Publication

  • Ethnicity Matters - a guide to working with ethnic communities

    Anjena and Chamain Singh from Waikato

    This is a guide intended to help public sector organisations work with and respond to the needs of ethnic communities.

    It provides simple, easy and practical advice for policy staff about how to incorporate ethnic perspectives into the work of government. 

     Ethnicity Matters (PDF 524kb)

  • Losing momentum school leavers Asia engagement

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    The Asia New Zealand Foundation has released a report, Losing Momentum – School Leavers’ Asia Engagement, which looks at New Zealand school leavers’ readiness for engaging with Asia. The report outlines the results of a survey of more than 1,000 senior school students and their level of Asia awareness. The questions asked were about cultural competencies and knowledge of Asia, and the perceived importance of Asia to New Zealand.

    The key findings compared an earlier baseline survey conducted in 2012 and found that:

  • Sharing information to combat global tax evasion

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    The Government has signed up to the global automatic exchange of information (AEOI) initiative led by the OECD. We’re one of 100 countries that will automatically share some financial account information about foreign tax residents. All countries will use the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) to identify and report on financial accounts held or controlled by foreign tax residents.

  • He Tohu – The Treaty of Waitangi and the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition have moved

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    Our most iconic constitutional documents were moved in the early hours of Saturday morning (22 April) in an emotional and uplifting atmosphere.

    At 4am a pūtātara heralded the start of the journey from Archives New Zealand to their new home at the National Library in Wellington.

  • Recent Publications: Race in the Workplace

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    In February 2017, the independent review report by Baroness McGregor-Smith  on Race in the [British] Workplace was published. The review provides insights into issues faced by British businesses and public sector organisations in developing Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) talent in the workplace.

  • Come build an app

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    Multicultural New Zealand is seeking your assistance in finding youth leaders and people working with youth in the Mt Roskill region.

    The Multicultural New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Independent Police Conduct Authority and Hui E have partnered to hold a series of youth workshops with the support from Migrant action Trust, ACOFI and Mt Roskill Multicultural Councils.

  • Linwood Christchurch moves forward

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    Along with approximately 25 other agencies the Office of Ethnic Communities attended the agency stakeholder meeting to discuss the findings of the Linwood Development Aspirations Project. Agencies were invited to identify gaps in the projects understanding and analysis of the Linwood Heathcote area from the perspective of their agencies specific knowledge and to identify synergies which might impact on local government and community aspirations (social, economic, environmental and governance outcomes) for the area.

  • Mujeres in Aotearoa Incorporated Latin Festival Wellington

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    The Mujeres in Aotearoa Incorporated (MIA) – Latin American Women’s Group are having a festival from 11am – 4pm Saturday 29 October at Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki Street, Mt Cook, Wellington. Koha Entry – Cash only (no EFTPOS).

  • Measuring our Success

    Our work contributes to the Department of Internal Affairs’ overall strategic direction and outcomes. The Department’s Statement of Intent provides the high level framework which the Office of Ethnic Communities work attaches to.

    Image of Overarching outcome - connected citizens, communities and government, Focus areas - Strong more resolient communities and measure area - sense of community

  • Our Operating Principles

    mage of operating principles - we work from a strong knowledge base, we partner with others to deliver, we work through and influence others, we are proactive, agile and creative, we are disciplined in our focus on outcomes. On a green background

    Our Operating Principles are about how we work in the Office of Ethnic Communities, and they reflect the reality of being a relatively small Office with a broad operating context and an increasingly diverse population to serve.