• The Elephant in the Room: Leading ethnic diversity in the workplace.

    The interactive session will present the latest evidence-based information around leadership competencies and ethnic diversity management.

  • Your future is safe with us – Office of Ethnic Affairs young leaders speak

    In 2012 Office of Ethnic Affairs started its Youth Leaders Auckland Pilot Programme. Ten diverse young people were selected and put through a 9-month leadership training programme. At EthnicA Auckland these young people will take the stage and facilitate an interactive dialogue about Leadership, its challenges for youth, and ways of overcoming these.  They are also passionate about Auckland and its future  and share their views on what they think the city should look like in 20 years and how they would bring this about.

  • The world at your fingertips – what social media can do for you

    The session aims to demystify social networking and show you how social media can work for you..  It is  designed to provide valuable insights on using social media for community outreach. And help communities engage and connect with each other as well as government agencies.

  • Cultural Fusion: Shaping our Multicultural Identities

    How are our multicultural identities being expressed through fusion in art and culture in New Zealand? The workshop is aimed at generating interactive discussions and learning on how cultural fusion is shaping our multicultural identities.

  • Mai Chen, Managing partner, Chen Palmer

    Photograph of Mai Chen

    Mai Chen is  the Managing partner of Chen Palmer New Zealand Public Law Specialists, Barristers and Solicitors, Australasia’s first public law specialist firm, which she co-founded in 1994. She has led Chen Palmer for the last 18 years.

  • The challenges of health promotion within African communities

    Photograph of Kudakwashe Tuwe

    Research conducted by Kudakwashe Tuwe reveals significant health promotion challenges among African communities in New Zealand.

    The study entitled, “The challenges of health promotion within African communities in New Zealand” reported key health promotion issues such as:

  • EPICNZ Conference 2013

    This annual Ethnic People in Commerce NZ (EPIC NZ) conference provides a significant forum to build connections between ethnic businesses, entrepreneurs and investors and the wider New Zealand business community. It also offers advice about doing business overseas. This is the leading networking event for New Zealand businesses to connect with ethnic businesses to harness potential trade opportunities. Information about the next EPIC conference will be available soon. Below is information about previous conferences.

  • International Women's Day Christchurch - 8th March 2013

    Photograph of attendee to the International Women's day celebration

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs was proud to support the Canterbury Women’s Business Association project to host the International Women’s day celebrations on 8 March in Christchurch. The Canterbury Women’s Business Association project started last year and aims to encourage small business and entrepreneurship amongst its women participants through the development of skills in arts and culture.

  • Auckland Japan Day 2013

    Japan Day 2013, was held at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland on Sunday 24th February were over 20,000 visitors experienced, watch and tasted the culture of Japan.

    Traditional and modern performances of Japanese dance, music and martial arts were held throughout the day. A display of Hokushin Shinoh Ryu Iai-Do Japanese Swordsmanship.  

  • Training success for Unitec Institute of Technology

    Photograph of Berlinda Chin - presenting certificates to Unitec staff

    New Zealand’s largest institute of technology, Unitec, has been recognised by the Office of Ethnic Affairs for its success in equipping its people to communicate across social and cultural boundaries.

    Unitec has around 2,100 staff and 23,000 students based on three campuses across Auckland. Students come from more than 80 different countries and take courses in a wide range of disciplines from nursing to architecture, computing to gas-fitting.

    Since 2011 Unitec has been using the Office of Ethnic Affairs’ Intercultural Awareness and Communication (IAC) Training Programme.