Celebrating Māori Language Week, 12 -18 September, 2022

Te Reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Every year since 1975, Aotearoa New Zealand has celebrated Māori Language Week.


HIP Cards (Hello In a Pack of Cards)

A heart warming story about an inspiring and innovative idea to encourage diversity and inclusiveness!

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Netsafety week 2022 – get involved!

Netsafety Week is about understanding online safety perspectives from different communities and promoting respect and positive relationships online.

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Counselling and other support services for Afghan communities in Aotearoa

Afghan communities may wish to reach out to these community organisations for support in their time of need.

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Ethnic Communities Graduate Programme: Our journey so far

Graduates, host managers and Ministry for Ethnic Communities staff reflect on the first nine months of the Ethnic Communities Graduate Programme.

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Counselling and other support services for Ukrainian and Russian-speaking communities in Aotearoa New Zealand

In addition to the government support that is available, we have compiled a list of organisations that are happy to support and help in this time of need.

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Second round of applications now open for the Ethnic Communities Digital Inclusion Fund

The Fund aims to ensure ethnic communities can fully participate in Aotearoa New Zealand’s society by increasing their confidence using digital technologies.

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Government launches the Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities Employment Action Plan

The action plan aims to improve labour market outcomes for former refugees, recent migrants, and ethnic communities.

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Changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework


Government has announced some key changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework, or Traffic Light System.

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Report looks at ways to improve the digital inclusion of former refugees and marginalised migrants

Summaries of the report, which was originally published in November last year, are now available in the 11 languages spoken by the participants in the research.

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