Former Afghan Interpreters given New Zealand Citizenship

On 22 June, 68 former Afghan interpreters and their families became New Zealand citizens at a very special ceremony at Kirikiriroa Marae, Hamilton.


Leading the Dance

Shawn Thomas making the Indian community proud through his creative achievements; he’s part of TV3’s The Great New Zealand Dance Masala.


Mitchell Pham receives Kea World Class New Zealand Award

We would like to congratulate Mitchell Pham on being the first ethnic migrant/refugee to receive the Kea World Class New Zealand Award

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Minister's Update - June 2018

Ramadan came to an end on the evening of 14 June, signalling the start of Eid ul-Fitr.

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Do you have strong governance experience?

The Office of Ethnic Communities is looking for ethnic people with strong governance experience to join our Nominations Service database.


Fund dates for 2018 are set

The dates have been set for the 2018 Ethnic Communities Development Fund. The fund will open for requests on 15 August 2018 and close on 26 September 2018.


Suffrage 125 spotlight: Archna Tandon

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. Archna Tandon migrated to New Zealand in 1990, from Delhi, India.

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Health scholarships awarded in Christchurch

On 31 May, Pegasus Health and Workforce Development awarded scholarships to 23 students from diverse backgrounds to study nursing, medicine, or applied health.

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Spotlight on: Khoa Nguyen

Khoa Nguyen is a Vietnamese New Zealander based in Wellington.

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Minister's update - May 2018

Ramadan has well and truly begun, with the first glimpse of the crescent moon on 16 May.

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