Nelson Multicultural Council organises festivals and is involved in community events. If you would like to hold a community event in conjunction with us or advertise your event on our facebook page, please contact us.
Nelson Multicultural Council 25th Anniversary
Tahunanui Colour Craze Fun Run
Walk or Run your way around the 1, 3 or 5 km course at the Tahunanui Sports Ground and become your own unique colour creation. This fun event is brought to you by Girl Guiding NZ, Multiculutral Nelson Tasman, the Columbian Refugee Society and Sport Tasman.
Wear a white or black t-shirt to get the full effect! The course is family-friendly and great for kids.
Registrations are at 1pm and at 1:15pm there is a warm up for all competitors. At 1:25pm the fun begins, our fire truck will spray runners and walkers with a light mist, this is to help the coloured paint powder stick. Work your way around the track at your own pace and be prepared to be showered with non-toxic paint powder along the way.
Afterwards the fun doesn’t stop. There will be latino dancing demonstrations and a chance to learn some steps if you’re keen. Individual coloured paint powder sachets can be purchased to throw at your friends and family, if you are hungry we will have a sausage sizzle plus some yummy ethnic food stalls and there is a chance to win a spot prizes.
Tickets are $6 per person plus booking fee, with an option to purchase an event badge.
When: Sunday 25 November
Where: Tahunanui Sports Grounds
For more information and to book tickets, check out https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/colour-craze-fun-run-tickets-51504430137
Expect a night of cultural entertainment and of course a delicious range of hand-made food by our rich diverse ethnic communities! An opportunity to engage your senses. Come along and celebrate the growing cultural diversity in the Tasman region.
When: Saturday, 9 February 2019 from 4pm-9pm (If rainy, alternate day is 16 February)
Where: Washbourn Gardens, Richmond
For more information and to stay up to date, check out our Facebook Page
Race Unity Day 2019
Sunday 17th March 11am-4pm at Victory Square Park
Race Unity Day will be held, on Sunday 17th March 11am-4pm at Victory Square Park, Nelson. One in four people in the Nelson Tasman region is born overseas and this day is evidence that ours is a truly multicultural community! Each year, people are inspired to display and share their cultural heritage in the form of art, performance and food. We invite you to be part of this. Contact us for more information to be part of the next Race Unity Day.
Friday 6 February 2015 is Waitangi Day, a day of celebration for everyone who has made Aotearoa New Zealand their home. Nelson’s Whakatu Marae is eager to make everyone in our region feel welcome and so they have organised a special festival on that day: International Kai Festival 2015, which Nelson Multicultural Council is proud to support. “Kai” is Maori for food and the organizers recognize that all cultures enjoy eating and the International Kai Festival 2015 aims to bring people of different cultures together in celebration. There is a powhiri (Maori welcome ceremony) at 11am, to welcome people who have never been on the Marae before.