• EPICNZ Conference - Auckland 30 June 2017

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    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 and 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.

  • Family Violence in New Zealand: What is it, and what is government doing about it?

    It is okay to ask for help
  • Celebrating ethnic diversity in Parliament

    As Minister for Ethnic Communities, I’m privileged to be invited to many community events and to host special events in Parliament that celebrate the colourful ethnic diversity of Aotearoa.

    I recently hosted my first Chinese New Year parliamentary event, which has been a feature on the Parliamentary calendar since 2002. It was a great opportunity to meet key members from the Chinese community, as well as dignitaries and the general public.

  • Wellington Council consults on te reo Māori

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    On Waitangi Day, Wellington City Council announced a consultation on how the city uses and recognises te reo Māori.

    The consultation follows a promise Mayor Justin Lester made during te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori language week), when he said Wellington would work towards becoming a te reo Māori city.