Welcome to new participants this month: Botany Downs Secondary School, Deaf Aotearoa, Foundation for Social Responsibility New Zealand (FOStR NZ), Migrant Heritage Charitable Trust, New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, North Kaipara Connexions, Tairawhiti Eastern Bay Human Rights Network, Te Awa Māori and Te Kura-a-Rohe o Te Waha o Rerekohu.
Te Ngira: New Zealand Diversity Action Programme Update
Preparations for the 2010 New Zealand Diversity Forum are well underway. The Forum is scheduled for 21-23 August in Christchurch. A number of sessions have now been confirmed and you can find out more online.
The Commission is conducting a Review of Human Rights in New Zealand, updating the previous review conducted in 2004. A number of draft documents have now been released including chapters on The Right to Asylum, The Rights of Migrants, and Human Rights and Race Relations.
The Commission welcomes feedback on the drafts. You can fill out an online feedback form (check the webpage for closing dates).
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2010 will be held from 26 July-1 August. The theme this year is ‘Te Mahi Kai – the Language of Food’.
Resources including posters, stickers, t-shirts and phrasebooks are currently being finalised and will be available soon. In the phrase book there will be recipes for paraoa rewana and the rewana bug, boil up and creamed paua.
The British Council have completed their workshops and shows for the 2010 instalment of the musical collaboration ‘People in your Neighbourhood’.
The project involves aspiring artists and performers from Auckland's ethnic communities, working with the best of contemporary UK talent, to create an album, and perform a live music show. 'People in Your Neighbourhood 2010' is available for free download online.
The Tauranga Regional Multicultural Group is holding a Philippine Cultural Show on 8 July. The event will include authentic Filipino food. Entry is free with a plate of food for a pot luck dinner. The evening will be held at the Senior Citizen’s Club (14 Norris Ave, Tauranga, 7pm).
a Regional Multicultural Group is holding a Philippine Cultural Show on 8 July. The event will include authentic Filipino food. Entry is free with a plate of food for a pot luck dinner. The evening will be held at the Senior Citizen's Club (14 Norris Ave, Tauranga, 7pm).
The Rasheed Memorial Trust is holding another training workshop on Muslim culture for service providers from 2-3 August. It will be hosted by Imam Afroz Ali and Steve James. You can find out more and register online.
Memorial Trust is holding another training workshop on Muslim culture for service providers from 2-3 August. It will be hosted by Imam Afroz Ali and Steve James. You can find out more and register online.
Human Rights in Education have new resources available on their website. Human Rights in Education aims to build communities that know, promote and live human rights and responsibilities, particularly in the education sector.
tp://www.rightsined.org.nz/">Human Rights in Education have new resources available on their website. Human Rights in Education aims to build communities that know, promote and live human rights and responsibilities, particularly in the education sector.
The Cities of Migration conference ‘From Migration to Integration: An Opportunity Agenda for Cities’ will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, on October 3-4, 2010. The project showcases integration practices from global cities using a storytelling approach with the message that integration is a critical dimension of urban prosperity and growth.
The Cities of Migration conference invites you to explore good ideas about local integration practice and to examine the challenges and opportunities of urban migration from the perspective of urban design and governance, the media, local communities and a wide range of stakeholder interests.
Check out NZ Diversity Action Programme participants’ upcoming events this month.
- Fresh Gallery: Native Coconut showcases the work of four artists with Māori and Pacific Island heritage to celebrate Mātāriki (until 10 July).
- Fresh Gallery: He Whitu- Te Whetu o te Tau (until 17 July) and Te Taumata Exhibition Series 2010 (until 11 July) will also mark Mātāriki.
- Fresh Gallery: Diaspora is a collection of works by Ernest Auora illustrating the migration of Polynesian people to Aotearoa (16 July-7 August).
- Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures: Carving Muskets Pu Whakairo (until 29 September) explores the carving of weapons in Māori and Pacific societies.
- Puke Ariki: Te Ahi Kā Roa, Te Ahi Kātoro Taranaki War 1860-2010 examines the 21 years of war in the Taranaki region, its legacy, and where the future might lead. It is interactive, allowing visitors to voice their thoughts about the exhibition (until 1 August).
- Te Papa: The Mixing Room, Stories from young refugees in NZ multimedia exhibition continues.
- Te Papa: Paperskin: the Art of Tapa Cloth presents dramatic and elaborate ceremonial masks and Tapa from around the Pacific.
- Te Papa: Tapa: Pacific Style showcases Tapa from Hawai'i, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Niue, Samoa, Cook Islands, Uvea (Wallis) and Futuna, and Tonga.
- Te Papa: Te Huka ā Tai Whānau is a day of waiata and crafts. Listen to the stories of Māui, Hatupatu and Kurangaituku (the bird woman), and the magical patupaiarehe, fairy people (July 14, 11am craft activity $2).
- Te Papa: Pacifica Experience with the Pacifica Mamas is a workshop of drum and dance, weaving, and lei-making (July 17).
- Te Papa: Kokeshi Japanese Doll-making (July 3, cost $2).
- Waikato Museum: Te Huringa-Turning Points: Pākehā Colonisation and Māori Empowerment presents "both Māori and Pākehā curatorial perspectives on the themes of colonisation, power and a shared world" (until 3 October).
- Whanganui Regional Museum: Land: Mana Whenua, Mana Tangata references land, spirituality, conflict and alliance, describing the experiences of tangata whenua and European settlers and the development of the Whanganui region and community.
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