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  • Media release: Conference drives growth in New Zealand’s ethnically diverse business community

  • Media release: Conference drives growth in New Zealand’s ethnically diverse business community

    Image of attendees at the last EPIC NZ Conference - 2016

    15 May 2017 – The Office of Ethnic Communities is excited to announce this years’ Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) NZ conference, to be held in Auckland on 30 June at the Sky City Convention Centre. Diversity is a reality for New Zealand – is your business ready to unlock its benefits?

    EPIC NZ is an annual conference which celebrates the strength of New Zealand's growing and diverse business community, and has previously been attended by more than 300 people each year.

  • The 15th Asian Health Forum held in Auckland

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    The 15th Asian Health Forum held in Auckland created much health awareness and understanding about the health issues faced by the Asian migrants in New Zealand. Approximately 200 people representing government agencies, Non-Government Organisations, health service providers, as well as community representatives attended the day-long forum which was organised by the Asian Network Incorporated (TANI).

  • Director's Update - April 2017

  • A focus on the smaller communities

  • Race Relations Day

    Image from Vehaara Arts Dance Group from Malaysia - Credit Nicole Retter

    On 23 April, we attended the Race Relations Day celebration event in Wellington organised by the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils (Multicultural New Zealand), in partnership with Multicultural Council of Wellington and the Human Rights Commission.

    Race Relations Day (21 March) has been observed in New Zealand since 2003 and marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  The date is the anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa in 1960. 

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

    Image of the constitutional documents being moved

    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.

  • Director's Update - April 2017

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    E rere kau mai te awa nui nei
    Mai i te kāhui maunga ki Tangaroa
    Ko au te awa
    Ko te awa ko au.

    Ko Caroline Bridgland tāku ingoa
    Ko Ruapehu te maunga
    Ko Whanganui te awa
    Ko te Atihaunui-a-paparangi te iwi

    Tēnā koutou katoa

    Welcome to the April edition of our monthly newsletter.

  • He Tohu and Women's Suffrage Petition

    Image of the He Tohu signage (with shadowed family in front)

    You are warmly invited to attend a briefing on He Tohu, the exhibition of constitutional documents that shape our nation, including the Women’s Suffrage Petition. Philippa Doyle of the Department of Internal Affairs will be joined by National Council of Women of New Zealand Vice President, Vanisa Dhiru.