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Our vision is Flourishing ethnic diversity; thriving New Zealand.

Our purpose is to ensure ethnic communities are strong and connected and the benefits of ethnic diversity for New Zealand are realised.

Our Focus Areas

  • Growing knowledge and understanding of ethnic diversity and inclusion in New Zealand
  • Connecting people in ethnic communities to each other, wider society and government
  • Increasing active citizenship of people in ethnic communities
  • Valuing diverse cultures and ethnicities within communities, wider society and the nation

Our mandated communities include migrants, refugees, long-term settlers, and those born in New Zealand who identify their ethnicity as:

  • African
  • Asian
  • Continental European
  • Latin American
  • Middle Eastern

Greetings from the Minister for Ethnic Communities - Hon Jenny Salesa.

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