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  • Mitchell Pham receives Kea World Class New Zealand Award

    The Office of Ethnic Communities would like to congratulate Mitchell Pham on being the first ethnic migrant/refugee to receive the Kea World Class New Zealand Award for his contribution to the New Zealand technology sector and NZ-Asia relations.

  • Director's Update - June 2018

  • Minister's Update - June 2018

  • Do you have strong governance experience?

  • Fund dates for 2018 are set

  • Suffrage 125 spotlight: Archna Tandon

  • Director's Update - June 2018

    Kia Ora! Welcome to the June edition of our monthly newsletter. While winter has well and truly settled in, the Office of Ethnic Communities remains as busy as ever.

    On 19 June, we joined members of our Muslim communities to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in Parliament. I wish to extend my best wishes to all Muslims in New Zealand and overseas.

  • Minister's Update - June 2018

    Eid Mubarak.

    Ramadan came to an end on the evening of 14 June, signalling the start of Eid ul-Fitr. This time of year is particularly special for our Muslim communities, and it’s a good opportunity to acknowledge the Muslim New Zealanders who have made Aotearoa their home.

    The Eid ul-Fitr celebration I hosted in Parliament was a wonderful occasion, and a formal opportunity for such acknowledgement. I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating this joyous time with our Muslim brothers and sisters.

  • Do you have strong governance experience?

    The Office of Ethnic Communities is looking for ethnic people with strong governance experience to join our Nominations Service database.

    Government has a commitment that State sector boards are representative of the diversity and demographic make-up of New Zealand, including gender, ethnicity, age, and geographic location.

    The Office of Ethnic Communities’ Nominations Service facilitates the nomination of ethnic people for boards in order to meet the Government’s goal of greater ethnic diversity in board appointments.

  • Fund dates for 2018 are set

    The dates have been set for the 2018 Ethnic Communities Development Fund. The fund will open for requests on Wednesday 15 August 2018 and close at midnight on Wednesday 26 September 2018. There is one funding round a year.

    The fund distributes $520,000 each year to community groups for projects to be implemented in 2019. There are three funding priorities: leadership development, social cohesion, and cultural events.