Posts Tagged ‘ethnicity’

Ethnicity and diversity: Why we need top of the cliff solutions

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The experiences of migrants and refugees are addressed in an annual summit hosted by AUT’s Immigration and Inclusion Research Group. This year a range of speakers will be tackling the workplace. AUT’s University Director of Diversity, Edwina Pio is bringing together AUT stakeholders for her third diversity summit, this year exploring ‘Ethnicity in the workspace’. Read more

Peters opposes ethnicity-based political party

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The announcement of the People’s Party got a frosty reception from NZ First leader Winston Peters. Peters says a move to set up a new ethnicity-based political party for Asian and Indian immigrants is a “an extraordinary demand” which will harm New Zealand. The People’s Party has been set up and acting leader Rohan Nauhria. Read more

NZ’s superdiversity challenging the legal system

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Another Auckland woman has found her job prospects limited because she wears a Muslim headscarf. Fatima Abdulkarem, 19, has turned down a job trial at a juice bar at Auckland Airport over what she felt was discriminatory and racist treatment during her job interview. Her story followed that of Fatima Mohammadi, 20, who was turned Read more

NZ gets its first Professor of Diversity

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Edwina Pio, Auckland University of Technology’s Business and Law School, has become New Zealand’s first Professor of Diversity. Her expertise relates to work, ethnicity and religion, primarily focussing on ethnic minorities and migrants. Edwina has a PhD in Buddhist Psychology, a Master’s degree in Psychology and a double Bachelor’s degree – one in Psychology and Read more

Muslim women rally for a rare council candidate

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Anjum Rahman will never forget watching a man wave his fists in front of her as she drove down a street. She hadn’t done anything wrong – the Muslim mum-of-two was just wearing her headscarf. Instances of verbal abuse followed the intimidating experience, as some Kiwis reacted angrily to Muslim protests about cartoons published in Read more

Auckland Muslims have few problems with police

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

South Asian Muslims living in Auckland reported feeling safe and secure but some said they had received “prejudicial treatment” in their dealings with New Zealand police because of their ethnicity. In the research for an AUT University study on ethnicity and policing, all but one of the 16 people interviewed by researchers Sameer Nisar and 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