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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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Minister’s Update – December 2017 | Minister’s blog

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, Minister's updates, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on Minister’s Update – December 2017 | Minister’s blog

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Minister’s Update – December 2017 | Minister’s blog Namaste, Ni hao, Mabuhay, Anyoung haseyo, Salaam Alaikum, Shalom, Malo e lelei, Kia ora, Talofa lava; warm and festive greetings to all. This is the time of the year when our thoughts focus […]

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Director’s Update – December 2017

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Director's updates, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on Director’s Update – December 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Director’s Update – December 2017 Tēnā koutou [Hello] This is our last newsletter for 2017. I hope this has been a rewarding year for you, your whanau [extended family] and communities. The year has ended on a high note. The 2017 […]

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Welcoming Communities standard for New Zealand

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Government, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on Welcoming Communities standard for New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Welcoming Communities standard for New Zealand Around the world Kiwis are renowned for being friendly, hospitable and inclusive – qualities highlighted in a new two-year pilot programme titled Welcoming Communities. The Welcoming Communities Standard was launched on 12 December 2017. The […]

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A Journey of Interethnic Mothering in Aotearoa

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, intercultural, interethnic, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on A Journey of Interethnic Mothering in Aotearoa

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: A Journey of Interethnic Mothering in Aotearoa Interethnic Mothering is a topic dear to my heart academically and personally. My recently submitted Doctorial (PhD) thesis on this topic records experiences of migrant mothers in New Zealand and reveals interesting insights into […]

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The Reed Pen’s Tale | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Art, Artist, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on The Reed Pen’s Tale | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: The Reed Pen’s Tale | ethniccommunities.govt.nz Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary’s (Ali) an Afghanistan-born calligraphy artist, opened his first New Zealand solo exhibition on Friday 8 December 2017. Celebrating Persian calligraphy and the resilience of an artist from a refugee background, the […]

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Defining moments: Women in Leadership

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Defining moments: Women in Leadership

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Defining moments: Women in Leadership The Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand (IWCNZ) is a group that was formed in 1991 to cater specifically for the needs of Muslim women around New Zealand. Maysoon Salama, National Coordinator, and Anjum Rahman and […]

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Ancient instrument played at festival

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ancient instrument played at festival

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Ancient instrument played at festival Candy Wu Zhang played the guqin, an ancient seven-string Chinese instrument, at the Gold Silk International Musical and Cultural Festival 2017. The guqin has a three thousand year history so is often referred to as the […]

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In remembrance: Councillor Philip Yeung

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on In remembrance: Councillor Philip Yeung

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: In remembrance: Councillor Philip Yeung The Office of Ethnic Communities was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Councillor Phillip Yeung on 29 September in Hamilton, aged 60. Philip and his wife Alice moved to New Zealand from Hong Kong […]

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Population projections | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies, Stats  /  Comments Off on Population projections | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Population projections | ethniccommunities.govt.nz On 3 October 2017, Statistics New Zealand released an update of their population projections, which states that the four largest ethnic population groups in New Zealand are projected to grow between 2013 and 2038. The four broad […]

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SmartStart | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on SmartStart | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: SmartStart | ethniccommunities.govt.nz Have you seen SmartStart?  Given the projections for New Zealand’s increasing population, it’s a very smart way for new parents to get step-by-step information to help them and their babies get off to the best start! SmartStart is […]

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Potting Up for Khaled | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Potting Up for Khaled | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Potting Up for Khaled | ethniccommunities.govt.nz Office of Ethnic Communities Senior Services Advisor, Craig Nicholson and son Noa recently spent a few hours volunteering to support Khaled Al Jouja and family – along with around 500 other volunteers. Khaled was a […]

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New Connections Inspiring Christchurch | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New Connections Inspiring Christchurch | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: New Connections Inspiring Christchurch | ethniccommunities.govt.nz Isaac Winsley from the social enterprise Inspiring Stories Charitable Trust, visited the Office of Ethnic Communities in Christchurch recently to talk about the trust’s vision – “To see every young New Zealander unleash their potential […]

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Director’s Update – September 2017 | Director’s blog

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Director's updates, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Director’s Update – September 2017 | Director’s blog

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Director’s Update – September 2017 | Director’s blog Kia ora tātou Our Jewish community celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, during September, marking the start of the year 5778 in the Jewish calendar. Shana tova u’metuka (sweet and good year) […]

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