Posts Tagged ‘Racial Discrimination’

White New Zealanders more likely to get new, more generous benefit

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

White New Zealanders are much more likely to get a new, more generous welfare payment introduced in response to Covid-19. The Government was warned that it was creating a “two-tier” welfare system which could potentially worsen racial inequality when it introduced the higher, tax-free, more accessible benefit in May. Read more

Is racism a reality in NZ workplaces?

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

A study from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) looked at the prevalence of racism in the New Zealand workplace and its impact on employee performance and wellbeing. Moreover, it shows how these findings compare to international data. Read more

Immigration NZ accused of discriminating against Indian students

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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An immigration advisor has accused Immigration New Zealand of discriminating against Indian students. Arunima Dhingra says there has been a tightening up which has not been acknowledged. 14 per cent of Indian applicants for the employer-assisted work visa were rejected last year compared to 4 per cent for Chinese applicants. In the essential skills work visa category, Read more

Growing opposition to Chinese businesses in Samoa

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Last week Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said he wants to protect local businesses from the increasing numbers of Chinese-owned businesses. He alluded to changing the regulations to keep smaller retail operations for Samoan business people only. He acknowledged there was growing resentment among local business owners over overseas operators, but  he encouraged them 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

Darlene Keju – Champion for Nuclear Survivors

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Don’t Ever Whisper — Darlene Keju: Pacific Health Pioneer, Champion for Nuclear Survivors, the biography of Darlene Keju has just been released. It was written by Keju’s husband of 14 years, Giff Johnson. A a young woman Keju championed the cause of nuclear weapons test survivors. She took to a global stage at the World Council of Read more

We think we are racist – but what do we mean?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Seventy-six per cent of responses gathered by TV3’s The Vote last Wednesday night agreed with the proposition that New Zealand was a racist country. But views are divided however on whether the problem is a lack of tolerance across the board or white institutional racism against people of colour. At a Conference on Racism convened Read more

Pacific Island Churches behind Advance Pasifika March

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Pacific Island churches have supported the Advance Pasifika March which took place in Auckland last Saturday. The call to march came from the Auckland City Council appointed Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel, which says it wants to stop being a “rubber stamp” for council policies and create an independent Pacific forum. The chairman of the Advisory Read more