Race Relations

Race Relations Day

Race Relations Day on 21 March marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The New Zealand Diversity Action Programme

More than 250 organisations support projects and events to strengthen cultural diversity and improve race relations.

Diversity Newsletters

There are monthly e-newsletters on religious diversity, diversity in the media, language policy and migrant and refugee issues.

Tuvalu Language Week

Tuvalu language week is happening 29 September to 5 October.

Tongan Language Week

Tongan Language Week is being held 1-7  September 2014.

Samoan Language Week

At the end of May, coinciding with Samoan Independence Day. The Commission works with FAGASA Inc and others to promote Samoan language.

Structural Discrimination

Inequalities persist in health, education and other economic and social measures. The Commission has published a discussion paper identifying  systemic barriers to ethnic equality,and what can be done about them.

Māori Language Week

Celebrated from 21-27 July, the theme for 2014 is ‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’, The Word of the Week’.

Vagahau Niue Week

The Vagahau Niue Trust celebrates Vagahau Niue Week from 13-19 October 2014.

Tokelau Language Week

Tokelau Language Week starts on 26 October through to 1 November.

Annual Review of Race Relations

Published each year, the report surveys the state of race relations over the previous year in NZ.

The New Zealand Diversity Forum

An annual event to share practical actions to support cultural diversity and harmonious race relations. Last year’s forum took place in Wellington on 26 August.

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