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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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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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Wellington Chinese Women’s Association hosts women’s forum

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Public Sector, Publication  /  Comments Off on Wellington Chinese Women’s Association hosts women’s forum

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Wellington Chinese Women’s Association recently held a forum for Chinese women to come together, share experiences and support each other in their settlement journey. The association, which has more than 350 members, was set up in 2013 with the aim of supporting new Chinese migrants settling in […]

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White Ribbon Campaign launched in Auckland

By   /  November 30, 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 White Ribbon Campaign launched in Auckland

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs On 25 November 2018, people around the world wear a white ribbon as a symbol that they do not condone violence against women. The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement that was started in Canada by a group of men in 1991.  The campaign has since […]

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Sikh Community celebrates 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Sikh Community celebrates 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs On 23 November 2018, Sikhs from all over the world will celebrate the 549th anniversary of the birth of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion. Celebrations across the globe include langar, or free kitchen, a concept introduced by Guru Nanak where food is […]

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69th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

By   /  October 31, 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 69th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs On 30 September, the Auckland Chinese Community Centre (ACCC) held an event in Mangere to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The event, which was attended by approximately 250 people, also celebrated the 40th anniversary of China’s policy reform and […]

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Director’s Update – October 2018

By   /  October 31, 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 – October 2018

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Kia ora tātou It’s been another action-packed month for our people serving New Zealand’s diverse ethnic communities. What will our communities look like in years to come? While we know that over the next 20 years, New Zealand’s total population is expected to increase, so too will […]

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Ethnic population projections highlight need for leadership diversity

By   /  October 31, 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 Ethnic population projections highlight need for leadership diversity

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Over the next twenty years, not only will New Zealand’s total population increase, but its diversity will too. All ethnic groups are predicted to grow, meaning it’s more important than ever to ensure proper representation in leadership positions and decision-making processes.  In May 2017, Statistics New Zealand […]

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Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Annual General Meeting

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Annual General Meeting

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 8 September 2018 at the Avondale Islamic Centre. Established in 1979, FIANZ aims to guide New Zealand Muslims in the promotion of religious, social, educational, cultural, and economic activities in accordance […]

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2018 Teej Celebration

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on 2018 Teej Celebration

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs 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. The event focused on women empowerment and leadership, with an award ceremony that recognised […]

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Director’s Update – September 2018

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Director's updates, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Director’s Update – September 2018

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs 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 […]

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture Exhibition celebrates innovation and diversity

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Aga Khan Award for Architecture Exhibition celebrates innovation and diversity

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs An exhibition of projects honoured by one of the world’s most prestigious architecture awards has opened in Auckland. The George Fraser Gallery is exhibiting projects from the most recent round of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Projects on display include an urban park in Denmark, a […]

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Ahead of the game – ISANA NZ workshops for International Student Wellbeing

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ahead of the game – ISANA NZ workshops for International Student Wellbeing

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs In June 2017, the Government released the International Student Wellbeing Strategy designed to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming destination for international students to study. Ahead of the game, ISANA NZ – International Education Association New Zealand has been supporting international student […]

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Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Vanisa Dhiru

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Vanisa Dhiru

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs This year marks the 125th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. This month, we celebrate suffrage month, as we remember the signing of the petition that worked towards the passing of the Electoral Act 1893, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote. Vanisa Dhiru […]

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Ethnicity data of State sector boards and committees

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, nominations, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ethnicity data of State sector boards and committees

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs As a part of one of the Government’s key priorities, Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities, announced that the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee has agreed that ethnicity data be collected for candidates appointed to State sector boards and committees. This is exciting news for the […]

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