April, 2012
ISSN 1178-0940
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News & Issues

Refugee-background youth graduate with media skills

Hutt Valley youth from Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Eritrea and Colombia celebrated twenty weeks of developing their media skills on Monday 16 April at the Dowse Art Museum.

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Coverage has serious impact on Somali community

The incident in Christchurch last month where a man suffering from a mental illness allegedly kidnapped a woman and stabbed another man was quickly followed-up with offensive commentary in the newspapers, on the radio and internet sites.

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Refugee Stories Book

The Centre for Refugee Education in Auckland is delighted to announce the publication of a book containing twenty three stories written by individuals who arrived in New Zealand under the UNHCR refugee quota programme.

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Facilitator Training ‘Families in Cultural Transition’ (FiCT) Programme

Ten cross cultural workers and community leaders in Auckland recently attended a facilitator training for the “Families in Cultural Transition”programme.

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Vodafone NZ Foundation Funds Project to Support Refugee Youth

Over the last 10 years, the New Zealand branch of the Vodafone Foundation has invested more than $15million in over 300 charities to improve the health and well being of young New Zealanders.

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DIA Funding Supports Refugee Services and Refugee Communities in Manawatu

When he first arrived in New Zealand three years ago as a refugee from Bhutan, Indra Dulal probably had no idea how much influence he would have on refugee resettlement in the Manawatu.

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When doors keep closing for refugees

Refugees continue to face significant barriers to employment. According to a recent media report 57 per cent of working-age quota refugees are receiving benefits, compared with 12 per cent of the wider population.

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Darwin 10 seek asylum in Australia

Ten Chinese nationals heading for New Zealand have instead claimed asylum in Australia.

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Employment rights

Settlement Support Manukau would like to invite Migrants and former Refugees who would like to know more about their rights as employees in New Zealand.

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For more information about the ‘Te Punange: Refugee Focus’, please contact Michael White at michaelw@hrc.co.nz

Information about the New Zealand Diversity Action Programme is available at www.hrc.co.nz/diversity.

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