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  • Min Judith Collins Race Relations Day message

  • 2017 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships

    Entries are now open for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships, which offer New Zealand’s managers and executives the opportunity to improve their skills at the world’s best business schools

    This is your chance to attend an international business school and bring your knowledge back to your businesses and New Zealand. These scholarships enable business people to develop their management and international business leadership skills.

    Applications for the scholarships close at noon on 28 April 2017.

  • New University Director of Diversity: Professor Edwina Pio

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    New Zealand is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse nations. The rapid increase in our ethnic diversity poses both challenges and opportunities across various sectors to maximize the benefits of diversity. Auckland University of Technology is a vibrant and diverse university that recognises that success is not defined by gender, gender identity, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicity or disability. This year, Professor of Diversity, Dr Edwina Pio has been appointed as University Director of Diversity.

  • Build an App for New Zealand Youth

    The Manawatu Multicultural Councils, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Independent Police Conduct Authority, Multicultural New Zealand and Hui E have partnered to hold a series of youth workshops nationally. The purpose of these workshops are to explore some of the barriers youth face when accessing social services particularly when they require assistance. The workshops will provide a positive environment to interact, discuss these issues and mutually educate and inform.

  • Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017

  • Guest Contribution: Chinese New Year and the New Dawn in New Zealand

  • General Manager's Update

  • General Manager's Update - Febuary 2017

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    Kung hei fat choi! Xin Nian Hao! Sen-nin haow! Happy New Year!

    In September last year I outlined the work that the Office of Ethnic Communities was doing to develop its Operating Model. Flourishing Diversity; Thriving New Zealand is the vision for the Office of Ethnic Communities and drives our Operating Model. This is the strategic framework for what we do, why we do it, and how we go about our work. You can check it out on our website.

  • Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017

    Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017

    The Office of Ethnic Communities attended the first Excellence Awards Night and Charity Dinner 2017, held by the The Okapi Alliance NZ (Congolese Community of New Zealand) on 18th February 2017. This charitable event was held at the New Lynn Memorial Hall, Auckland, to honour and celebrate members of the Congolese community for their outstanding talent and contribution in New Zealand, within their respective fields for the year 2016.

  • Multicultural Rotary holds Chinese New Year Charity Ball

    Minster Collins attending Multicultural Rotary holds Chinese New Year Charity Ball

    The Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside is ethnically about one-third Chinese, one-third Indian and one-third Pakeha.