakers for this year's EPIC NZ Conference being held 30th June 2017. Don't forget to register if you haven't already.

  • EPIC NZ Conference Programme

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    Conference Programme

  • Director's Update - May 2017

    Image of Wen Powles - Director for the Office of Ethnic Communities

    This is my first week at the Department of Internal Affairs and in the role of Director of the Office of Ethnic Communities. I am delighted to join the team, and look forward very much to meeting and learning from all our partners in the ethnic communities sector over the coming months.

  • Minister's Update - May 2017

    I would like to wish Ramadan Mubarak to people in the Muslim community at the beginning of the month of Ramadan.  This is a month of daily fasting.  It is also a time of reflection, focus and practicing goodwill. Iftar meals to break the fast at the end of the day will be shared with friends, family and our wider community.  The month of fasting will also be accompanied by efforts to assist those less well-off and build peace and harmony in our communities.

  • EPIC NZ Conference – Registrations now open

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    Registrations are now open for the Ethnic People In Commerce (EPIC) NZ Conference 2017. Spaces are limited to 300 so be in quick. You can find out more about the conference and how to register here

  • Migrant happiness survey

    Image of Migrants to NZ were asked to rank their levels of happiness results.

    A market research company, Cultural Connections, carried out a survey to measure the shift in migrants’ level of happiness. The survey sampled 600 migrants by asking them to respond to "How happy were you when you first arrived in New Zealand?" and "How happy are you now?” on a 10 point scale.