Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


2013 New Zealand Diversity Forum

Human Rights Commission Media Advisory: Come to the 2013 New Zealand Diversity Forum
Come to the 2013 New Zealand Diversity Forum
The annual New Zealand Diversity Forum, now in its ninth year, is a unique event that brings together for individuals and organisations interested in how to make the most of our increasing diversity by sharing share ideas and best practice.

The theme for this year is “My dream for Aotearoa New Zealand” which was the theme for Race Relations Day 2013. Over 15 organisations will be presenting sessions on a broad range of topics, ranging from religion and the media, inequalities in health and criminal justice, to rangatiratanga and the whakapapa of human rights.

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy will open the forum with a speech outlining her intentions for the year ahead. She will then chair the afternoon session “A sporting chance” which will explore leisure and sporting opportunities for women and girls from minority communities.

This year’s forum will take place in Wellington, with Te Papa as the main venue, and some sessions being run at Wharewaka and the Museum of Wellington City & Sea.
The annual New Zealand Diversity Awards: Celebrating Best Practice, Innovation and Respecting Diversity will be presented to 10 organisations chosen from the 250+ organisations who participate in the Commission’s NZDAP network. A special award for a non-NZDAP participant is awarded for their contribution promoting positive race relations. The presentation ceremony will commence at 6pm preceded by a networking event at 4.30pm.
More details are available on the Human Rights Commission website. The forum is organised by the Human Rights Commission in association with the NZ Police, the NZ National Commission for UNESCO, and the MSD Settling In Programme.

Registration can be completed online, phoning 0800 496 877 or by emailing jillm@hrc.co.nz.
Cost is $50 for the whole day including morning/afternoon teas and lunch, and there is no charge to attend any one session (plenary excluded).

Other organisations offering sessions include the NZ Red Cross, Ministry of Social Development, NZ Federation of Multicultural Councils, Victoria University Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research, Victoria University Religious Studies Programme, NZ Police, Museums Aotearoa, Palmerston North District Council and Wellington City Council, Otago Medical School, Te Rito Wellington Family Violence Prevention, New Zealand Newcomers Network and White Ribbon NZ.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What We Could Do For Hong Kong, If Only We Dared

There has been something repulsive about PM Jacinda Ardern’s assurances that our joint 5 Eyes criticism of China’s actions over Hong Kong – and China’s harsh reaction – are all well understood on both sides. According to Ardern, it has been a case of us saying the sort of things we’ve said before, them acknowledging our need to do so, and then them responding much as we would expect them to do. All neat and tidy. Frankly, if all of this is merely virtue signalling on our part, and huffy declarations of independence on their part, then what’s the point of this diplomatic dance..? More>>


New Zealand Government: Speech From The Throne

It is my privilege to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 53rd Parliament.
In the October election, New Zealanders elected a majority Government for the first time under our Mixed Member Proportional electoral system... More>>

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>


Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>


APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels