Embracing Diversity
exploring, discerning and engaging the deep diversities of planet earth

Welcome to EarthDiverse! We are an Adult & Community Education (ACE) provider and not-for-profit social enterprise offering a wide range of Diversity Education courses. We provide programmes designed to mitigate racism, discrimination and environmental degradation through courses, seminars, activities and events that aspire to strengthen social cohesion in Aotearoa New Zealand society.

We currently offer over 90 different courses on a rotating basis, with new courses introduced each Term. Our Term 1 courses begin the week of Monday 14 February 2022. These are listed below:

COVID-19 UPDATE (Thu 25 Nov): As per a recent Government announcement, New Zealand will implement it’s new Covid-19 Protection Framework, incorporating the new Traffic Light system from 3 December. At present, EarthDiverse is holding many of its Term 4 courses as hybrid classes again (both in-person and via live-streaming on Zoom) from our new (temporary) offices at 401 Grey Street in Hamilton.

Moving forward, we’ll continue to follow government guidelines and best practice and will allow only doubly-vaccinated learners into our facilities. From 3 Dec onwards we will be scanning your Vaccine Passes as you enter our facilities. You can obtain your Covid Vaccination Pass by using your phone to log in to <mycovidrecord.health.nz> and create an account if you haven’t already. Then get your pass by following the on screen instructions (you’ll need your NHI number). You’ll receive an email shortly that will contain both a PDF (so you can download and print out the pass to carry with you) or you can click on a button in the email so you can add it either to your Apple Wallet on your iPhone, or to you GPay Wallet on your Android phone. Easy as.

All of our teachers and staff are fully vaccinated. Starting 3 December anyone who comes into our classrooms must present their Vaccine Pass for scanning using the newly issued Ministry of Health NZ Pass Verifier app. We want to create as safe an environment as possible so that students, staff and instructors feel comfortable.

So that all of our learners can participate in our courses equally, no matter their vaccination status, both vaxxed and unvaxxed can continue to access our courses via Zoom.

EarthDiverse fully supports vaccination in order to keep all members of society safe. Pease keep in mind that vaccination is not about individual freedom to make our own decisions, or about limiting government’s reach to legislate what we chose to do with our own bodies, but rather about keeping all members of society safe and healthy and free from either catching or passing on the virus to others.


Thinking about the best Holiday gifts!  How about buying a course or two for a family member of friend? If interested, drop us a line via the Contact link in the menu bar above. In the next few days we plan to have a separate page so you can buy your friend or family members a free course online and have a Gift Certificate emailed to you.


We’re currently introducing new programmes for the Holiday period!

  • 3-Day workshop: ART105: VISUAL ARTS: DO I SEE WHAT YOU SEE? Offered on Mon, Tue & Wed 20, 21 and 22 December, 9:00am-12:00pm. Accepting kids from ages 7-14. $70/one child, $120/two children. Maximum number of kids 12.

2022 Term 1 Courses Available:

Here are only some of the courses offered in 2022 Term 1. We’re currently adding new programmes for 2022 Term 1 and these will all be up and running by mid-December for a mid-February Term 1 start.

All of our prices are in New Zealand dollars and anyone, anywhere in the world can register for our courses at the New Zealand dollar price regardless of your location.

NEW Farsi (Persian) and Russian Language programmes starting in Term 1!

EarthDiverse News

NEWS: EarthDiverse and its Urdu Language programme are featured on Karl Rock’s fabulously successful You Tube channel:

January 2021 update

EarthDiverse is just getting started. We’re a new organisation that incorporates a more comprehensive view of all that Planet 3 has to offer: one that combines all the depth and breadth of human diversity—our social, cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversities—with the vast but threatened splendor of the environmental and biological diversity of our world. In […]

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Thoughts in the aftermath of the Christchurch white supremacist terrorist attacks: As many of you know, my recent work and experience with the Waikato Interfaith Council, teaching Comparative Religion at the University of Waikato, and the Religious Diversity Centre has focused around the issues of our religious illiteracy and helping to raise awareness of all [...]
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