Maori Language Week – A success that all New Zealanders can share in

Maori Language Week 2010 has been an outstanding success with Maori and non Maori throughout Aotearoa New Zealand taking part says NZ National Commission for UNESCO chair, Bryan Gould. “Maori Language Week in 1980 saw Maori march on parliament demanding that te reo Maori be recognised as an official language of New Zealand. At the head… Read more »

Evaluation and Culture Workshop

A sharing of Evaluation and Cultural Perspectives across the Pacific Organised by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO in association with the Australasian Evaluation Society this workshop is designed for those working as evaluation practitioners, in, government agencies and community groups and NGO’s working with Maori and Pacific peoples. Date: Tuesday 31 August 2010 Time: 9am –… Read more »

The Outlook for Someday

THE OUTLOOK FOR SOMEDAY The Sustainability Film Challenge for Young New Zealanders   The NZ National Commission for UNESCO is a proud Project Partner for this year’s Outlook for Someday Make a short film. It can be any length up to 5 minutes. You can make it individually or in a team. Use any camera… Read more »

Maori Language Week Forum

  Te Reo Maori & Nga Reo O Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa Maori Language & Pacific Languages Forum Te Kahui Tika Tangata (Human Rights Commission) and Te Komihana Matua o Aotearoa mo UNESCO (UNESCO) are hosting a forum to look at the relationships between Maaori and Pacific languages and particularly their preservation in Aotearoa.  “E kore au e ngaro, he… Read more »


 Biodiversity is life, biodiversity is our life. Ko te koiora kanorau, he tauoranga, ko te koiora kanorau to tātou tauoranga.  Photographers are being asked to celebrate New Zealand’s unique biodiversity by getting clicking in a national photo competition to mark the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. The Department of Conservation, NZ National Commission for UNESCO,… Read more »

Samoan Language Week an international success

Samoan Language Week has been a great achievement this year with thousands of people celebrating gagana Samoa here in New Zealand and around the world. “With events taking place throughout New Zealand and stretching across the Tasman for the first time – at early childhood centres, schools, universities, sports clubs, churches, government departments and even… Read more »

World Press Freedom Day 2010: A minute’s silence for murdered journalists

UNESCO New Zealand is behind the call for newsrooms around the world to observe a minute’s silence to remember journalists murdered doing their job. Chairman of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Bryan Gould said the initiative had been made by the New Zealand delegation at UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris in October last year.  … Read more »

Samoan Language Week 2010

  “O le Tātou gagana Sāmoa I Niu Sila” “Our Samoan language in NZ” Sunday 30 May – Saturday 5 June 2010 Visit our Facebook Page Samoan Language Week was first promoted by Radio Niu FM as part of a series of Pacific language weeks leading up to Māori Language Week. Since 2007 it has… Read more »

Second chance education grants for New Zealand women

The New Horizons for Women Trust is calling for applications for a number of study grants available to New Zealand women for second chance education. Download Second Chance for Women Application Form Download SROW Elsie Locke Award Application Form Download New Horizons Womens Trust Research Award Application Form Download Sonja Davies Peace Award Application Form