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Portraits : Youth – The cultural & ethic diversity of our young people

Received several copies of the book “Portraits : Youth” today in the post. It’s a really excellent little book that is both a photo collage of young people in New Zealand together with a part of their own stories (including insights into their various ethnic communities).

It’s available from the Office of Ethnic Affairs for free!

I just emailed them ( and they sent me three copies straight away. (There was an interview earlier this week with the director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs on the radio this week which described the project and included one of the young people in it.) Good resource for all sorts of people – might be the sort of thing that inspires other groups to put something similar together about the people in their school, local community or church.

News article (press release) about the book here:

(The boy on the left is of Russian descent, the two on the right are Assyrian and Somali respectively.)

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