Refugees and migrants

24-11-2014 - Race Relations Commissioner supports Chinese Kiwis heritage bid

Type: Media Release

The Human Rights Commission says people wanting to turn a shipwreck into a money making venture should have talked with Chinese Kiwi leaders and families first. “The SS Ventnor  is a burial ground, the final resting place of 500 men.  Ever since this site was discovered, Chinese Kiwis have been returning to honour their ancestors during the […]

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15-10-2014 - Dame Susan Devoy’s Speech to New Zealand Asian Leaders Inaugural Conference: “Race Relations: Where To Now”

Type: Speech

The Cube Auditorium, ASB North Wharf, Wynyard Quarter, Friday 3rd October 2014 In 1993 former Prime Minister Jim Bolger was ridiculed for suggesting New Zealand was an Asia Pacific nation. 21 years later and New Zealand is looking and behaving more like an Asia Pacific nation than a mono-cultural one. One of our top female […]

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26-09-2014 - Impressions of the New Zealand Diversity Forum: The Business of Diveristy

Type: Blog, News, Opinion piece

We invited two University of Canterbury Communications students, Kirsten Marsh and Alice McIlhone, to join us and capture their experiences of the forum. The first post by Kirsten Marsh focuses on the speeches given by community leaders:  Day one of the forum centred on: the representation of ethnic individuals and migrants in New Zealand: media, law, parliament, and the wider community. Day two followed […]

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25-09-2014 - First Impressions of the New Zealand Diversity Forum: Speeches from community leaders

Type: Blog, Event, Opinion piece, Viewpoint

We invited two University of Canterbury Communications students, Kirsten Marsh and Alice McIlhone, to join us and capture their experiences of the forum. The first post by Kirsten Marsh focuses on the speeches given by community leaders:  The opening of the Forum was an exemplary showcase of the values of the diversity forum.Representatives of Ngai Tahu began with a karakia and […]

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19-09-2014 - Changing face of New Zealand should be reflected in mainstream media newsrooms – Race Relations Commissioner

Type: Media Release

With Fairfax Media’s Journalism Intern search closing on Sunday, Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is urging aspiring journalists from Maori, Pacific and ethnic communities to apply. The deadline was recently extended to 10pm, Sunday 21 September. “The changing face of New Zealand needs to be reflected not just in our communities but also in mainstream […]

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04-09-2014 - Board Members Wanted for Auckland Refugee Council

Type: News, Partner News

Auckland Refugee Council (ARCI) is looking for new Board members to join their trust. They are particularly we have identified the need for marketing and communication, fund raising and strategic planning. The work of the ARCI continues to grow and evolve, but the basic ethos remains the same; to improve services to refugees and asylum […]

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11-07-2014 - Time for everyday NZers to stand up for the Refugee

Type: Media Release

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy urges New Zealanders to stand up for the refugee. “Let’s replace the barbed wire of refugee camps with our own No. 8 wire mentality. Let’s be there for some of our planet’s most vulnerable children, families and people,” she said. “If there was a World Cup for nations that […]

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10-07-2014 - Dame Susan Devoy’s speech at the National Refugee Resettlement Forum, Thursday 10 July

Type: Speech, Viewpoint

Nga mihinui nga mihi mahana kia koutou katoa. Acknowledgments and warm greetings to you all. I would especially like to welcome the relatively new representative from the UNHRC Thomas Albrecht..welcome to our part of the world, the Deputy CE for Immigration Nigel Bickle and the Ian Axford fellow Jody O’Brien. I’d particularly like to thank […]

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02-07-2014 - Auckland Refugee Council Seeks Volunteer

Type: Partner News

The Auckland Refugee Council Inc. is currently looking for a volunteer to assist their Hostel Manager/Social Worker with a range of duties including both administrative tasks and client support. They welcome applications for the above vacancy, particularly people from a refugee background. We have attached Background Information and a Job Description below: Auckland Refugee Council introductory […]

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20-06-2014 - NZers encouraged to support World Refugee Day

Type: Media Release

The Human Rights Commission encourages all New Zealanders to recognise the significance of World Refugee Day and the journeys thousands have gone through before they were able to call New Zealand home. “You don’t need to be born here to call New Zealand home: for 70-years more than 30,000 people forced to flee their homelands […]

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