Month: August 2009

World Harmony Run 2010 in Aotearoa

    Click here to go to the World Harmony Run 2010 Website   100 Countries, 6 Continents, 70,000 km, Billions of Hearts…   www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php

UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education

UNESCO World Conference on HIGHER Education The conference was held in July and at its conclusion, delegates called on world governments to: increase investment in higher education; encourage diversity; and strengthen regional cooperation to serve societal needs.  UNESCO Director-General, Koichiro Matsuura affirmed that the organisation would “continue to be a strong voice for education” …. Read more »

World Linguapax Award for Māori Language Champion

World Linguapax Award for Māori Language Champion Writer, academic and Māori language pioneer, Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira (Ngati Porou) has won the prestigious Linguapax Award 2009 for her lifelong work to revive the Māori language. In the seventies Ms Mataira co-developed, alongside the late Ngoingoi Pewhairangi, the Te Atārangi community based programme of Māori language… Read more »

NZ Diversity Forum 2009

NZ Diversity Forum 2009 From 22-24th August 2009, Wellington will host the 2009 NZ Diversity Forum. The forum unites flaxroots community representatives, volunteers, central and local government officials, media, academics, health professionals, language advocates, sports people, librarians, teachers, artists, museum staff, faith groups, employers, worker and young people to talk about practical ways cultural diversity… Read more »

Award Winning Writer Appointed to Communications Sub Commission

Award Winning Writer Appointed to Communications Sub Commission Paul Diamond (Ngati Haua, Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi) has been appointed to the Communications and Information Sub Commission.  An award winning writer, journalist and producer, Mr Diamond’s works have won Qantas Media and Media Peace Awards and in 2001 he was awarded a David Low Chevning Fellowship to… Read more »

Ethnic Diversity Broadcasting Forum, June 2009

Ethnic Diversity Broadcasting Forum, June 2009 Hosted by NZ On Air and the Office of Ethnic Affairs, this forum focused on how NZ’s changing demographics will affect the broadcast media in 2020.  Promoted by NZOA board member and UNESCO NZ National Commission member Paul Smith for several years this initiative was a significant achievement and… Read more »

Diverse Projects Supported by UNESCO Contestable Fund

Diverse Projects Supported by UNESCO Contestable Fund Human rights education in schools, climate change projects in colleges and an information technology festival on the remote East Cape are some of the innovative projects supported this year by the NZ National Commission for UNESCO’s Contestable Activity Fund or UCAF. “Promoting peace and social justice in New… Read more »

SANZ to Launch Blueprint for Global Sustainability

SANZ to Launch Blueprint for Global Sustainability In September, Sustainable Aotearoa NZ or SANZ is to release the resource, “Strong Sustainability for NZ: principles and scenarios”.  A blueprint for sustainability that replaces the widely-used triple bottom line measure and instead gives social, environmental, and economic values equal weighting, with a model that gives greater priority… Read more »

Migrating Kitchens Exhibition, Te Pataka Museum, Porirua

Migrating Kitchens Exhibition, Te Pataka Museum, Porirua For many migrating families, traditional foods from home are a way to celebrate unique cultural identity and heritage: these are also a tasty reminder of home! The Migrating Kitchen Exhibition is on again at Te Pataka Museum in Porirua, in which people are invited to step inside the… Read more »