Publication

  • 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.

  • Our Service Model

    Image of Service Model process map - Community Engagement feeds into and from policy and project services feed into each other and also into processes, systems and support which also feeds into community engagement.

    Our Service Model is a tool to help us think about our work internally in the context of a connected system and as part of the ‘diversity eco-system’.

  • Our Focus Areas

    We have four focus areas, which are the key planks that support our Purpose and contribute towards fulfilment of the Vision. The focus areas are our ‘intermediate outcomes’ selected to support and deliver on our Purpose and Vision. While work programme items may vary from year to year and are reviewed annually, the focus areas are more enduring – and provide a multi-year framing for our work. The 2016/2017 work programme is at the end of this document.

  • Our Vision and Purpose

    The Office of Ethnic Communities' Vision - our highest ideal – is that New Zealand is a thriving nation (culturally, economically and socially) comprised of socially cohesive communities where mutual respect and understanding is the norm. This sentiment is captured in our Vision statement:

    Image of the words Flourishing ethnic diversity; thriving New Zealand with a red background

  • 2016-17 Work Programme

    Outcomes

    • Ethnic communities are strong and connected
    • The benefits of ethnic diversity for New Zealand are realised

    Focus Area

    Growing knowledge and understanding of ethnic diversity and inclusion in New Zealand