Celebrating Our Cultures

Published: 08-May-2019

UPDATE: This event has been postponed till late in the year.

In partnership with Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the Migrants and Newcomers group are delighted to be holding their next Multicultural Festival at Tuahiwi Marae on Saturday 25 May from 4pm – 8pm.

Participants will be welcomed onto the marae with a traditional Pōwhiri conducted by Kaumātua Aroha Rēriti-Crofts.  This will involve a karanga, whaikōrero (speeches) of welcome and greetings and a hongi.   Migrants and Newcomers will also learn about the history of Ngāi Tūāhuriri families and hear more about Maori culture and protocol.

This event celebrates our vibrant mix of cultures across our community, and we ask people to bring a plate of food to share from their own culture or country.

To help make this event truly multi-cultural, we would love more international talent to share their national song or dance with the crowd.  This singing and dancing will highlight different cultures and will be an opportunity for others to learn more about various traditions from all over the globe.

If you or your singing or dancing group wish to take part in this great Multicultural evening, please contact Ronel at xanjam@gmail.com

Name: Denise Wiggins

Phone: 0800 965 468