News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Hands Up for People of Every Race and Place


Celebrating New Zealand’s tolerance for ethnic and cultural diversity will be one of the themes of Race Unity Day today.

Race Relations Commissioner Gregory Fortuin said that the Human Rights Commission was pleased with the high level of support for Race Unity Day that New Zealanders had expressed.

“The Commission feels that the degree of interest we’ve received from people and organisations from around the country confirms that most New Zealanders appreciate and have embraced our growing diversity; this in itself needs to be celebrated”.

Race Unity Day is the annual United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racism. In order to raise awareness of the day, this year the Commission has co-ordinated nationwide celebrations.

“We want to encourage as many New Zealanders as possible to say ‘Hands up for people of every race and place’ and to spread the message that all the people of our richly diverse nation are equally valued,” said Mr Fortuin.

For information about Race Unity Day events please call Cheryl Gable on 09 375 8616 or Marianne Elliott on 04 471 6742.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland