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News & Events


Affected by the floods?

Monday 30/01/2023

Support and assistance is available if you've been directly affected by the flooding in Auckland. You don’t have to be on a benefit.

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Summer in the Square

Tuesday 24/01/2023

Throughout February, Aotea Square is home to a range of free events. Get the friends and whānau together for some summer fun!

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Chinese New Year

Friday 06/01/2023

恭喜发财! Warm greetings for the arrival of both 2023, and of the new lunar year. This year we welcome the Rabbit

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Community Notices


Desi Rainbow support groups

Tuesday 07/02/2023

Desi Rainbow Parents and Allies hosts monthly online support and discussion groups for parents and family members of LGBTQ+ individuals, and for LGBTQ+ people who are struggling with family acceptance.  

Visit desirainbow.org/events to register for their support groups.           

Beyond Diversity: Free youth workshop

Monday 13/02/2023

Courageous Conversation: Beyond Diversity invites rangatahi / young adults to an in-person workshop designed to transform your understanding of how race impacts our lives, our work and our communities.

Attendance for participants between 18 and 30 years is FREE, thanks to  funding support from JR McKenzie Trust. 

Workshop dates: 13-14 February 2023 

Day 1: 9:00AM -  4:00PM

Day 2: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Venue: AUT South Campus , 640 Great South Road, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2025.

Delivered across 2 days and fully catered, the workshop includes a 1.5 hour online ‘Unpack and Coaching’ session 2-3 weeks following the initial experience.

Registration is essential. To register visit humanitix.com 

Pride Meet-up

Saturday 18/02/2023

Ethnic Rainbow Alliance (ERA) would like to provide a safe and inclusive space to meet your friends and make new friends before Auckland Pride March.

This is a collaborative event to bring communities together.

Enjoy the Caribbean steel band, make a placard or collect pre-made ones. Have a snack.

ERA and collaborators wish to provide a cultural safe space no isms will be tolerated. Details at eventbrite.co.nz 

Community event: Everyday Solidarities

Sunday 19/02/2023

We hear the word solidarity all the time but what does it actually mean? What might we need to understand to be in solidarity? What does it look like in action? What gets in the way of solidarity? What enables solidarity?

Brought to you by Manawaka Ao, this event includes a panel discussion featuring Hon Marama Davidson (Mana Wāhine, Co-Leader Green Party), Naima Ali (Human rights advocate), Mervin Singham (Chief Executive, Ministry of Ethnic Communities), Pax Assadi (Comedian, Cultural Producer) and Suveen Sanis Walgampola (Co-founder, Duality, Community development).

The panel discussion will be followed by a screening of the film WHINA, based on the life of Māna Wāhine, Dame Whina Cooper, followed by food and music.

Registration is free but essential, as places are limited. Details and registration at eventbrite.co.nz

Hui: Reimagining Asian Mental Health

Saturday 18/03/2023

Hear from key voices building our understanding of Asian mental health, a range of perspectives on how mental health professionals can better work with individuals and communities, and how we can take care of ourselves and each other.

Part of Te Papa’s Asian Mental Health project, this hui is a day of insight, discussion, and care, focused on the topic of mental health among Asian communities in Aotearoa.

Where: Pioneer Women's hall, Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central

When: Saturday 18 March9:00am-4:00pm

Registration is free but essential, as places are limited. Details and registration at eventbrite.co.nz

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