Tags : Multicultural

Next steps in Government’s ongoing work with March 15 survivors

The shuhada (martyrs), families, survivors and all those affected by the terrorist attack on two Christchurch Mosques are being acknowledged as the second anniversary approaches. An official remembrance service will take place this Saturday March 13 in Christchurch. “Our thoughts continue to be with the victims, survivors, families and all those affected by the horrific […]readmore

Critical step to new housing deal for Pacific communities

Today the Government has taken a key step to support Pacific people to becoming Community Housing providers, says the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio. “This will be great news for Pacific communities with the decision to provide Pacific Financial Capability Grant funding and a tender process to build capability in the community. “This […]readmore

New creative service aims to benefit 1,000 peoples’ careers

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Social Development Hon Carmel Sepuloni today launched a new Creative Careers Service, which is expected to support up to 1,000 creatives, across three regions over the next two years. The new service builds on the most successful aspects of the former Pathways to Arts and Cultural Experience (PACE) […]readmore

Foreign Ministers attend virtual Pacific Islands Forum

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Hon Aupito William Sio the Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs today attended the virtual Pacific Islands Forum Special Leaders Retreat from Waitangi. During this Retreat, Pacific Leaders  focussed on COVID-19 recovery and response, and in particular equitable and timely access to safe vaccines for the peoples of […]readmore

Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities

Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced.It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, pest control, fencing and project management through […]readmore

NZ ready to provide $75m for Pacific and global COVID-19

New Zealand is preparing to support our Pacific partners to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines at the earliest opportunity, Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio say. “Pacific countries have worked hard to keep COVID-19 out, or to stamp it out, and New Zealand has been committed to supporting them […]readmore

Making New Zealand safer for everyone

The Government has today announced a raft of initiatives in its response to the recommendations to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Masjidain. These actions will promote inclusion for all New Zealanders while recognising and responding to the value diversity brings to our communities. The Government will support our diverse […]readmore

Prime Minister meets with key ASEAN and East Asia Summit

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today attended the ASEAN-New Zealand Commemorative Summit and discussed with Leaders a range of shared challenges facing the Indo-Pacific region, including: ·       The ongoing management of the COVID-19 pandemic; ·       The importance of working collectively to accelerate economic recovery; and ·       Exploring further opportunities for partners to work more closely on health, economic and […]readmore

Boost for COVID-19-related Pacific education needs

The Government is investing $39.7 Million over four years to support the educational needs of Pacific learners and families in the regions hardest hit by COVID-19, with Auckland getting an immediate boost, Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa says.  “Like all New Zealanders Pacific families want learners to do well in education. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has […]readmore

Labour to make Matariki a public holiday

Supports calls from New Zealanders for a uniquely New Zealand holiday that reflects growing interest in our history ●      A group of experts will help determine an exact date for the winter holiday but we expect it will always fall on a Monday or a Friday within Matariki ●      Beginning in 2022 to give businesses time to […]readmore