Posts Tagged ‘ethnic diversity in NZ’

Cardinal Dew: A church should not be politicised

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Cardinal John Dew the Archbishop of Wellington says the All Lives Matter sign was put up on the message board outside St Patrick’s church in Masterton without the knowledge of the parish priest who was away on leave. “As Archbishop for the diocese, I do not support the placement of that sign. It should not Read more

Interfaith Council starting courses on language and diversity

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Waikato based community organisation Earth Diverse and Waikato Interfaith Council are starting language and diversity classes in the city from the second week of February. The schedule of Term 1 of the classes was announced earlier in January that offers several regional, and national language classes along with sessions on different world religions and their Read more

Cultural separation remarkably high in super-diverse Auckland

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The portrayal of Auckland as a super diverse city with an exciting and vibrant ethnic mix may be a myth. Cultural separation is remarkably high in super-diverse Auckland says Dr Toeolesulssulu Damon Salesa in an 11 minute interview with Newsroom. Salesa is Associate Professor of Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland. He says residential Read more

Cross on Mt Roskill removed

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

The new Māori authority that looks after Auckland’s volcanic cones is working with church leaders and a local board about the future of a cross on the summit of Puketāpapa-Mount Roskill. The cross has been removed leaving a stark pole. The cross has traditionally been erected and illuminated on the summit of Puketapapa-Mt Roskill for short Read more

Difficulties in multicultural NZ

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

For seven years, Barry Lowe’s parents refused to meet his partner, Sue Pearl. His father had migrated to New Zealand from China in the late 30s and ran a fruit shop with Barry’s grandfather. He brought his wife and an infant Barry over from Hong Kong in the 1950s. They rejected Sue out of fear Read more