• Public Meetings on Review of Burial and Cremation Law

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    Schedule of public meetings

    12 Nov - Gisborne
    13 Nov - Napier
    14 Nov - Wellington
    18 Nov - Hamilton
    19 Nov - Tauranga/Rotorua
    20/21 Nov - Auckland
    22 Nov - Whangarei
    26 Nov - Nelson
    27 Nov - Christchurch
    28 Nov - Dunedin

    View meeting venue and details (269kb pdf file)

  • New housing opportunity for Auckland Asian seniors

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    The Chinese New Settlers Services Trust has received $5.3 million in Government funding to build 33 units in Panmure for low-income elderly in local Asian communities. The total value of the development is $10.5 million.

  • A thousand mile journey begins ... in a garage Chinese New Settlers Services Trust celebrates turning 15

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    Hundreds of guests enjoyed a day of activities and cultural performances to mark 15 years of community service by the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust (CNSST) on Sunday 20 October 2013 at Panmure, Auckland.

  • Sanda Gold Medal for young Kiwi.

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    Sanda is a modern Chinese combat sport steadily becoming more popular around the world. It is somewhat similar to kickboxing, but also includes throws and sweeps, making it spectacular to watch.

    Francis Forgues, a young Kiwi from Christchurch has won a gold medal for his stellar performance at the National Sanda Invitational Tournament held on 28 September at Avondale College, Auckland.

  • The Dragon and Taniwha Concert-Music enriching cultural diversity and community cohesion

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    This wonderful cross-cultural concert arranged by the Music Association of Auckland (MAA) as a follow-up to the Dragon and Taniwha Festival earlier this year was held on 13 October and was enjoyed by people from many different backgrounds.

    Special guests included; the Te Pou Whakairo Kapa Haka group from the Ngāti Whātua o Orakei and over 70 passionate Chinese musicians. Together they delivered a joyful selection of Chinese, Māori and western choral works, ensembles, duet, soloists and Chinese instrumentals.

  • Leading the way

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs is committed to building the capacity and capability of ethnic people to provide leadership for their communities.

  • Leading the Way

    The Office of Ethnic Commmunities is committed to building the capacity and capability of ethnic people to provide leadership for their communities.

  • Ethnic Women Leadership project

    This programme is designed to develop ethnic women’s leadership capability so they can be the agents for change in their own communities and the wider society.

    Ethnic women are encouraged to be influential and effective decision-makers, who are able to support ethnic communities to integrate and participate in society more effectively.

  • Have your say on the Review of Retirement Income Policies

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    The Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income has released a discussion document about the 2013 Review of Retirement Income Policies called ‘Focusing on the Future’.

  • Making New Zealand home

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    Professional Women from different ethnic backgrounds will share their insights about developing their careers in New Zealand, bringing up families in a foreign land, building capacity for community, and actively playing a role in making a difference in the New Zealand society in a discussion at the National Library this week.