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Minister for Ethnic Communities Hon Jenny Salesa presenting to the Education Conversation Workshop in Wellington

Education Consultation in Wellington

The Office of Ethnic Communities has continued supporting Ministry of Education (MoE) in hosting Education Consultation meetings for ethnic communities.

Performers at the Mehregan festival

Mehregan celebrated in Christchurch

The Christchurch Iranian Society held an event at the University of Canterbury on Sunday 14 October to celebrate Mehregan.

Creative Upcycling

Creative upcycling!

The Chinese Conservation Education Trust (the Trust) recently held a creative upcycling workshop at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Auckland.

Conservation Week - CCET celebration

Learning about conservation

To celebrate Conservation Week, the Chinese Conservation Education Trust developed a programme on conservation in NZ for members of the Chinese community.


2018 Teej Celebration

New Zealand Nepal Society hosted its annual Teej Celebration 8 September 2018 in Auckland.

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