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

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 19 14:48:26 UTC 2012


News & Issues
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/un-study-on-languages-and-culture/#comments>
 UN study on languages and
culture<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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.

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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/government-priorities-and-languages/#comments>
 Government priorities and
languages<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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.

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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/race-relations-day-2012-2/#comments>
 Race Relations Day
2012<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/race-relations-day-2012-2/>
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”.

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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/kohanga-reo-celebrates-30-years/#comments>
 Kōhanga Reo celebrates 30
years<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/kohanga-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.

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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/a-new-website-for-multicultural-australia/#comments>
 A new website for multicultural
Australia<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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.

* * <http://www.mylanguage.gov.au/>*Continue
reading…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/a-new-website-for-multicultural-australia/#more-13155>
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/zdravei-language-line-adds-bulgarian/#comments>
 Zdravei! Language Line adds
Bulgarian<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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<http://www.ethnicaffairs.govt.nz/oeawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Language-Line-Index>to
43.

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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/the-growing-need-for-interpreters-in-general-practice/#comments>
 The growing need for interpreters in general
practice<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/the-growing-need-for-interpreters-in-general-practice/#more-13157>
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/seeflow-services-for-the-deaf-community/#comments>
 Seeflow services for the Deaf
community<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/seeflow-services-for-the-deaf-community/#more-13158>
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/sukhmani-charitable-trust/#comments>
 Sukhmani Charitable
Trust<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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.

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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/somali-language-for-kids/#comments>
 Somali language for
kids<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/somali-language-for-kids/#more-13160>
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/launch-of-the-pacific-languages-community-college-2/#comments>
 Launch of the Pacific Languages Community
College<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/launch-of-the-pacific-languages-community-college-2/>
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…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/launch-of-the-pacific-languages-community-college-2/#more-13161>
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/give-way-rule-change-resources/#comments>
 Give way rule change:
resources<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/give-way-rule-change-resources/#more-13162>
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/matauranga-maori-live-on-tki/#comments>
 Mātauranga Māori live on
TKI<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/matauranga-maori-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…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/matauranga-maori-live-on-tki/#more-13163>
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/english-language-for-new-migrants/#comments>
 English language for new
migrants<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/english-language-for-new-migrants/>
Wednesday,
March 14th, 2012

Aoraki Polytechnic is now an approved provider of the English for Migrants
fund.

Continue reading…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/english-language-for-new-migrants/#more-13167>
 Future Events
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/pacific-language-forum/#comments>
 Pacific Language
Forum<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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.

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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/clesol-2012-call-for-submissions/#comments>
 CLESOL 2012 call for
submissions<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/clesol-2012-call-for-submissions/#more-13165>
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/fagasa-fono/#comments>
 FAGASA fono<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/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…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/fagasa-fono/#more-13166>
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<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/mandarin-corner-and-chinese-film-6/#comments>
 Mandarin Corner and Chinese
Film<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/mandarin-corner-and-chinese-film-6/>
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…<http://www.hrc.co.nz/newsletters/diversity-action-programme/te-waka-reo/2012/03/mandarin-corner-and-chinese-film-6/#more-13168>


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