There is strength in diversity

The Ministry for Ethnic Communities is the chief advisor to the government on ethnic diversity and inclusion in New Zealand society.

Discover the Ministry’s work

  • Our programmes
    Read about our Graduate Programme, Nominations Service and find resources to help build and develop your inter-cultural capability.
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  • Our communities
    Learn about Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities. Find an ethnic community organisation or support service in our Community Directory.
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  • Videos in different languages
    Watch animated videos covering a range of health topics from women and men’s health to immunisations and anti-viral medicines.
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  • Funding
    Read about our Ethnic Communities Development Fund that provides funding to support community development and social cohesion.
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Information in different languages on our website

We have recently made some changes to our website that make finding information translated into different languages much easier.

Inaugural Ethnic Research Hui Aotearoa 2023: Bridging Ethnic Voices and Public Policy

The Ministry for Ethnic Communities, with Ethnic Research Aotearoa, marked a significant milestone with the launch of the Ethnic Research Hui Aotearoa 2023.

Translation guidance: Unlocking Language Barriers

Our new translation guidance provides practical advice and information on how to better communicate with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.

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