Posts Tagged ‘Racial Harmony’

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

Black officer helps racist demonstrator

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Amid angry demonstrations over the US Confederate flag, a quiet gesture of human kindness unfolded on the steps to South Carolina’s Statehouse. A white man overcome by the sweltering heat and wearing a Nazi swastika on his T-shirt was escorted to rest and shelter by a black man wearing an officer’s uniform. That man in Read more

Intermarriage removes prejudice

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

An iTaukei woman of Solomon descent believes intermarriage will help to defuse racial tension, remove prejudices and promote national unity. Latileta Naqiri Singh was commenting after the burial of her Indo-Fijian husband Lochan Triloc Singh. During the family church service, on the eve of the funeral, Anglican Bishop Qiliho preached in English, the prayers were Read more

Who was pale faced Samoan at the Polyfest?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Plenty of onlookers were bemused by his presence when Connor Bellet joined the St Peter’s College Samoan Group ahead of this year’s Polyfest. Bellett was the sole white kid in the Samoan culture group. He said he had trouble persuading some people he was serious when he decided to join his Samoan friends in the 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

Waitangi Day – celebration outweighs conflict says GG

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae says the conflicts that arise on Waitangi Day  are only a small part of the holiday. “There are events happening all around the country which are about celebration… I think there’s a whole lot of New Zealanders that are celebrating.” He says that while he thinks there is “a Read more