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eCALD Newsletter 31: July 2018

Wednesday, July 04, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, conferences, research, migrants, refugees, diversity, education, data analysis

Kia ora and welcome to our 31st edition.

eCALD Research Commentary [20th Edition] July 2018

This review focuses on six articles which are part of the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUINZ) study conducted by the University of Auckland. There is a significant cohort of Asian families in the nationwide study. The articles offer information on the experience of migrant families raising children in New Zealand, and the differences in child rearing patterns and practices and in maternal support in Asian communities compared with European communities.

The review highlights the findings of the latest GUINZ study - compiled from interviews with mothers when the children were six years old - which focuses on their transition to primary school. The articles reviewed include aspects relating to:

  • parent’s aspirations for their unborn children;
  • antenatal childcare intentions;
  • breastfeeding duration;
  • parenting challenges; and
  • children’s transition to primary school.

Refuge in the City: Former Refugees in Urban New Zealand Conference

The Centre for Global Migrations, University of Otago is hosting a 2-Day conference “Refuge in the City: Former Refugees in Urban New Zealand” (6th and 7th November 2018).

The conference organisers are calling for papers and are seeking proposals for 30-minute papers that consider any aspect of refugee resettlement in urban New Zealand. Submission deadline is Wednesday 1st August 2018.

Find out details about the Refuge in the City conference, including what is required for abstracts and how to submit.

Diversity Awards New Zealand 2018

The Diversity Awards New Zealand gala dinner will be held on the 29th August 2018 (6 to 11pm) at the Cordis Auckland (83 Symonds Street).

The awards are held annually by Diversity Works NZ to celebrate Kiwi organisations which recognise the importance of building diverse teams and are committed to inclusive policies and practices.

World Refugee Day 2018

Did you know...The theme for World Refugee Day 2018 this year is “Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees”. World Refugee Day is held annually on June 20th to draw attention to the plight of refugees across the globe. The annual commemoration was started by the UN Refugee Agency and has been in practice since 2001.

The UN Refugee Agency’s annual Global Trends study found 68.5 million people had been driven from their homes across the world at the end of 2017 - more people than the population of Thailand. Refugees who have fled their countries to escape conflict and persecution accounted for 25.4 million. This is 2.9 million more than in 2016 - also the biggest increase UNHCR has ever seen in a single year. New displacement is also growing.

Find out how you can support refugee resettlement in New Zealand.

Education Review Office: Responding to language diversity in Auckland

The Responding to language diversity in Auckland (2018) report is produced by the Education Review Office. The report describes the diversity; the benefits and challenges; the diverse learners; the diversity in schools in Auckland; and the policy settings and expectations set for addressing diversity.

Find out more about the ERO evaluation of the principles and practice for addressing diversity in New Zealand services and schools.

A new tool!! New Zealand Health Survey Regional Data Explorer

The Regional Data Explorer is an interactive tool for exploring New Zealand Health Survey data for each District Health Board, Public Health Unit and Regional Council. It presents the latest results by sex, age, ethnicity and neighbourhood deprivation, as well as changes over time and comparisons between regions.

The 2014-17 regional results from the New Zealand Health Survey data are now available.

Find out more and how to use the NZ Health Survey Regional Data Explorer.

New CVD Risk Assessment and Management Guidelines for Primary Care

The Ministry of Health has published new cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management guidelines for primary care. Risk assessment is now recommended to begin in men aged 30 years and in women aged 40 years For Māori, Pacific and South Asian populations, and people with known significant CVD risk factors - 15 years earlier than other population groups.

South-Asian peoples include Indian, Fijian Indian, Sri Lankan, Afghani, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Pakistani and Tibetan groups.


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CALD refers to culturally and linguistically diverse groups who are migrants and refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) backgrounds.

This eCALD Newsletter is produced by the eCALD Service at the Waitemata DHB.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch