Commission staff often work quite closely with a range of ethnic communities. This month, Strategic Communications Specialist Christine Ammunson received an award from one of those communities for her efforts.
100 guests, including members of Parliament, High Commissioners, Ambassadors of the Diplomatic Corps, Muslim community representatives and members, Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and interfaith representatives, gathered earlier this month for the launch of Islam Awareness Week.
At the event, Christine Ammunson received a Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Harmony Award for her work to support media engagement by the Muslim community.
An essential link with media for Muslim communities in New Zealand, Christine has assisted them with media training and press release writing support during major incidents.
Christine’s continued practical assistance and advice has helped foster harmonious relations for the Muslim communities of New Zealand.
Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy says, “Christine has tirelessly worked behind the scenes to offer media advice to many ethnic community members and organisations.
“Her communications expertise has assisted many organisations and individuals to respond to media enquiries and to articulate their messages. This has supported people often in difficult and challenging times and I know that people are grateful to know that they do not stand alone.”