March 20, 2015
Diversity celebrated for Race Relations Day
Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae has invited young people from refugee and migrant communities to Government House in Auckland to mark Race Relations Day with a Nationhood to Neighbourhood Garden Party.
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says New Zealand is one of the most ethnically diverse nations on earth and also one of the most peaceful, but that should not be taken for granted.
She says race relations are a work in progress.
At their heart they are about treating other people with mana and respect.
March 21 is the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960 in which 69 people were shot dead by South African police during a peaceful protest against racist apartheid laws.
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