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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 Affairs, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on New Family Violence Law takes effect

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs 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 Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Office of Ethnic Communities civic participation project

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs 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 Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Farewell to Vivien Verheijen

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs 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 Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Cherry Blossom Festival and Art Salon held in Auckland

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs 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 Affairs, 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 Affairs, 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 Affairs, 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 Affairs, 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 Affairs, 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 Affairs, 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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Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) Rebranding

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) Rebranding

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs On 20 November 2018, the Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) held its annual general meeting at Auckland’s Fickling Convention Centre. The event was an opportunity for ARMS to showcase some of their 2018 highlights, share their new name, and their strategy going forward. ARMS’ Chief Executive Officer, […]

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Japan Festival celebrates Wellington and Sakai’s sister city relationship

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Japan Festival celebrates Wellington and Sakai’s sister city relationship

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs The sixth Japan Festival Wellington held 24 November 2018 had something for everyone – food, performances, art, workshops, poetry, and activities for kids. This was the first year the biennial festival was organised by the newly formed Japan Festival Wellington Trust, which is supported by Wellington City […]

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‘Double Bond’ between Hungary and New Zealand

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on ‘Double Bond’ between Hungary and New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs On 15 November 2018, the Embassy of Hungary hosted an exhibition of art, titled ‘Double Bond’, by New Zealand-Hungarian artists. The exhibit explored the connection between the two countries using a range of genres including painting, photography and sculpture. The exhibition opening was celebrated with Hungarian dancing. […]

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Getting to know Anita Balakrishnan

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, Director, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Getting to know Anita Balakrishnan

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs We welcomed our new Director, Anita Balakrishnan, to the Office of Ethnic Communities on 3 December 2018. To get to know Anita better, we asked her a few questions: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I was born in Australia and moved to New Zealand […]

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Volunteers build resilient communities

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Volunteers build resilient communities

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs International Volunteer Day takes place each year on 5 December. Led by the United Nations, International Volunteer Day is an opportunity for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work within communities. This year’s theme for International Volunteer Day is ‘Volunteers […]

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Sport NZ Seeks Ethnic Communities’ Input into Sport Integrity Consultation

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Sport NZ Seeks Ethnic Communities’ Input into Sport Integrity Consultation

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) recently launched a nationwide public consultation on their review into sport integrity, and they want to hear from you! In New Zealand, sport contributes to happier and healthier people and better connected communities. Sport helps build social cohesion in ethnic communities and […]

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France: Protests

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  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 France: Protests

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel France: Protests There are ongoing demonstrations in Paris and across France. Protests have turned violent and traffic has been disrupted across the country. We continue to advise New Zealanders in France to avoid all demonstrations, protests and rallies, follow any advice issued by […]

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Director’s Update – November 2018

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, Director's updates, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Director’s Update – November 2018

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Kia ora koutou katoa, Welcome to the November edition of our monthly newsletter. This is my last newsletter, as I complete my time with the Office of Ethnic Communities on 7 December 2018. We welcome Anita Balakrishnan as the Director from Monday, 3 December 2018. It has […]

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