[lg policy] New Zealand: Te Waka Reo newsletter on National Language Policy

Christina Paulston paulston at PITT.EDU
Thu Apr 5 07:24:29 UTC 2012


On Mar 19, 2012, at 10:48 AM, Harold Schiffman wrote:
	I think e should change this to "rponf when their is worthwhile  
naterial" or some such thing>  Now it is just busywork for Hal.   ???/  
Christina
> News & Issues
>
>   0
> UN study on languages and culture
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Language and culture are indivisible, as language contains, and  
> allows for the expression of culture. This is the Human Rights  
> Commission’s view as set out in a submission for a study on the  
> role of languages and culture.
>
> Continue reading…
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> Government priorities and languages
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Government agency briefings to incoming Ministers are now online.  
> The briefings set out agencies’ top priorities and the issues they  
> consider most important to bring to Ministers’ attention.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Race Relations Day 2012
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Race Relations Day marks the International Day for the Elimination  
> of Racial Discrimination. It is marked internationally on 21 March,  
> which falls on a Wednesday this year. The 2012 theme is “A Fair Go  
> for All”.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Kōhanga Reo celebrates 30 years
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> The Kōhanga Reo National Trust, and Kōhanga Reo around the country,  
> will mark their 30th anniversary this year.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> A new website for multicultural Australia
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> The Australian Government has launched a web portal for information  
> in community languages. The portal is a good example of what can be  
> done to provide information to diverse communities.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Zdravei! Language Line adds Bulgarian
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Bulgarian is the newly listed language at Language Line. This brings  
> to the number of languages available to 43.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> The growing need for interpreters in general practice
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Following research into the use of interpreters, Dr Ben Gray, Jo  
> Hilder and Dr Maria Stubbe from the Department of Primary Health  
> Care and General Practice in Wellington have developed New  
> Zealand’s first toolkit for primary health care professionals in  
> this area of rapidly growing need.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Seeflow services for the Deaf community
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Seeflow is a new online initiative specialising in NZSL services for  
> the Deaf community. Services include professional translation of  
> documents from English to NZSL, and of NZSL messages to English via  
> an innovative online video recording system.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Sukhmani Charitable Trust
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> The Sukhmani Charitable Trust offers a Punjabi language programme  
> for children. It has now moved to a Gurdwara in New Lynn, where it  
> will offer expanded services for newcomers to New Zealand.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Somali language for kids
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> NKOD Somali Youth Development Inc was formed in June 2010. One of  
> the aims is to fill the needs of the young Somali in different  
> aspects of their life. In August 2010, the “Somali Language for  
> Kids programme” for children aged 4 to 8 was started.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Launch of the Pacific Languages Community College
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Porirua College has launched the Pacific Languages Community  
> College, to deliver an ‘after three’ programme of Samoan, Tongan,  
> Cook Island Māori te reo Māori and Tokelau language tuition to  
> adult learners.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Give way rule change: resources
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres has welcomed multi-lingual  
> resources by the NZ Transport Agency. The resources will help  
> linguistically diverse communities understand changes to give way  
> rules.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Mātauranga Māori live on TKI
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> The Mātauranga Māori website has recently been launched on the  
> Ministry of Education’s website Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI). This site  
> was previously known as Māori Education.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> English language for new migrants
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Aoraki Polytechnic is now an approved provider of the English for  
> Migrants fund.
>
> Continue reading…
>
> Future Events
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>   0
> Pacific Language Forum
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Reverend Uesifili Unasa, Forum Chair, invites you to attend the  
> Pacific Languages Forum on Tuesday 27 March 2012, 9am- 4pm at  
> Fickling Convention Centre 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> CLESOL 2012 call for submissions
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> The CLESOL 2012 committee invites submissions of abstracts for  
> individual papers, workshops, colloquia, five-minute brilliant ideas  
> and posters.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>   0
> FAGASA fono
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> The National Samoan Advisory Council and FAGASA’s national fono  
> will be hosted in Dunedin this year, from 4pm, Monday 10 to Thursday  
> 12 April. 10-13 April.   Continue reading…
>
>   0
> Mandarin Corner and Chinese Film
>
> Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
> Mandarin Corner meets 3.15pm – 5.00pm on Saturdays during school  
> term at Room 103, 24 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of  
> Wellington.
>
> Continue reading…
>
>
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> http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/
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