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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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Kiwi IoT companies placing NZ on world innovation stage

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Huawei, KB, Kotahinet, Kriv Naicker, Make Lemonade Media, MBIE, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZ IoT Alliance, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on Kiwi IoT companies placing NZ on world innovation stage

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – Despite the recent concerns about Huawei and its role with the 5G roll-out, a technology that will boost the use and spread of the Internet of Things (IoT), New Zealand tech firms are getting on with developing the solutions that will run on multiple networks. The offerings that can be developed in […]

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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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Do the right thing Minister, support Taratahi students and staff

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, Employment, General staff, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, vocational education and training  /  Comments Off on Do the right thing Minister, support Taratahi students and staff

Source: Tertiary Education Union Following the news yesterday that people working at the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture could be forced to go without pay, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) called on the Minister to step in immediately to support those affected and their families.  “It is simply not right that the people who commit their working lives […]

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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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Accountability reports from your elected representatives

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Albert Eden Local Board, AM-NC, Auckland Council, Cathy Casey, City Vision, DJF, Featured Post, KB, KB, Local Government Elections, News, Puketāpapa Local Board, Roskill Community Voice, Waitematā Local Board  /  Comments Off on Accountability reports from your elected representatives

Source: City Vision Over the summer we will be reporting back on what we’ve been up to since the election in 2016. Check out updates on the City Vision facebook page  and look out for hard copies of our Accountability reports in the mailbox. MIL OSI

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Taratahi liquidation shows time for change is now

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, Employment, General staff, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union  /  Comments Off on Taratahi liquidation shows time for change is now

Source: Tertiary Education Union Confirmation today that the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture [1] is to be liquidated proves that the tertiary education sector needs urgent reform – and that the tens of thousands of people that dedicate their working lives to teaching others need to be better supported when government policy fails so demonstrably. Education Minister Chris […]

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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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Artificial intelligence key for NZ’s future

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AI, AI Day, AI Forum NZ, AM-NC, artificial intelligence, Bangkok, Ben Reid, Business, Christchurch, DJF, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on Artificial intelligence key for NZ’s future

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – New Zealand needs to seize new opportunities in 2019 and harness new AI technologies to deliver positive social and environmental outcomes, AI Forum New Zealand executive director Ben Reid says. Reid has just returned from a major international conference in Bangkok which was hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social […]

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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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Navy Man Gets to Work with the Big Guns

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Navy Man Gets to Work with the Big Guns

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 12 December 2018 A father-son chat while surfcasting on a remote Northland beach has led to a talented young man being fast-tracked through the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) weapons engineering programme. Able Weapons Technician Nathan Paniora, 21, from Dargaville, was book-smart but too restless to sit behind a desk. […]

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True Mates Share Waves Once Again

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on True Mates Share Waves Once Again

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 12 December 2018 Two wartime sailors who bonded over laughter and stories at their Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association “Navy” table have shared their final journey on the sea, thanks to the formal ash-scattering ceremonies offered by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). Kevin Mills and Patrick Monaghan, […]

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NZDF Kiwisaver Scheme Wins Platinum Award for Value for Money

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Kiwisaver Scheme Wins Platinum Award for Value for Money

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 December 2018  SuperRatings has awarded the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) KiwiSaver Scheme a Platinum rating, after its annual review. The review included an assessment of 31 KiwiSaver schemes against SuperRatings’ proposition of “value for money” for scheme members. The NZDF KiwiSaver Scheme was established in October 2015, as part of NZDF’s […]

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Kiwi Soldier Shows Anzac Spirit by Helping Rebuild Perth Bus Stops

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Kiwi Soldier Shows Anzac Spirit by Helping Rebuild Perth Bus Stops

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 10 December 2018 New Zealand Army engineer Corporal Andy Good, from Christchurch, and his Australian counterparts have revamped two bus stops near a historic Perth cottage built more than 100 years ago for a wounded First World War veteran. The Anzac cottage in the suburb of Mount Hawthorn was built […]

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Navy Strongman to Represent New Zealand at World Games

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Navy Strongman to Represent New Zealand at World Games

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 7 December 2018 Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) fitness instructor and sports co-ordinator Marc Thomas’s stamina, strength and fitness will be put to the test when he competes in the Strongman World Games in the United States this weekend. Chief Petty Officer Thomas, who is from Tauranga and attended Tauranga […]

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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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NZ fitness scoreboard for 2018: appalling

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Christchurch, DJF, exercise, ExerciseNZ, fitness, KB, Make Lemonade Media, Maori, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Pasifica, Press Release Service, Richard Beddie  /  Comments Off on NZ fitness scoreboard for 2018: appalling

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – Kiwi exercise attitudes and government focus seriously need to change in 2019, as New Zealand ends the year as one of the worst in the world for physical activity, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. Beddie gives New Zealanders a physical activity levels score of D for 2018. “We now rate as […]

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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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