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Tropical Cyclone Idai

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Tropical Cyclone Idai

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Tropical Cyclone Idai On 15 March 2019, tropical cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Beira in Mozambique, causing flooding, high winds and mud slides which has left a trail of destruction in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.   If you are […]

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Advice for New Zealanders overseas

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Advice for New Zealanders overseas

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Advice for New Zealanders overseas The terrorist attacks in Christchurch on 15 March, which were motivated by extreme right-wing ideology, have attracted global attention and strong international condemnation.  International reactions to those events are difficult to predict and may change at short notice. […]

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Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK?

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK?

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK? The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to exit the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. We provide the following information for New Zealanders living in or travelling to […]

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Ministry of Youth Development fund opening

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Youth Development fund opening

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Communities The Ministry of Youth Development are set to open two new funding streams: Youth Development and Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.  The Youth Development funding stream supports the wellbeing of young people by funding holistic programmes and services that emphasise identity, belonging, connectedness and the strengths of young […]

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Suffrage 125 Fund celebrates women artists of diverse cultural backgrounds

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Suffrage 125 Fund celebrates women artists of diverse cultural backgrounds

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Communities The new Suffrage 125 Arts Fund, part of the Suffrage 125 commemorations, is led by the Ministry for Women in partnership with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The Fund supports high quality arts projects that recognise the contribution to women’s rights, by women from diverse cultural […]

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Kazakhstan

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Kazakhstan

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 22 January 2019, 14:45 NZDT Still current at: 22 January 2019 Exercise increased caution in Kazakhstan due to terrorism and violent crime. TerrorismThere is an underlying threat of terrorism in Kazakhstan. On 18 July 2016, a gunman in Almaty killed three policemen […]

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Farewell to Tayyaba Khan

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Blog posts, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Farewell to Tayyaba Khan

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Communities This week, we bid farewell to our colleague, Tayyaba Khan, who is moving on from the Office of Ethnic Communities to explore new adventures. In her time as Manager Community Engagement, Tayyaba has made a marked and appreciated contribution to OEC. Many of you have had the […]

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New Family Violence Law takes effect

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on New Family Violence Law takes effect

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Communities On 3 December 2018, strangulation or suffocation, coerced marriage or civil union, and assault on a family member were introduced as amendments to the Family Violence Act 2018. Now, these behaviours are prosecutable under the Act as practices of family violence. Changes have also been made to […]

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Panama: World Youth Day 2019

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Panama: World Youth Day 2019

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Panama: World Youth Day 2019 Between 22 and 27 January 2019, World Youth Day (a youth event organised by the Roman Catholic Church) will take place in Panama. Before you goIf you’re a New Zealander planning on attending World Youth Day, we encourage […]

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Office of Ethnic Communities civic participation project

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Office of Ethnic Communities civic participation project

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Communities On Friday 7 December 2018, the Office of Ethnic Communities concluded the face to face consultations for our civic participation project. The aim of this project is to reduce barriers and create opportunities for ethnic communities to engage in all aspects of New Zealand civic life. We […]

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Farewell to Vivien Verheijen

By   /  January 8, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Farewell to Vivien Verheijen

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Communities Many of you will know Dr Vivien Verheijen, Senior Diversity and Engagement Advisor, who has been with the Office of Ethnic Communities for 11 years. She recently completed her doctorate and is moving on to new ventures. Congratulations Viv, and we’ll miss you! Can you tell us […]

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Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Mona

By   /  January 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Mona

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Mona Tropical Cyclone Mona is currently tracking towards Fiji, and is forecast to make landfall on the main islands as a Category 1 or 2 cyclone around Sunday morning (local time). Tropical Cyclone Mona may bring heavy rain and strong […]

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Cherry Blossom Festival and Art Salon held in Auckland

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Cherry Blossom Festival and Art Salon held in Auckland

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Communities Auckland’s Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple held its annual two day Cherry Blossom festival on 24 and 25 November 2018. The festival welcomed spring and celebrated the beauty of cherry blossoms with musical performances, a blessing ceremony for babies and children, tea meditation, and vegetarian food stalls […]

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Visa processing moves online

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Visa processing moves online

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Immigration New Zealand Auckland Central Visa Services counter services at 280 Queen Street are closing permanently 4 pm on Friday 21 December 2018.  There will be no drop box at this location. This is because Immigration New Zealand is moving to a largely online model of visa […]

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The 4th Halal Tourism and Hospitality Symposium

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, Muslim, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on The 4th Halal Tourism and Hospitality Symposium

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs The Halal Tourism and Hospitality Symposium was held on 21 November 2018. Over 100 people attended from various fields including academia, tourism and public service. The Office of Ethnic Communities was also represented.  The symposium was organised by Waikato School of Management and supported by the Federation […]

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Skills required

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Advice, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Fact sheets, Foreign Affairs, Guides, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Skills required

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Before registering for our Nominations Service, check your suitability using the checklist below. Do you have experience as a Chief Executive or Senior Manager in a commercial, professional or community organisation? Have you been a chair or president of a community group? Do you have governance experience? […]

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Belonging to a board

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Advice, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Fact sheets, Foreign Affairs, Guides, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Belonging to a board

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs The purpose of a board is to provide leadership and direction and devise strategy for the organisation. Members of a board focus on the high-level planning for a business or entity, rather than the day to day operations. The board must ensure that: finances are sound operations […]

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Nominations and appointments process

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Advice, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Fact sheets, Foreign Affairs, Guides, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Nominations and appointments process

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs When a board role becomes available, the Office of Ethnic Communities assists the appointing agency or Minister to find suitable candidates. Candidates who meet the criteria for the role are identified using our database and we make contact to confirm their interest in applying. In some cases […]

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New Zealand State Sector Boards and Committees

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Advice, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Fact sheets, Foreign Affairs, Guides, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New Zealand State Sector Boards and Committees

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs The following is a list of New Zealand’s State sector agencies (listed alphabetically) which make appointments to boards and committees, and the boards and committees which come under their responsibility. (Source: Ministry for Women 2017 Gender Stocktake of State Sector Boards and Committees). PDF version of this […]

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