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Monina Hernandez

Spotlight on: Monina Hernandez

We recently spoke with Monina Hernandez, a leader in the health sector, to find out more about who she is, her career, and her goals for the future.

Anita Balakrishnan

Director's Update - January 2019

I am thrilled to bring to you my first newsletter as the Director of the Office of Ethnic Communities (Te Tari Matawaka).


Portuguese in Aotearoa 1826-1886

Portuguese settlers were among the first immigrants to New Zealand in the 19th and 20th centuries. Find out more...

Ministry of Youth Development

Ministry of Youth Development fund opening

The Ministry of Youth Development are set to open two new funding streams: Youth Development and Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Find out more ....

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