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Learning Te Reo: One Word At A Time

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 5:32 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

As Māori Language Week nears, Race Relations Commissioner and Māori language student Dame Susan Devoy says instead of making a maunga out of a molehill we should look to our kids for inspiration. More >>

Multilingualism reflects diversity

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 4:28 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

More youngsters growing up understanding more than one language is good news says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

Commission extends sympathies to the South African people

Friday, 6 December 2013, 1:01 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy today extended her sympathies to the family and friends of Nelson Mandela and the South African people. More >>

Commissioner says cartoons are offensive and stigmatising

Thursday, 30 May 2013, 12:39 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says a cartoon published in newspapers is sadly insensitive to the issue of children living in poverty. More >>

New Zealand faith leaders condemn film and violence

Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 11:26 am | Race Relations Commissioner

Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders spoke out today to unreservedly condemn the film and the violence that has led to tragic deaths around the world. More >>

Samoan Language Week Champions 2011

Sunday, 5 June 2011, 12:01 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

As Samoan Language Week events are celebrated by Samoan communities living around the planet, this year’s Samoan Language Champions demonstrate that Samoans are a global family or aiga, Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres said today. More >>

Samoan students carrying on a proud tradition

Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 9:44 am | Race Relations Commissioner

“O fanau a tagata e fafaga i upu, a o fanau a manu e fafaga i fugalaau” More >>

Māori and Pacific youth unemployment rates need ac

Tuesday, 16 February 2010, 9:10 am | Race Relations Commissioner

Nearly one in three Māori and Pacific young workers are now unemployed, and action is needed to address their plight, says Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres. More >>

Commissioner to examine issues raised by report

Sunday, 25 May 2008, 5:18 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres is to examine the issues raised by Massey academic Dr Greg Clydesdale’s report alleging that Pacific migrants are becoming an underclass in New Zealand. More >>

The Treaty of Waitangi and Health Outcomes

Monday, 24 July 2006, 11:19 am | Race Relations Commissioner

Opening remarks by Joris de Bres, Race Relations Commissioner, at the symposium on Human Rights and the Treaty of Waitangi: Healthy Christchurch, 24 July 2006, Christchurch Netball Centre, 10.30 am – 2.15 pm. More >>

Wider Knowledge of Other Languages Vital for NZ

Monday, 3 July 2006, 12:25 am | Race Relations Commissioner

New Zealand needs to shake off its monolingual complacency and recognise the value of language diversity for the nation’s social, economic and cultural development, Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres said today. More >>

Blowing Up The Bamiyan Buddhas – de Bres Speech

Wednesday, 11 December 2002, 9:57 am | Race Relations Commissioner

Blowing Up The Bamiyan Buddhas: It Makes You Think Address at the Dawn Ceremony on the United Nations Day of Cultural Heritage 4 December 2002, Civic Square, Wellington. by Joris de Bres, Race Relations Commissioner More >>

 

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