Race Relations

16-04-2014 - Award winning speech from the NZ Race Unity Speech Awards thrills judges

Type: Event, Speech

A provocative and thought provoking speech on race relations has won Thai An Vo top place over 180 students in the National finals of the annual NZ Race Unity Speech Awards held last weekend. The students were tasked with explaining how they related to race relations in New Zealand by interpreting a traditional Maori proverb and […]

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14-04-2014 - EVENT RECAP: 2014 Summerz End Youth Fest

Type: Event

On Friday the 4th of April, the annual Summerz End Youth Fest roared back into life hosting a range of great music performances including Titanium. Each year the Summerz End Youth Fest is held with the aim of bridging the gap between youth from all walks of life and our communities, by creating a sense […]

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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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06-12-2013 - Commission extends sympathies to the South African people

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Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy today extended her sympathies to the family and friends of Nelson Mandela and the South African people. “Nelson Mandela was a great hero of the human rights movement and a voice for unity, dignity and respect. “He was a man of great forgiveness and immeasurable achievement. “His passing is […]

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03-12-2013 - Commission welcomes growing diversity

Type: Media Release

The Commission welcomes the release of census figures showing our Asian communities are the fastest growing ethnicity over the past decade, says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. “The Asian population has almost doubled since 2001 and increased as a percentage of the total population by over 5 per cent. That makes it the fastest […]

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28-08-2013 - 2013 New Zealand Diversity Award winners announced

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Nine organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to community development and promoting cultural diversity will be recognised at the annual New Zealand Diversity Awards at Te Papa this evening. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy said the variety of winners reflects the wide variety of ways in which a greater understanding and appreciation of […]

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03-07-2013 - Celebrating the spirit of partnership and promise

Type: Media Advisory

The Human Rights Commission is marking the 145th anniversary of Māori seats in Parliament with the launch of a poster promoting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday 3 July. “The Declaration unites indigenous peoples around the world,  helping to connect Māori to the global indigenous community,” says Commissioner Karen […]

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01-07-2013 - E whakatenatenahia ngā tāngata o Aotearoa kia ākona te reo Māori!

Type: Media Release

1−7 Hōngongoi 2013 Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Ngā ingoa Māori  E whakatenatenahia ngā tāngata o Aotearoa kia ākona te reo Māori! E whakatenatena ana te Kaihautū Whakawhanaunga-ā-Iwi a Kahurangi Susan Devoy i ngā tāngata o Aotearoa kia kawea te mānuka ki te ako i te reo Māori i te wā o Te Wiki […]

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30-05-2013 - Race Relations Commissioner says cartoons are offensive and stigmatising

Type: Media Advisory

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says a cartoon published in newspapers is sadly insensitive to the issue of children living in poverty. She says, “This is not particularly clever and many will find it hurtful and offensive. The worst aspect, in my opinion, is that it stigmatises efforts to address the situation that sees […]

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26-05-2013 - Samoan Language Week – speak your language

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Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa – Samoan Language Week Sunday 26 May – Saturday 1 June Fafaga fanau i upu ma tala. Tautala i lau gagana Feed the children with words and stories. Speak your language Celebrations and events are taking place throughout the country this week to mark Samoan Language Week. It’s a chance […]

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