Videos

  • Why Use Professional Interpreting?

    Ensure your business is conducted appropriately. Find out about the growth of a global phenomenon, interpreting.

  • Ethnic People in Commerce New Zealand

    Image of Plenary speakers - Tenby Powell (standing), Sir George Fistonich, Wei Gao and Tania

    On Friday 27 May, the Office of Ethnic Communities ran its fourth Ethnic People in Commerce New Zealand (EPIC NZ) conference in Auckland.  EPIC provides a platform for participants to build bus

  • Celebrating Everest Day

    The Minister for Ethnic Communities was unable to attend the Everest celebration in Christchurch on 29 May in person but greeted the Nepalese community via video message.

    The lead organiser for the event was the Non-resident Nepalese Association led by Dr Bohla Pradhan - who noted that the event was designed to remember the great achievement of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and the enduring bonds of friendship between our two countries.

  • Palmerston North Boys’ High School wins Race Unity Speech Competition

    A stirring speech about ‘Standing up for race unity – don’t be a bystander’ has won Head boy of Palmerston North Boys’ High School, first place in the national final of the 2016 Race Unity speech competition held in Auckland.

  • Intercultural Capability

    Image of people playing drums by handNew Zealand is a diverse country with over 200 different ethnicities. The Office of Ethnic Communities is committed to promoting the benefits of ethnic diversity and offers an Intercultural Capability eLearning programme to support this. This introductory programme is aimed at increasing anyone’s understanding to better interact or communicate with people from different backgrounds.

  • Using Language Line

    Photograph of a telephone interpreting session in progressClarity of communication means efficiencies, reduction of risk and more equity.

  • Director's Update May 2015

    Talofa lava everyone, happy Samoan language week. Click on the clip to hear what the Office of Ethnic Communities has been doing in the month of May   .

  • January 2015 - Happy New Year

    Video message from the Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Berlinda Chin.

  • Happy Diwali

    Happy Diwali to those celebrating it. We would like to welcome our new Minister Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga to the portfolio. To hear more from Berlinda check out the video.

  • Celebration of Eid

    In the spirit of celebration we join our Muslim Communities to commemorate the end of Eid.

    Check out the clip to find out more.