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Dame Susan Devoy - Waitangi Day Dawn Ceremony

Friday, 6 February 2015, 11:20 am | Race Relations Commissioner

Ko Tauranga te moana Ko Mauao te maunga Tena koutou katoa I am honoured to be with you today. I am proud to stand with the people of Tauranga. But most of all, I am grateful. More >>

Let’s Talk About Race – Dame Susan Devoy

Friday, 23 January 2015, 11:46 am | Race Relations Commissioner

At the weekend columnist Fran O’Sullivan described my statements on Race Relations Day 2015 as “breathtakingly naïve”. The reality is that my statements were made more than a year ago and were solely about Race Relations Day 2014. Not 2015. However ... More >>

Human Rights Commission condemns hate attacks on Kiwi kids

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:10 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has condemned the latest hate attacks on New Zealand children. More >>

Support for Chinese Kiwis Heritage Bid

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:07 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

The Human Rights Commission says people wanting to turn a shipwreck into a money making venture should have talked with Chinese Kiwi leaders and families first. More >>

Changing face of NZ should be reflected in newsrooms

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:23 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

With Fairfax Media’s Journalism Intern search closing on Sunday, Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is urging aspiring journalists from Maori, Pacific and ethnic communities to apply. The deadline was recently extended to 10pm, Sunday ... More >>

HRC praises Auckland mum for speaking out

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:08 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has praised an Auckland mother of four who went public after humiliating treatment by staff at The Warehouse. More >>

Diversity Forum Opening Speech

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 10:59 am | Race Relations Commissioner

It is my great honour to welcome you all to the tenth New Zealand Diversity Forum. More >>

We have a lot of work to do – Race Relations Commissioner

Monday, 11 August 2014, 11:20 am | Race Relations Commissioner

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says “politicians making fun of an entire race of people isn’t new but it’s disappointing and shameful New Zealand political leaders are still doing it in 2014.” More >>

Racism has no place in sport

Monday, 4 August 2014, 4:29 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

Racism is a coward’s game that has no place on our sports fields says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

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 >>



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