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  • How Language Line works - Samoan

    Logo of Language Line telephone interpreting serviceLanguage Line - telefoni mo ‘au‘aunaga fa‘aliliu ‘upu

    ‘Olo‘o avanoa Laina mo Gagana mai i le: Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm

    Mo se lisi o Fa‘alāpotopotoga ‘Auai

    Mo se lisi o Gagana

    Ina ia maua se fa‘aliliu‘upu, asiasi pe telefoni i se fa‘alāpotopotoga ‘auai

  • How Language Line works - Portuguese

    Logo of Language Line telephone interpreting serviceLanguage Line Serviço de interpretação por telefone

    Language Line está disponível de: Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm

    Para uma lista de Agências Participantes

    Para uma lista de Idiomas

    Para ter acesso a um intérprete, visite ou telefone para uma agência participante

  • How Language Line works - Māori

    Logo of Language Line telephone interpreting serviceRatonga whakamāori ā-waea

    E wātea ana te Language Line mai i te: Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm

    Mō tētahi rārangi o ngā Pokapū Whai Wāhi Mai

    Mō tētahi rārangi o Ngā Reo

  • Making a Submission to government

    In New Zealand, submissions are sometimes sought from the general public when changes are being made to policies or to legislation.

    Submissions are requested to test public reaction and/or so that your views can be included in a new policy.

  • What is social enterprise?

    image of hands with coins in themA social enterprise is an organisation that seeks to tackle social, cultural or environmental challenges.  Like a traditional business, a social enterprise sells goods and services.  However, instead of profits being distributed to shareholders or individuals, they are used to support the organisation’s mission.

  • The Advantages of Social Enterprise

    Image of an Opportunity SignSocial enterprise can provide a range of benefits to organisations looking to address social, cultural or environmental challenges.

  • The challenges of social enterprise

    Image of Hands holding hands in a squareIt takes time, skill, and considerable effort to build a profit-generating organisation. The reality is, like traditional businesses, a lot of social enterprises will fail.

  • Social enterprise in New Zealand

    Image of thumbs raised up in the airIn 2012 the Department of Internal Affairs conducted a survey of social enterprises (PDF - 539k). Over 400 organisations responded, providing us with an indicative snap-shot of the sector. (Department of Internal Affairs, Jan 2013)

  • Social enterprise around the world

    AustraliaImage of hands holding the world up

    In 2009, the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (at the Queensland University of Technology) and Social Traders Ltd carried out a research project called Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector (FASES). The project included a survey of 365 social enterprises.

  • The role of the Office of Ethnic Affairs in the workplace

    A group of ethnically diverse work colleagues

    By 2021 a quarter of the New Zealand workforce is expected to have been born overseas.

    This ethnic diversity offers huge opportunities to our economy, offering a rich resource of experience, skills and overseas connections which can add to New Zealand’s wealth

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs is working to unlock this potential to help build economic growth. We provide practical advice and support to ethnic people in the business sector and work with other government agencies to provide equal access to government services.