Pacific

21-03-2014 - Commission launches review of Race Relations in 2013

Type: Media Release, Report

New Zealand is more diverse than it has ever been and this is both its greatest strength and biggest challenge. That’s according to Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission,  who launched  her first race relations review and the Commission’s tenth, entitled Tūi Tūi Tuituiā, Race Relations in 2013 last night. […]

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22-06-2012 - How Karangahape Road earned its name

Type: Event

Karangahape Road is well known throughout New Zealand but few are aware of the history behind its name. Its story is entwined with that of Hape, a successful explorer born with a club foot. His story, and those of other te hunga hauā (disabled people) will be shared over a two day hui, Ngā Tapuwae […]

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25-05-2012 - New Zealanders encouraged to embrace Samoan Language Week

Type: Media Advisory

Le Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa − Samoan Language Week: 27 May – 2 June 2012 O le Vāfealoa’i – Strong and Respectful Relationships One of New Zealand’s most widely used languages, Samoan, is in the spotlight this week as Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa − Samoan Language Week celebrations and events take off around […]

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07-03-2012 - Race relations report highlights changing face of NZ

Type: Report

The changing face of New Zealand and its implications for race relations are highlighted in the Human Rights Commission’s annual review of race relations launched today.

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05-06-2010 - Language champions honoured for Samoan Language Week

Type: Media Release

Five people who have pioneered the teaching and promotion of the Samoan language in New Zealand over the past four decades will be honoured this weekend as the inaugural “Samoan Language Champions: Tautai o le gagana Samoa”. The awards are being presented by the Human Rights Commission, NZ National Commission for UNESCO and FAGASA (Fa’alāpotopotoga […]

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08-04-2010 - Māori and Samoan organisations promote languages

Type: Media Release

The Māori Language Commission and the Association of Samoan Teachers will join forces to promote both Samoan Language Week and Māori Language Week this year. Samoan Language Week starts on 30 May and Māori Language Week on 26 July.

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06-04-2010 - OHCHR Minority Fellowship Program 2011

Type: Other

Applications are now open for the OHCHR Minorities Fellowship Programme (MFP). The programme, launched in 2005, aims to give persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities – particularly young minority women and men – an opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with international human rights and minority […]

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16-02-2010 - Youth unemployment needs action

Type: Media Release

Nearly one in three Māori and Pacific young workers are now unemployed, and action is needed to address their plight, says Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres.

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07-08-2007 - Pacific workers and human rights

Type: Speech

This speech was delivered to CTU Komiti Pasifika Fono, Auckland, 9 August 2007 by Pele Walker (Mediator, Human Rights Commission).

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05-07-2007 - Paper examines human rights issues in Pacific nations

Type: Media Release

Consultation with a range of Pacific nations has identified the need and desire for a more comprehensive focus on human rights.

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