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Preparing for emergencies video series

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. It’s important that you and your family know what to do and have a plan in place for when they happen.

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Multilingual videos raise awareness about measles and MMR vaccine

Our new video series highlights the importance of protecting ourselves and our communities from measles. These animated videos are available in 23 languages.

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Celebrating diversity and innovation: Highlights from the ‘Inspiring Stories – from COBOL to Cloud and CleanTech’ event

In collaboration with the New Zealand Centre for Digital Connections with India, we organised an event celebrating potential of ethnic communities in NZ.


Eid al-Fitr celebrated at Parliament 2024: A festive evening of unity and inclusivity

On 29 April 2024, Parliament commemorated Eid al-Fitr, marking the conclusion of Ramadan. With dignitaries, community leaders, and guests celebrating.

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New interactive resource on accessing interpreting services

If you need language support when calling government agencies, you can request an interpreter for free. Follow our interactive guide, available in 20 languages.

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Community stories: A celebration of NZ’s ethnic communities

A new section on our website is dedicated to sharing the inspiring stories of New Zealand’s ethnic communities.

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Unity through music: NZSO's 'Beyond Words' concert series pays tribute to Christchurch victims

This symphonic expression took place a week prior to the 5th remembrance of the Christchurch Mosque terrorist attacks of March 15, 2019

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Symbolising unity: The Christchurch Mosaic project

As we mark the 5th remembrance of the March 15 terrorist attacks, the Mosaic became a tangible representation of unity and solidarity between communities.

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Empowering communities: Supporting community-led initiatives in wake of March 15 attacks

Our Ministry is dedicated to supporting ethnic communities to grow their skills, celebrate their culture and take part in society through our fund.

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Greetings in different languages

Information on how to say general greetings and phrases in 21 different languages is now available on our website.

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