April, 2012
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What should the UN know about race relations in New Zealand?

The Government has submitted its report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination about race relations in New Zealand. That means civil society groups and individuals can now submit their own reports (sometimes called ‘alternate reports’) to the Committee.

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I Am Deaf – Let’s Talk

Each May, Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand organises NZSL Week – a celebration of one of the country’s official languages, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). This year, New Zealand Sign Language Week   will be celebrated from 30 April – 6 May.

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Register your events for Samoan Language Week 2012

Samoan Language Week will take place from Sunday 27 May to Saturday 2 June, starting with launch events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and Samoan Independence Day commemorations planned for the weekend of 2-3 June (Queen’s Birthday weekend).

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Opening of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand will open its new premises and exhibition, “The Deckston Children” on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Thursday 19 April 2012, 7.30pm, 80 Webb St in Wellington.

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EEO Trust Updates

EEO Trust is currently adding to their website updated EEO and/or diversity policies that have been supplied by members.  

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EthnicA Conferences in Christchurch and Wellington

The Office of Ethnic Affairs is holding the last two EthnicA conferences for 2012 in Christchurch and Wellington.

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Annual Local Settlement Network meeting

Settlement Support Wellington invites you to a Local Settlement Network meeting to be held on Wednesday 4 April 2012 from 12.30 pm to 2:00 pm at the Mezzanine Room, Central Library, 65 Victoria Street, Wellington.

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10th Asian Annual Forum

The Asian Network Incorporated (TANI) is holding the 10th Annual Asian Network Forum to be held on Wednesday 4 April at the Fickling Convention Centre in Auckland.

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Former refugees’ information day

Settlement Support Manukau would like to invite former refugees to an Open Information Day to meet with service providers in Manukau. 

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Prayas presents “Rudali–The Mourner”

In the small village of Tohri – somewhere in India – powerful men exploit women – the wife, the neighbour and the local prostitute. To some it is destiny and caste, but not to Sanichari, the strong central character in an exciting new English language play from Prayas.

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Volunteers wanted for “license for women” project

The ChangeMakers’ women’s steering groups in Wellington, Porirua and Hutt Valley identified the need to obtain a licence as the No 1 priority for women to “feel connected and reach their potential.” 

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Mandarin Corner 汉语角

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

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Turning streets into neighbourhoods

 Last weekend (24-25 March) thousands of neighbours across the country gathered in homes, backyards, streets, parks, Marae, community centres, and local cafes, to connect with each other, some for the very first time.

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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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