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  • EPICNZ Conference - Auckland 30 June 2017

    EPIC NZ 2017 Conference logo

    The Office of Ethnic Communities will host the 2017 Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) NZ Conference in Auckland on:

    Friday 30th June 2017

    SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
    88 Federal Street
    Auckland 1010

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund

    Contribute to improving New Zealand's social cohesion and support the development of established and emerging ethnic communities - check out the Ethnic Communities Development Fund.Image of people at a conference

  • Settling In

    The programme, called ‘Settling In’ has provided funding to a range of projects. Settling In funded projects will continue to be delivered unitl the end of 2017.Blurred out people

    For all future funding requests please refer to Ethnic Communities Development fund.

  • Language Guidelines

    The Heritage and Community Language Celebration Guidelines (the guidelines) are a resource the Office of Ethnic Communities developed to support communities to celebrate and maintain their heritage languages.  The guidelines use plain language and give practical advice through the process of organising a language celebration.

  • Previous funding rounds

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    Previous funding rounds success applicants by funding round.

  • Census 2013

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    First Census 2013 data published, with more to follow over the next 18 months.

    The number of people living in New Zealand on census night 2013 was 4,242,048. This was 214,101 more than at the last census seven years ago.

  • Leadership and Diversity Thinking

    Photograph of people sitting at a table - "Diversity of thought is seen as an essential tool for innovation."

    Progressing diversity thinking - from Human Resources to Leadership

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs is pleased to be part of a new working group drawing together New Zealand’s corporate leaders. Diverse NZ Inc. is a collaboration of some of this country’s biggest and brightest business minds, and the platform has been formed to galvanise businesses to harness the economic benefit, business gain and GDP uplift that results from diverse leadership and diversity of thought.

  • Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Annual General Meeting

    L-R: Mustafa Farouk (President - FIANZ), Hon Jenny Salesa (Minister for Ethnic Communities), Dr Anwar Ghani (Chairman - FIANZ)

    The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 8 September 2018 at the Avondale Islamic Centre.

  • 2018 Teej Celebration

    The Minister for Ethnic Communities, Hon Jenny Salesa with some of the attendees of the Teej Celebration

    New Zealand Nepal Society hosted its annual Teej Celebration 8 September 2018 in Auckland.  The vibrant event, celebrated with cultural performances and colourful decorations, was attended by community members, government agencies, and MPs.

  • Director's Update - September 2018

    Kia ora, nĭ hăo and namaste!

    This month the Office of Ethnic Communities (OEC) celebrated Māori, Chinese, and Hindi language weeks.  We also observed the 125th anniversary of the New Zealand women’s suffrage movement, and saw the release of the report on Diverse Thinking Capability Audit in New Zealand Boardrooms 2018.  These events allowed us to learn and share the rich languages, history, and innovations that we have here in Aotearoa.