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  • Wellington Chinese Women’s Association hosts women’s forum

    Wellington Chinese Women’s Association recently held a forum for Chinese women to come together, share experiences and support each other in their settlement journey.

  • White Ribbon Campaign launched in Auckland

    White Ribbon - take the pledge campaign logo

    On 25 November 2018, people around the world wear a white ribbon as a symbol that they do not condone violence against women.

  • Sikh Community celebrates 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

    Celebrating the 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

    On 23 November 2018, Sikhs from all over the world will celebrate the 549th anniversary of the birth of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion.

  • Employment New Zealand launches campaign on migrant employment rights and responsibilities

    Employment New Zealand - migrant employment rights and responsibilities

    Employment New Zealand has launched a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of employment rights and responsibilities among migrants, particularly vulnerable migrant workers and international students.  The campaign will run between 12 November and 9 December 2018.

  • Young leaders attend royal reception

    Duchess of Sussex talking with a group of young leaders

    Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Harry, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, recently visited New Zealand. In honour of their visit, the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern hosted a reception on 30 October 2018 at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, supported by the Office of Ethnic Communities. The Office of Ethnic Communities recommended a group of young leaders from the Chinese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, and Pakistani communities to participate in the event.

  • Diwali at Manukau Police Station

    Performers at Diwali

    The Counties Manukau branch of New Zealand Police jointly celebrated Diwali at Manukau Police Station on 30 October 2018, in partnership with Department of Corrections.

  • Director's Update - October 2018

    Kia ora tātou

    It’s been another action-packed month for our people serving New Zealand’s diverse ethnic communities.

  • Minister stresses importance of ethnic people having say in future of New Zealand education

    Hon Jenny Salesa, the Minister for Ethnic Communities (Left) and Cathleen Wang (right) year 10 student from Burnside High School

    A meeting about the involvement of ethnic communities in the future of New Zealand’s education system has been hailed as a success by the Office of Ethnic Communities.

  • Ethnic population projections highlight need for leadership diversity

    Over the next twenty years, not only will New Zealand’s total population increase, but its diversity will too. All ethnic groups are predicted to grow, meaning it’s more important than ever to ensure proper representation in leadership positions and decision-making processes. 

  • Education Consultation in Wellington

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    The Office of Ethnic Communities has continued supporting Ministry of Education (MoE) in hosting Education Consultation meetings for ethnic communities.

    The Wellington meeting, held on 18 October at the Ministry of Education’s National Office, attracted over 100 participants from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities and Associate Minster for Education, who attended the meeting, stressed the importance of ethnic people having their say in shaping the future of the New Zealand’s education.