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New Ministry for Ethnic Communities launched


The Ministry for Ethnic Communities - Te Tari Mātāwaka was launched at the New Zealand Parliament on 1 July.

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OEC Hosts Ethnic Youth Hui in Tāmaki Makaurau

The hui presented an opportunity for OEC to connect and engage with ethnic youth, a space for networking, and a platform for people to share their stories.

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Christchurch’s Ethnic and Pacifica youth host iSpeak on Parliament Event 

Ōtautahi Christchurch's ethnic and Pacifica Youth partnered to host the 23rd iSpeak on Parliament event.

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Member of OEC team awarded Queen’s Service Medal

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to Habib Ullah Marwat who has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours.

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ECDF hui with Auckland's Latin American Community

The Office of Ethnic Communities hosted a hui for the Latin American community in Tāmaki Makaurau to promote the Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

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2021 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

A message from Anusha Guler, Executive Director of the Office of Ethnic Communities,
on the 2021 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

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Expressions of Interest Sought for the Ethnic Communities Development Fund Panel


The Office of Ethnic Communities is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to fill up to four vacancies on the ECDF Panel (the Panel) from 1 July 2021.

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Statement from Anusha Guler, Executive Director Office of Ethnic Communities

It’s important that the views and needs of Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse ethnic communities help set the priorities for the new organisation from day one.

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New Ministry - have your say

Have your say on what the new Ministry for Ethnic Communities should prioritise. We are running drop-in sessions so ethnic communities can share their views.

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Young Leaders Programme Alumni Hui

Alumni from OEC’s Young Leaders Programme were reunited in Auckland to catch up and exchange views about the impact the programme made on them.

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