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  • EPICNZ Conference - Auckland 30 June 2017

    EPIC NZ 2017 Conference logo

    The Office of Ethnic Communities will host the 2017 Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) NZ Conference in Auckland on:

    Friday 30th June 2017

    SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
    88 Federal Street
    Auckland 1010

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund

    Contribute to improving New Zealand's social cohesion and support the development of established and emerging ethnic communities - check out the Ethnic Communities Development Fund.Image of people at a conference

  • Settling In

    The programme, called ‘Settling In’ has provided funding to a range of projects. Settling In funded projects will continue to be delivered unitl the end of 2017.Blurred out people

    For all future funding requests please refer to Ethnic Communities Development fund.

  • Language Guidelines

    The Heritage and Community Language Celebration Guidelines (the guidelines) are a resource the Office of Ethnic Communities developed to support communities to celebrate and maintain their heritage languages.  The guidelines use plain language and give practical advice through the process of organising a language celebration.

  • Previous funding rounds

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    Previous funding rounds success applicants by funding round.

  • Census 2013

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    First Census 2013 data published, with more to follow over the next 18 months.

    The number of people living in New Zealand on census night 2013 was 4,242,048. This was 214,101 more than at the last census seven years ago.

  • Leadership and Diversity Thinking

    Photograph of people sitting at a table - "Diversity of thought is seen as an essential tool for innovation."

    Progressing diversity thinking - from Human Resources to Leadership

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs is pleased to be part of a new working group drawing together New Zealand’s corporate leaders. Diverse NZ Inc. is a collaboration of some of this country’s biggest and brightest business minds, and the platform has been formed to galvanise businesses to harness the economic benefit, business gain and GDP uplift that results from diverse leadership and diversity of thought.

  • Director's Update - 20 March 2019

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    Salaam alaykum. Tēnā koe.

    I have been spending time in Christchurch, meeting the brave and grieving people affected by the terrible events of last Friday. I’ve also connected with the Christchurch City Council and key central government agencies. What is noticeable is the effort and willingness among communities and government to develop coordinated responses in the short and long term for Christchurch’s communities. And the consensus that this must be led by communities for it to succeed.

  • Ethnic community group supports migrants to understand tax in New Zealand

    IRD representative standing in front of a screen with picture of NZ and Who pays tax? above it.

    On 2 March 2019, Indian community organisation Ekta, hosted an Inland Revenue seminar for migrants on the tax implications of overseas income and assets.

  • Police officer helps keep Christchurch beautiful

    Li Ying Cai painting a Chorus Box.

    Li Ying Cai is one of the first Chinese women police officers in Christchurch and is well known in the community as an example of and champion for diversity.