There is strength in diversity

The Ministry for Ethnic Communities is the chief advisor to the government on ethnic diversity and inclusion in New Zealand society.

Discover the Ministry’s work

  • Our programmes
    Read about our Graduate Programme, Nominations Service and find resources to help build and develop your inter-cultural capability.
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  • Our communities
    Learn about Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities. Find an ethnic community organisation or support service in our Community Directory.
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  • Videos in different languages
    Watch animated videos covering a range of health topics from women and men’s health to immunisations and anti-viral medicines.
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  • Funding
    Read about our Ethnic Communities Development Fund that provides funding to support community development and social cohesion.
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Bringing faith leaders together

Our second Faith Leaders Forum was an opportunity for faith leaders from throughout New Zealand to connect with one another and establish ongoing communication.

Cyclone Gabrielle and Auckland flooding: Communities share stories on one year anniversary

Ethnic service providers and community groups have worked hard to support and upskill communities affected by the Auckland flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle.

Parliament's first Lunar New Year celebration spotlights cultural harmony and diversity

Minister for Ethnic Communities, hosted the inaugural Lunar New Year event, emphasising inclusivity and diversity within the nation's cultural fabric.

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