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  • Top Chinese educators visit the Office of Ethnic Affairs

    Diana Clark Manager Language Line and Mr Peng Xingqi, a Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Education

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs welcomed a delegation of senior Chinese government officials involved in language education on Tuesday morning. Led by Mr Peng Xingqi, a Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Education in Beijing, the group included other educational leaders from several provinces.

  • Constitutional Advisory Panel - have your say on New Zealand's constitutional arrangements

    The Government is currently undertaking a review of New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements. The themes covered in the review are:

  • A Year in Review - new guide to our work

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs works to promote the benefits of ethnic diversity to increase prosperity for every New Zealander. We aim to provide the highest quality advice regarding ethnic diversity issues.

    The booklet  "A Year in Review" celebrates our work and achievements in 2011-2012. It also contains links to in-depth information if you would like to find out more.

    This booklet covers six areas.

  • Family violence and ethnic communities

    Family violence speaks many languages, has many colours, and lives in everyone’s community.

    We understand that family violence is a difficult thing to talk about.

    It creates a sense of shame for many ethnic communities. It arouses fear of alienation and stigmatisation.

    A critical step in its reduction is to ensure that family violence can be discussed without fear and that offenders and victims can seek help.

  • OEC Updates

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  • Auckland Indian community celebrates Diwali

    Image of performers at the Diwali Festival

    Rotoroa Island, off Waiheke Island’s east coast, was the scene of celebrations and fireworks on Saturday, 6 October as Auckland’s Indian community celebrated Diwali 2012.

  • Migrants Wanted To Play for Poneke Football

    Photograph of children playing Rugby

    Poneke Rugby Club is looking for new migrants to play rugby with them.

    Wellington based Poneke was founded in 1883, making it one of the oldest rugby clubs in the world. It has a long tradition of seeking out players from new communities.

  • Nepal evening brings many ethnicities together

    An event hosted by the Nepalese Society of Wellington, with the support of the Non-Resident Nepalese Association, New Zealand to raise funds for a school for disadvantaged children in Nepal attracted a crowd of over 300 people.

  • US Basketball scouts spot Wellington high school student

    Photograph of Tanaka Gapare

    Zimbabwean-born Tanaka Gapare, currently attending Wellington’s Newlands College, looks to have an exciting basketball career ahead of her based on her performance at a Las Vegas tournament recently.

  • Multicultural Marlborough’s interpreting seminar

    Photograph of Diana Clark

    Interpreting can be a lonely profession, so the opportunity to attend a professional development get together was welcome by a number of interpreters from around New Zealand.