Ethnicity and Diversity

Engagement for the new Ministry for Ethnic Communities: Voices of the Communities on ‘what really matters’ (Summary)

By: Ministry for Ethnic Communities | Te Tari Mātāwaka
Published: 2021-11-01

On 1 July 2021, Aotearoa New Zealand will have a new Ministry for Ethnic Communities, with the Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities as the responsible Minister. This is…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Government – Central & Local Language and Culture Race & Ethnicity
Ethnicity and Diversity

Engagement on the priorities of the Ministry for Ethnic Communities: What really matters to communities (Full report)

By: Ministry for Ethnic Communities | Te Tari Mātāwaka
Published: 2021-11-01

In December 2020, the New Zealand Government announced that New Zealand would have a new Ministry for Ethnic Communities. There have been previous calls for the establishment of a standalone…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Government – Central & Local Language and Culture Race & Ethnicity
Ethnicity and Diversity

Si Ma Cai Ethnic Minority Market in northern Vietnam

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2020-05-10

The Can Cau market in Si Ma Cai district, northern Vietnam is a traditional market of the Red Mhong ethnic minority. The Mhongs have been living here for several generations…

Community Development Language and Culture

African Philosophy: An analysis of its existence as Ubuntu among the ovaHerero people

By: Paulus Kapepu
Published: 2020-01-14

Research project for my undergraduate degree. Researching on African philosophy, Ubuntu and the ovaHerero people

Language and Culture Race & Ethnicity Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Engaged communities

By: Amanda Reid
Published: 2019-12-09

Informed and engaged communities are central to a healthy democratic society, and local government has a critical role to play. Engaged communities have high levels of community knowledge, cultural vibrancy,…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Language and Culture
Te Ao Māori


By: Tessa Mackenzie on behalf of Katikati Taiao
Published: 2019-05-31

The Hearts and Minds of Katikati research project was conceived by the Katikati Taiao and supported with funding from the Lotteries commission. The Hearts and Minds research aims to provide…

Action Research Community Development Language and Culture
Ethnicity and Diversity

New Zealand workplace Diversity Survey 2019

By: Diversity Works New Zealand
Published: 2019-03-25

Diversity, in all its manifestations, is an important part of New Zealand society and the country’s contemporary business environment. The New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey is an annual record of…

Employment & Labour Language and Culture Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Kaupapa Aukati Iwi: the language of motivation to inspire movement in the arena of racial inequity

By: Kim Penetito & Joseph Waru
Published: 2018-11-22

This is an article written by a Maori business partnership who presented and attended a conference on racial equity in the United States in October 2018. Looking through a Maori…

Education & Training Language and Culture Race & Ethnicity
People and Society


By: Megan Courtney, Inspiring Communities and Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy Tamarack Insitute
Published: 2018-09-30

Inspiring Communities and the Tamarack Institute have co-written a new paper in which we reflect on changes in community-led change over the past decade from both Canadian and New Zealand…

Community Development Language and Culture
Te Ao Māori

Developing Cultural Heritage Management Practice By Understanding Community Relationships to the Preservation of Submerged Cultural Heritage in Taranaki, Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Susanne Grieve Rawson
Published: 2018-05-10

Taranaki has a rich and diverse history related to maritime culture. Located on the lower west coast of the North Island, this region was most notable historically for the Taranaki…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Language and Culture Māori
Ethnicity and Diversity

Parental Ideologies and Family Language Policies among Spanish-speaking Migrants to New Zealand

By: Arianna Berardi-Wiltshire
Published: 2018-01-01

The latest New Zealand Census figures indicate that between 2006 and 2013 over five thousand speakers of Spanish joined the nation’s population, mostly as the result, we can assume, of…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Language and Culture
Ethnicity and Diversity

ESOL Students’ Sense of School Belonging, Inclusion, and Wellbeing High School Report

By: Dr Jessica Terruhn
Published: 2016-11-20

This report summarises the findings of research undertaken at an [School] and has been prepared for the purpose of feeding back findings to the school and to participants and for…

Children & Youth Education & Training Language and Culture
Law & Justice

English language issues for jury service by New Zealanders from migrant and refugee backgrounds

By: Hilary A Smith
Published: 2015-07-01

This paper describes an exploratory study carried out to identify the issues for jury service for people with low levels of English language ability. Questions were emailed to English language…

Language and Culture
Ethnicity and Diversity

Othering and voice: How media framing denies refugees integration opportunities

By: Dr Emily Greenbank
Published: 2014-06-01

Mainstream media play a significant role in shaping public opinion in modern society. For refugees, misinterpretation (including associations with victimhood, foreignness and deviant behaviour) can hinder integration into New Zealand…

Language and Culture Media & Communications Migrants and Former Refugees
Te Ao Māori

He Taura Tuakiri; Ko Te Reo Tipua

By: Na Koko Hotere
Published: 2014-04-08

Ko Te Ataarangi te huarahi ki te Reo Maori? He piki me nga heke o etahi o nga tangata kua whakapa atu ki te kaupapa o Te Ataarangi. Na nga…

Language and Culture Māori
Te Ao Māori

Kanohi ki te kanohi – a thing of the past?

By: Acushla Deanne O'Carroll
Published: 2013-10-31

Within Māori cultural tradition there is a strong orientation to the values-based idea that relationships among people flourish and rely on kanohi ki te kanohi interactions in both important and…

Language and Culture Māori
Ethnicity and Diversity

Spirituality, Culture and Place: The Rainbow Temple in NSW, Australia

By: Ron Fogel
Published: 2009-02-10

This Research is about the Rainbow Temple in Byron Shire, NSW, Australia. The diverse belief systems and the symbolic behaviours practiced and described by people who live at the Rainbow…

Language and Culture Religion & Spirituality
Ethnicity and Diversity

Wellness for all: the possibilities of cultural safety and cultural competence in New Zealand

By: Ruth DeSouza
Published: 2008-04-01

Responses to cultural diversity in nursing need to consider the theory and practice developments of the profession, whilst also responding to broader social and historical process that prevent marginalised groups…

Health & Wellbeing Language and Culture Māori
Pacific Peoples

Pacific ways of talk – hui and talanoa

By: David Robinson, Kayt Robinson
Published: 2005-04-01

This case study explores Pacific ways of talking about issues of common concern with reference to two customary forms of talk that continue in current use in Fiji and Aotearoa.…

Language and Culture Pacific Peoples
Ethnicity and Diversity

The Art of Walking Upright Here: Realising a Multicultural Society

By: Ruth DeSouza
Published: 2004-10-01

Background paper for the AsiaNZ Foundation’s Kiwi India Seminar Series: An Outline of the challenges facing Indian communities in New Zealand by drawing together the history of migration to New…

Asian Language and Culture Migrants and Former Refugees
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