Public sector agencies

  • 10th Anniversary Celebrating Achievements for Positive Aging

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    On 8 October, the Chinese Positive Aging Charitable Trust (CPA) organised the 10th anniversary celebration in Auckland. Approximately 200 people, including senior citizens, representing the Chinese community, government agencies and non-governmental organisations participated in the whole day activities.

  • Best things in life are Free! So is Christchurch Holi Festival 2017

    Image of people at the Holi festival throwing colour. Words best things in life are free! So is Christchurch Holi Festival 2017

    Holi Festival 2017 will be bigger than ever and we’d love for you to part of it. Next year for the first time this popular Christchurch community event will have no entry fee to make it even more accessible. We’re expecting some 5,000 people. Holi is all about attracting life, colour and fun to our central city. Everyone is invited to come along, throw powder colours and dance, while enjoying DJs, traditional Indian games, cultural performances and festive Holi delicacies.

  • Mujeres in Aotearoa Incorporated Latin Festival Wellington

    Image of performers at last year's festival

    The Mujeres in Aotearoa Incorporated (MIA) – Latin American Women’s Group are having a festival from 11am – 4pm Saturday 29 October at Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki Street, Mt Cook, Wellington. Koha Entry – Cash only (no EFTPOS).

  • Empowering change 5 day programme – Christchurch

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    People are shaped by the life that they have experienced and for many, this has not always been a completely positive experience. Kiwi Family Trust help people to remove negative aspects of their conditioning by giving them useful tools and easy-to-learn techniques. This allows their own unique positivity to emerge.

  • Measuring our Success

    Our work contributes to the Department of Internal Affairs’ overall strategic direction and outcomes. The Department’s Statement of Intent provides the high level framework which the Office of Ethnic Communities work attaches to.

    Image of Overarching outcome - connected citizens, communities and government, Focus areas - Strong more resolient communities and measure area - sense of community

  • Our Operating Principles

    mage of operating principles - we work from a strong knowledge base, we partner with others to deliver, we work through and influence others, we are proactive, agile and creative, we are disciplined in our focus on outcomes. On a green background

    Our Operating Principles are about how we work in the Office of Ethnic Communities, and they reflect the reality of being a relatively small Office with a broad operating context and an increasingly diverse population to serve.

  • Our Service Model

    Image of Service Model process map - Community Engagement feeds into and from policy and project services feed into each other and also into processes, systems and support which also feeds into community engagement.

    Our Service Model is a tool to help us think about our work internally in the context of a connected system and as part of the ‘diversity eco-system’.

  • Our Focus Areas

    We have four focus areas, which are the key planks that support our Purpose and contribute towards fulfilment of the Vision. The focus areas are our ‘intermediate outcomes’ selected to support and deliver on our Purpose and Vision. While work programme items may vary from year to year and are reviewed annually, the focus areas are more enduring – and provide a multi-year framing for our work. The 2016/2017 work programme is at the end of this document.

  • Our Vision and Purpose

    The Office of Ethnic Communities' Vision - our highest ideal – is that New Zealand is a thriving nation (culturally, economically and socially) comprised of socially cohesive communities where mutual respect and understanding is the norm. This sentiment is captured in our Vision statement:

    Image of the words Flourishing ethnic diversity; thriving New Zealand with a red background

  • 2016-17 Work Programme

    Outcomes

    • Ethnic communities are strong and connected
    • The benefits of ethnic diversity for New Zealand are realised

    Focus Area

    Growing knowledge and understanding of ethnic diversity and inclusion in New Zealand