• Languages

    The list of 44 languages that Language Line currently uses

  • Participating Agencies

    Check out the latest list of participating agencies that can access Language Line.Photograph of multiple buildings - depicting participating agencies

  • 2015-2016 December allocation: Successful Applicants

    Below are a list of successful applicants for the 2015-2016 December Settling In funding allocation.

  • 2014-2015 March allocation: Successful Applicants

    Below are a list of successful applicants for the 2014-2015 March Settling In funding allocation.

  • Intercultural Capability Resources

    This resources page provides publications and other courses to support the Intercultural Capability eLearning modules.Image of books piled up

  • Intercultural Capability

    Image of people playing drums by handNew Zealand is a diverse country with over 200 different ethnicities. The Office of Ethnic Communities is committed to promoting the benefits of ethnic diversity and offers an Intercultural Capability eLearning programme to support this. This introductory programme is aimed at increasing anyone’s understanding to better interact or communicate with people from different backgrounds.

  • Using Language Line

    Photograph of a telephone interpreting session in progressClarity of communication means efficiencies, reduction of risk and more equity.

  • Organisational Structure

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs was launched in May 2001 and is part of Internal Affairs. On 2 March 2015 the name changed to the Office of Ethnic Communities to align with the ministerial portfolio.

  • New Zealand’s General Election 20 September 2014

    Every three years, New Zealand holds a general election. This is when we choose the people and political parties who will make decisions about the way New Zealand is run.

    They will represent you in Parliament and make decisions on your behalf. They are called Members of Parliament (MPs).

  • Building Bridges - connecting Muslims in NZ to non-Muslims

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs has worked with the New Zealand Muslim community on the Building Bridges Programme since 2005. The programme aims to create better connections, meaningful collaboration and open communication to support the maintenance of New Zealand’s social harmony. We also recognise that New Zealand Muslims not only contribute significantly to New Zealand’s economy but provide New Zealand with a pathway to trade with the Muslim world.