Refugees and migrants

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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29-04-2014 - Volunteer Position offered for a Social Media Assistant

Type: Other, Partner News

The Auckland Refugee Council Inc. is offering a Volunteer Position for a Social Media Assistant. You would be required to work for 4 hours a week, helping the ARCI out with their WordPress and Social Media Account. They welcome applications for the above vacancy, particularly people from a refugee background. Below you can find attached […]

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09-04-2014 - United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Statement

Type: Report, Statement

Following their first official invite to New Zealand the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has released a statement outlining their preliminary findings and conclusions of their visit. The Working Group acknowledged that, overall, legislation and policy concerning deprivation of liberty in New Zealand is well-developed and generally consistent with international human rights law and […]

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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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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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20-06-2013 - Day marks challenges and achievements of refugees worldwide

Type: Media Advisory

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says World Refugee Day offers the opportunity to reflect on the journey refugees make to find peace, security and a new life.

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