Past Events

WEB AGM 2019

The Waitakere Ethnic Board held its AGM last night (1st of May) at the Waitakere Council Chambers, after the formalities of the AGM. We were privileged to hear, what Mr Ikhlaq Kashkari President of the NZ Muslim Association speak, about how going forward, the example that our own Prime Minister has shown to the world, is what we should all follow. Compassion, making an effort to understand other different cultural values,tolerance and forgiveness. As a nation NZ will not allow haters to spread their disease. We must be vigilant and ever mindful of being aware of taking care of each other. Be it your own neighbour or colleagues at work. WE have the choice to make NZ a country that is the place where everyone in the world wants to live in.The clock cannot be turned back, Auckland is a very multicultural city.so we need to all make the changes within ourselves.
Diversity is here to stay, so lets harness the positives and make ourselves all the more interconnected.
Thanks also to Deborah Russell MP of New Lynn, Chris CarterPenny Hulsefor giving their views on this subject.
Powerful positive words from some of our leaders within our community. The WEB warmly welcomes Jade Tang-TaylorRaj Maharjan and Chandra Yogeswaran to the board.

 

Waitakere Ethnic Board introduce to you the WEB Co patron Chris Carter.

We are proud to have Chris Carter join us as our co patron, he will be talking about his time working on behalf of the United Nations.

Working in the War Zone

Come along to hear about his experiences working in Afghanistan and then in Myanmar.

Where: Waitakere Community  Resource Centre  8 Ratanui Street Henderson Auckland

When: Thursday 28th March  2019  12:30pm FREE  networking lunch followed by meeting from 1:15PM TO 2:30PM

RSVP : contact@waitakereethnicboard.org.nz

The Waitakere Community Resource Centre is located at 8 Ratanui St, Henderson.  Access is up the service lane directly behind the shops  –  we are on top of the grassy bank, next to Harvey Norman.

If driving please note there is very limited visitor parking on site, your best parking options are:

·       The multi-storey Wilsons car park, entrance off Trading Place, $1.00 per hour

·       Public car park on Corbans Hill, Great North Rd (5 min walk) $4.00 per day

·       Public car park next to The Falls restaurant, Alderman Drive, (5 min walk) $4.00 per day

·       Henderson Valley Rd, just under railway bridge, 3 hour free parking. 5 min walk

·       Side Roads – free, with a walk.

·       If taking public transport, you can catch a train to Henderson Station and walk for 5 minutes up Ratanui St or catch a bus and alight across from Unitec.  Check out https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/  for your public transport options.

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Dear friends of WEB,

Great sadness and overwhelming disbelief has surrounded us with news of the events that have unfolded today – March 15th 2019 in Christchurch. The Waitakere Ethnic Board stands in solidarity and support of the victims and their families. Not to mention all of our Muslim brothers and sisters and the nation as a whole. Reeling with shock from what has occurred, we shudder to think, what now for our beautiful country? Anyone who can go into a place of worship and heartlessly gun down people who are actually praying, cannot be classed as being a human being. This terrorist act was done by white supremacists. They must of been so fuelled with hate. A worrying concern for the powers that be, as to what will happen now, and in the future. New Zealand has now become an international target, because haters will always hate. We are afraid that this tragedy will now trigger someone else from another group in retaliation. My dear country, things will never be the same again.

Please join us in Ranui for the “Walk of Aroha” in support and solidarity of our local West Auckland Muslim Community

“THEY ARE US”

When: Friday 22nd March 11:30am.

Where: Meet at Ranui Domain, 26 Robertson Road

Time: 11:30am

Route: We will walk from Ranui Domain to the West Auckland Mosque on 31 Armada Drive. We will then walk to the Ranui Community Centre located at 474 Swanson Road for tea and coffee by 12:15pmNo photo description available.

 

Waitakere Ethnic Board  Presents: New Out West Meeting (NOW) Are delighted to introduce to you the WEB Co patron Chris Carter.

We are proud to have Chris Carter join us as our co patron, he will be talking about his time working on behalf of the United Nations.

Working in the War Zone

Come along to hear about his experiences working in Afghanistan and then in Myanmar.   .

Where: Waitakere Community  Resource Centre  8 Ratanui Street Henderson Auckland

When: Thursday 28th March  2019  12:30pm networking lunch followed by meeting from 1;15PM TO 2:30PM

RSVP : contact@waitakereethnicboard.org.nz

Gurdeep Talwar – Vice President of the Board was interviewed by Radio New Zealand at a meeting in Henderson on 20th Aug 2018 attended by Waitemata Police and more than 50 people from local Asian and African communities. https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/364558/police-promise-better-protection-of-ethnic-communities

 

Our Vice President Gurdeep Talwar attended the Official launch event of Multicultural Times on the 9th Aug at AUT city campus. A number of community leaders were present including the Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa. A great effort from  the organisers to come up with a newspaper focused on ethnic communities.

 

Our Board member Ayan Said attended and was one of the facilitators at the ethnic communities  education conversation that  was held on Saturday the 8th of September. This event was well attended by community leaders and there was representation from all the major groups. The focus of the event was the conversation around looking at the way the education system is structured.

Ayan Said with the minister.

Waitakere Ethnic Board along with Multicultural New Zealand had this workshop in Henderson in late August .

Specialist tutors from The Centre of Applied Cross Cultural Research, based at Victoria University in Wellington came up for the day to deliver this interactive course. Their speciality is in practically addressing challenging, psychological and social issues in today’s world.

Working  effectively with Culture, extended  and tested your own cultural competency, recognising your own cultural lens and learn how to apply it in everyday life.

To develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepare participants to work effectively with people from other cultures other than their own, including clients and co- workers.

WEB held its usual once a month New Out West meeting with Waitemata Police Detective Senior Sergeant Kelly Farrant presenting the new initiative that are been rolled out in West Auckland.

The new approach will provide the opportunity to prevent Family Harm. To address the causes that can spark family violence.

The Police will be working with Iwi/Maori at the governance ,management and operational levels to reduce family harm.

Also they will be working with government and non-government partners contributing to the model in different ways as agreed locally.

In short this new way will develop a safety plan to assist the family and make appropriate referrals to service providers to reduce family harm