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Race hate incident apology welcomed

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 11:47 am | Human Rights Commission

An ugly incident of racial abuse on a Wellington bus last week has led to an apology from the perpetrator and expressions of forgiveness from some Kiwi Muslim leaders. “It’s encouraging to see this turnaround in such a short time, I’m very pleased ... More >>

Governor General to host Race Relations Day celebrations

Friday, 20 March 2015, 1:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

Events to celebrate Race Relations Day are already taking place across the country and this Saturday Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae will be hosting a Nationhood to Neighbourhood Garden Party. Young Kiwis from refugee and migrant communities will ... More >>

Commission welcomes Police "Roastbusters" apology

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 3:26 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed today’s Police apology and acknowledgement that officers let down victims and their families by failing to properly investigate the so called “Roastbusters”. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Mediaworks statement

Monday, 16 March 2015, 4:01 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed a statement from Mediaworks chief executive Mark Weldon that two X Factor judges are no longer suitable to judge the reality show. “Whether we’re at work, at school or on stage at an X Factor talent show: ... More >>

Celebrating Diversity in our kitchens and our communities

Friday, 13 March 2015, 3:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is encouraging New Zealanders to share their culture and food to celebrate race relations day this year. More >>

Big Change Starts Small

Friday, 13 March 2015, 3:18 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has released a series of resources to celebrate Race Relations Day 2015. More >>

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Friday, 13 March 2015, 12:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The government should act swiftly and take an individualised approach to each of the families remaining in Christchurch’s Red Zone, says Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ‘Quake Outcasts’ ... More >>

Race unity crucial for young New Zealanders

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 12:41 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is urging young people from all cultures to take part in or attend the upcoming Race Unity Speech Competitions taking place in Christchurch and across the country at the end of March. “Our changing face is younger and more ... More >>

Race unity crucial for young NZers – Human Rights Commission

Monday, 9 March 2015, 4:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is urging young people from all cultures to take part in or attend the upcoming Race Unity Speech Competitions taking place in Dunedin and across the country at the end of March. “Our changing face is younger and more ... More >>

Race unity crucial for young New Zealanders

Monday, 9 March 2015, 1:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is urging young Northland people from all cultures to take part in or attend the upcoming Race Unity Speech Competitions taking place at the end of March. More >>

State schools still not on target to give all kids access

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

‘Success for All – Every School, Every Child' is the government’s vision and work programme to achieve a fully inclusive education system. However, as revealed in a Radio New Zealand interview today, reports of a Papakura school’s resistance ... More >>

GAYTM attack sad but the show will go on in full swing

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

GAYTM attack sad but the show will go on in full swing Human Rights Commissioner, Mr Richard Tankersley says he is really disappointed to see that the ANZ Auckland GAYTM has been vandalised. “I was delighted to see the beautifully decorated money ... More >>

Dob in desecrators of Jewish graves – Race Relations

Monday, 16 February 2015, 4:02 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has described an attack on Jewish graves in Dunedin as “gutless, shameful and ignorant” and urged anyone with information on the offenders to contact Police. More >>

Race Relations Day 21 March 2015 - Big Change Starts Small

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 1:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

This year’s Race Relations Day theme – “Big Change Starts Small -” – was created by a Vietnamese Kiwi who had lived in Auckland for less than a year when he won last year’s national Race Unity Speech Award. The theme’s te reo Maori ... More >>

Maori Basketball Tournament

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:51 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy hopes an issue over a Rotorua basketball tournament can be sorted out. More >>

Devoy: Honour our Holocaust survivors, don't be a bystander

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

70 years ago in the early hours of the morning and in the middle of a bitter snowstorm, Auschwitz Concentration Camp was liberated. Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, this afternoon some incredible New Zealanders – our own Holocaust survivors ... More >>

Turangawaewae - Human Rights Commission e-newsletter

Monday, 26 January 2015, 3:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

Please find our new newsletter here . Highlighted stories this month: Treaty of Waitangi and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Dame Susan Devoy – Al Jazeera interview Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner – The Equal Pay Act ... More >>

Stereotyping ethnic groups as irresponsible pet owners wrong

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 6:36 pm | Human Rights Commission

Sweeping claims by an SPCA spokesman stereotyping entire races as irresponsible people who don’t care about their pets are “unhelpful, wrong and incredibly offensive to a lot of people” says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

Many care residences not monitored for ill-treatment

Monday, 22 December 2014, 2:31 pm | Human Rights Commission

Chief Commissioner David Rutherford says that while most places of detention are monitored for ill-treatment, there are many, such as locked aged-care facilities and community-based homes for disabled persons, which are not. More >>

Human Rights Commission condemns Hate Prayers

Monday, 8 December 2014, 4:50 pm | Human Rights Commission

“New Zealanders who preach hate and violence are fundamentalists, they are extremists and they are the problem,” said Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley. More >>

 

 

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