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Te Ngira: New Zealand Diversity Action Programme Update

June, 2010

Welcome

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.

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We are currently contacting those NZ Diversity Action Programme participants that have not yet registered for 2010 to find out what projects they are undertaking this year. If you would like to register your 2010 projects, you can do so online or email us with the details.

Diversity Forum

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.

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Christchurch organisations are invited to run forums, and you can contact Tina Marsh to find out more. There is no charge to attend a single session; if you'd like to attend more than one session please register online.

Review of Human Rights in New Zealand

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.

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The Commission welcomes feedback on the drafts. You can fill out an online feedback form (check the webpage for closing dates).

Māori Language Week

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’.

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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.

For more information on Māori Language Week (including resources), contact Catherine Sinclair on 4716 730, visit the Kōrero Māori website, the HRC webpage, or the Māori Language Week Facebook page.

Giveaways

The British Council have completed their workshops and shows for the 2010 instalment of the musical collaboration ‘People in your Neighbourhood’.

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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.

Filipino Fiesta in Tauranga

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).

Rasheed Memorial Training Workshop

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 Resources

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.

Cities of Migration conference

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.

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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.

Museums and Exhibitions

Check out NZ Diversity Action Programme participants’ upcoming events this month.

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