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Retain The Position of Race Relations Commissioner

Friday, 7 March 2014, 11:06 am | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

New Zealand’s ethnic communities want the position of Race Relations Commissioner retained as it currently is in the Human Rights Act, Multicultural New Zealand, the Federation of Multicultural Councils told Parliament’s Justice and Electoral Commission ... More >>

Retain the Position of Race Relations Commissioner

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

New Zealand’s ethnic communities want the position of Race Relations Commissioner retained as it currently is in the Human Rights Act, Multicultural New Zealand, the Federation of Multicultural Councils told Parliament’s Justice and Electoral Commission ... More >>

Ethnic communities: "If you want our vote, heed our voice"

Friday, 21 February 2014, 10:46 am | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

Political parties are being challenged to heed the voice of migrant and ethnic communities if they want their votes in this year's general election. More >>

Business Professional To Lead Multicultural New Zealand

Monday, 17 February 2014, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

A senior Palmerston North businesswoman is to lead Multicultural New Zealand, the Federation of Multicultural Councils. More >>

Auckland Ethnic Business Forum 2014

Monday, 3 February 2014, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

Immigrant entrepreneurship provides a mechanism to integrate immigrants into mainstream of the host society, and is often perceived as a comfortable form of socioeconomic self-help. More >>

Auditor General’s immigration report a wake-up call

Monday, 9 December 2013, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The Auditor General’s report on Immigration New Zealand’s role in supporting new migrants to settle and work is a wake-up call for Immigration New Zealand, according to Multicultural New Zealand, the Federation of Multicultural Councils. More >>

Constitutional review a “rich resource” for further talks

Monday, 9 December 2013, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The Constitutional Advisory Panel’s report on the Constitutional Conversation is a rich resource for further discussion but will require commitment from Government to progress its recommendations, says Multicultural New Zealand, the Federation of ... More >>

Time to establish a Ministry of Ethnic Affairs

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The continuing increase in the number of New Zealanders of Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and other ethnicity revealed in the latest Census emphasises the need to upgrade the Office of Ethnic Affairs to a full Ministry with increased resources, ... More >>

Whole of Sectors approach needed to address racial abuse

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils is calling for a Whole of Sectors approach to work together to address racist abuse as it is becoming awkward and embarrassing for ethnic communities after the recent incident in Invercargill with the Taxi driver. More >>

Call for Kick Racism Out football campaign

Monday, 15 July 2013, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The NZ Federation of Multicultural Councils has called on Football New Zealand to initiate a national Kick Racism Out strategy and campaign after reports this week of racial abuse and harassment of African players in the Seatoun football team. More >>

Crackdown on the exploitation of migrant workers welcomed

Friday, 7 June 2013, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils has welcomed the Government’s announcement that there will be a “crackdown on the exploitation of migrant workers”. More >>

Appointment of Susan Devoy as Race Relations Commissioner

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The Federation would like to congratulate Dame Susan Devoy on her appointment as the Race Relations Commissioner. First, we are delighted that this position still remains. We have had a fruitful relationship with Dame Susan’s predecessor Joris ... More >>

Non-European Migrants in Aotearoa

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 11:32 am | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

In my opinion, the recent comments from both MP Richard Prosser and Mr. Bill Rayner stressed the need for the State to lead the way in adequately funding migrant and refugee support initiatives which will lead to a better integration of newcomers ... More >>

UN recommendations on racial discrimination welcomed

Monday, 4 March 2013, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils welcomes the recommendations made to the New Zealand Government this week by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. More >>

Setting In Programme is invaluable to Migrants and Refugees

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

Community Leaders stressed Setting In Programme is invaluable to Migrants and Refugees. – NZFMC Meeting 22nd to 24th of February 2013. At the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils (NZFMC) national council meeting in the weekend held on Orongomai ... More >>

Disappoinment at views of Richard Prosser

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The Federation of Multicultural Councils is very disappointed that the views of MP Richard Prosser still exist in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is even more disappointing that these views were made by a Member of Parliament. More >>

Federation’s Priorities for 2013

Monday, 14 January 2013, 5:27 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The Federation’s vision for 2013 is for Migrants especially in vulnerable ethnic communities have more access (the opportunity to fully participate both socially and economically within society) and feel acceptable (included and accepted as equal ... More >>

Te Tiriti O Waitangi in Citizenship ceremonies

Friday, 19 October 2012, 11:37 am | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils is delighted at the Green Party’s new member’s bill asking councils to include Te Tiriti o Waitangi in citizenship ceremonies. More >>

Federation to oppose de-establishing Race Relations Position

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Council held its 23nd their annual hui and Annual General Meeting last weekend at the Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt. More than 120 delegates from 19 member Regional Multicultural Councils together with their ... More >>

Federation Supports a Multicultural Legislation for NZ

Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

Commenting on the Sunday Star Times article of 12th February 2012 “Ethnic rights advice stuns communities” is ill researched facts and inaccurate. The Multicultural Legislation being promoted by New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils is ... More >>

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