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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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Meeting the Office of Ethnic Communities Leadership Team

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Meeting the Office of Ethnic Communities Leadership Team

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Meeting the Office of Ethnic Communities Leadership Team Over the past three months, the Office of Ethnic Communities has held a series of ‘Meet and Greet’ events in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. These events collectively have been attended by approximately 100 […]

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In Remembrance of Dr Nagalingam Rasalingam

By   /  September 26, 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 of Dr Nagalingam Rasalingam

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: In Remembrance of Dr Nagalingam Rasalingam The Office of Ethnic Communities was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Nagalingam Rasalingam, who passed away peacefully at his home in Auckland on Saturday, 26 August 2017 at the age of […]

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One plus one is greater than two

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on One plus one is greater than two

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: One plus one is greater than two China.NZ is a group of Chinese professionals dedicated to bridging the two cultures. The group is made up of six Chinese New Zealanders who call New Zealand home after they migrated here at a […]

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Kiwi Indian woman now leads National Council of Women

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kiwi Indian woman now leads National Council of Women

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Kiwi Indian woman now leads National Council of Women Vanisa Dhiru is the new President of the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ). Vanisa, a New Zealand-born Gujarati, will be responsible for leading the board of the 121-year-old organisation, […]

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Welcoming Communities | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Welcoming Communities | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Welcoming Communities | ethniccommunities.govt.nz Welcoming Communities / Te Waharoa ki ngā Hapori is a new two-year programme that brings together local government and community leaders to make the places we love more welcoming for everyone. This is an invitation to help […]

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In My Own Words: Rob Dewhirst

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on In My Own Words: Rob Dewhirst

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: In My Own Words: Rob Dewhirst Rob Dewhirst is a New Zealand born engineer based in Christchurch. He is a convert to Islam and the Chairperson of the Canterbury Muslim Community Trust. Rob kindly took time out for a quick question […]

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Get ready for the 2017 General Election

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Get ready for the 2017 General Election

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Get ready for the 2017 General Election Voting and democracy are very important in New Zealand because they provide you with the opportunity to voice your opinion and vote for what you believe in. It is important that you have your […]

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