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Race Relations Day celebrations and speech

Our Northland centre and Multicultural Whangarei marked Race Relations Day, with a special event and a special speech.

Race Relations Day - 21st March

We are proud of how ethnically and culturally diverse we are here in Aotearoa. Every March 21st, English Language Partners New Zealand promotes Race Relations Day, an important day in the calendar to champion the struggle to eliminate racial discrimination.

The theme for Race Relations Day 2017 is: "That's Us: What do we stand for? What do we stand against?"

Volunteers are helping to change lives of refugees and migrants in NZ

Sandy was paired up with Sahriani, an Indonesian woman with two young boys, for home lessons over 12 weeks.

Bridge with migrants and refugees

Cambridge bridge enthusiast Jane Stearns has embarked on a project to help people learn English - through playing cards. Stearns works as a volunteer for English Language Partners helping migrants and refugees learn English. The idea is to encourage those who do not have English as their first language, but played bridge in their home country, to take up the game and come to a club.

Refugees and migrants gain Survival English

Jean Harding, manager, and Mareena Ilyas, a wonderfully dedicated teacher, talk about helping refugees and migrants live an everyday Kiwi life. (NZFocus video)

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Helping to keep NZ safe

Why Moreen wants to tell women to stay strong.

A life-changing advertisement

Marinela Muniz was watching television at her home in Uruguay when she saw an advertisement promoting New Zealand.

Refreshed service goes from strength to strength

“Generally, the average age for people who come to the Job Mentoring Service is getting younger but they have more skills,” says Jos Kunnen.

From Damascus to "lovely Dunedin"

Wafaa Al Ashram and her 13-year-old son Ahmed, former refugees from Syria, arrived in Dunedin from Lebanon in April 2016. They are part of the first group of 49 Syrian refugees to settle in the city.

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