March, 2012
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Race Relations Report launch

The Human Rights Commission’s annual review of race relations, Tūi Tūi Tuituiā, Race Relations in 2011, will be released in early March to promote discussion in advance of Race Relations Day, 21 March.  

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Race Relations Day 2012 celebrations have started

Humm FM kicked off the celebrations with Holi 2012 Festival of Colours on Saturday 25 February. From now till the beginning of April there will be many events around the country linked to Race Relations Day 2012.

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International Women’s day walk

On International Women’s Day, 8 March, Wellington Women will Walk for Peace (WWW4Peace) from the Beehive at 12.30 pm culminating at the Civic Square with a short ceremonial signing of the 1995 UN Statement of Peace.

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EEO Trust Work & Life Awards 2012

The EEO Trust Work & Life Awards have been showcasing leading employers since their inception in 1998. The Awards have been influential in increasing awareness of the business benefits of supporting diversity and the benefits of helping employees meet their commitments at work and at home.

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Are you new to Wellington?

The Wellington Emergency Management Office (WEMO) is offering a free seminar on emergency preparedness on Thursday 29 March from 5.30–7pm at  Korimako (Committee Room Two), Wellington City Council offices Ground floor, 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington.

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Call for nominations to Big ‘A’ Awards 2012

A new award recognising the artistic achievements of a disabled or sensory impaired artist is one of six award categories in the Big ‘A’ Awards 2012, presented every year by Arts Access Aotearoa at a ceremony in the Banquet Hall of Parliament. Nominations to this year’s Big ‘A’ Awards are now open.

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Pasifika at Auckland Libraries

Auckland Libraries offers you stories and legends of the Pacific, bi-lingual books, CDs and DVDs in various Pacific languages, plus language learning tools and travel guides.

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Caritas events in March

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is pleased to host the Secretary General of Caritas Jerusalem Claudette Habesch for a visit to New Zealand from 24 February to 13 March 2012.

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Intercultural Awareness and Communication Training

The Marlborough Migrant Centre has been trained by the Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA) to deliver the one day Intercultural Awareness and Communication (IAC) training programme to organisations in the Marlborough area and has successfully delivered two training sessions.

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Celebrate Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2012

Neighbours Day Aotearoa originated from the principles and experience of the Know Your Neighbours Project, an initiative that started through a Takapuna Methodist Church and Lifewise partnership.

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Registration now open for EthnicA Conferences

The Office of Ethnic Affairs is holding four EthnicA conferences in 2012.

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Deaf Awareness Course

Freedom Preston-Clark is urging all her friends and colleagues to take Deaf Aotearoa’s Think.Sign.Connect course.

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Mandarin Corner汉语角

Mandarin Corner meets Saturdays (excluding school holidays), 3.15-5.00 pm, Seminar Room, 20 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington.

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Green Walk 2012

Rotorua Multicultural Council and Rotorua Newcomers Network will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday 17 March. 

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New Coasters activities in March

New Coasters will start their Social English Classes on Saturday 3 March from 9.30am.

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Canterbury Japan Day 2012

The Canterbury Japan Day 2012  will be held on Sunday, 11 March at Riccarton Park Event Centre and will follow the format of the popular Auckland Japan Day festival.

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Law for Lunch is back

The Wellington Community Law Centre is organising “Law for Lunch” in March starting Wednesday 7 March, 12-1pm, at the Wellington City Library.

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White or Wong? Unlocking the Bamboo Door

The first instalment in the Slanted series tackles the hot topic of employee discrimination; cultural stereotyping and career competencies.

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New Kiwi Women write their stories

Auckland Council’s Arts and Culture North Department, Albany Newcomers Network and Albany Co Incorporated, would like to invite women living in or around the Albany area who are new or established New Kiwis, to participate in a new workshop series.

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Museums and exhibitions

Check out the following events and exhibitions hosted by NZ Diversity Action Programme participant museums and galleries.

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