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  • How many different ethnic groups call New Zealand home?

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    Prior to the EPIC Conference, the Office of Ethnic Communities held an online quiz about ethnic diversity in New Zealand. Over 1,200 people participated.

  • Welcoming Communities

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    Welcoming Communities is a two year pilot programme established by Immigration New Zealand in partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs, Office of Ethnic Communities and the Human Rights Commission.  The initiative brings together local government and community leadership to make the places we live more welcoming for everyone.

  • Making Tax Simpler: Tell the Government what you think

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    The Government wants to know what you think about plans to simplify income tax for people who earn income only from a salary, wages, interest or dividends.

  • Give Nothing to Racism

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    Give Nothing to Racism is an anti-racism campaign launched by the Human Rights Commission, and led by the Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. The campaign urges New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance. Since its release in June 2017, it has been viewed more than 3 million times.

  • Excellent training opportunity - Wellington

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    Does your organisation live hand to mouth?

    Are you constantly scrambling from one funding round to the next?

    Would you like your organisation to have a reliable income, but are unsure where to start?

  • Minister's Update - June 2017

  • Director's Update - June 2017

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund

  • Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust appoints Trustees

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    On 15 May 2017, Hon Judith Collins, Minister for Ethnic Communities appointed new trustees for the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust (CPTHT).

    The CPTHT was established in 2004 as a gesture of goodwill to the descendants of poll tax payers in recognition of the hardship caused. It is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs and is intended as a gesture of goodwill to poll tax payers, their descendants and future generations.

  • Census 2018

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    At Stats NZ, they supply some of New Zealand’s most important statistics, data and insights to people all over the country who use the information to help them make informed decisions.

    The data they collect and produce helps people make decisions about our social, economic and environmental growth, but we’re more than just numbers.