Posts Tagged ‘Cultural Diversity’

Pursuing the Common Good

Monday, March 18th, 2024
Common good

The core responsibility of those entrusted to govern is to promote the common good. This doesn’t mean just what is best for most people. It means creating the social, economic and ecological conditions which enable all members of society – according to their capacity – to reach their human fulfilment and to contribute to the Read more

Housing strategy launched to boost home ownership for Pacific people

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Pacific people looking for affordable, safe and culturally suitable quality housing will have something to look forward to with the launch of New Zealand’s first housing strategy specific to their needs. The Fale mo Aiga: Pacific Housing Strategy and Action Plan 2030 was launched on Monday by the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio Read more

NZers have a way to go with acceptance of diversity

Monday, April 15th, 2019

“Following March 15 we have had a little time to take a breath,” says the child and adolescent psychiatrist Hinemoa Elder. “A chance to look at some of the ways we need to remember and be remembered. “It is a line in the sand: This our baseline. The only way from here is up.” Elder Read more

Ethnic makeup in Catholic schools changing

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Last year was the first year that non-European/Pākehā students made up more than half the number of students in Catholic schools in New Zealand.  Using Ministry of Education school roll data as of July, the New Zealand Catholic Education Office reported that students of European/Pākehā ethnicity made up 49.9 per cent of those attending Catholic schools in 2018. The next largest group was Pasifika Read more

Different dance styles show cultural diversity in Marist High School Fiji

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Marist Brothers High School (MBHS) believes the unique and different cultures of their school must be showcased at this year’s Kula Dance Festival. The school’s Kula Dance Co-ordinator and teacher Mafai Rudolph Mausio said they would enact this by including hip-hop, contemporary, Bollywood, Island and iTaukei dance styles. Mausio said the different styles are being Read more

CQ Tick becoming the new trend for cultural capability

Monday, March 19th, 2018

An increasing number of businesses and government organisations are now getting certified for cultural capability through the CQ Tick. The CQ Tick is a measure of an organisation’s cultural capability as a critical competency for 21st Century leaders – and for their organisations to win diverse customers and to retain diverse staff – is the Read more

When a handshake is not welcome…

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

A University of Auckland academic has been sacked after trying to shake a female Muslim student’s hand and then accusing her of sexual discrimination when she refused. “A harsh punishment for a bruised ego I thought, until this morning.,” says journalist Mahvash Ali in an opinion piece published in Stuff. “I am a Muslim woman, a pretty friendly Read more

Iranian delegation refuse to shake hands with female Labour MP

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Labour MPs have taken offence at an Iranian agricultural delegation after they were told the Iranians wouldn’t shake hands with their female counterpart. Labour’s Jo Luxton is the deputy chair of the Primary Production select committee, which held a meeting with the Iranians last month. She says as a woman it made her uncomfortable, but Read more

Religious Sisters discuss moving from being multicultural to being intercultural

Monday, December 4th, 2017

A recent meeting in Manila focused on the theme of “building community in an intercultural world.” In her opening remarks, International Union of Superiors General (UISG), President Sr. Carmen Sammut spoke about how Religious congregations are changing. Communities in Europe, America and Australia are shrinking, with more younger members coming from Africa and Asia. Cultural Read more

Christian reference removed from parliamentary prayer

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, in expressing his personal view about the removal of a Christian reference in New Zealand’s parliamentary prayer, says that “ While we hope that there would always be a prayer acknowledging the importance of God in our lives, it is important in today’s society to be respectful of Read more