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.
Race Unity Day 2019 – POSTPONED
Sunday 24th March 11am-4pm at Victory Square Park
Following the tragic events in Christchurch on Friday 15 March, it has been decided to postpone Nelson’s Race Unity Day to 24 March.
Luz Zuniga, Chair of Multicultural Nelson Tasman, said the feeling in the community is that now is a time for mourning. “We want to pay our respects to those who lost their lives in the terror attack in Christchurch and express our support for the families and numerous other victims.“
Race Unity Day will now be held, on Sunday 24th 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.
Intercultural Awareness and Communication Workshop
Thursday 28 March 2019, 8.45am–4.30pm at Constance Barnicoat Room, Richmond Library
Register by: Thursday 21st March 2019 – REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED –
The first 15 applicants will be accepted as numbers are limited. Please reply promptly to secure your place.
Nelson is one of the top three most ethnically diverse cities in New Zealand. Multicultural Nelson Tasman is offering residents and businesses in the Richmond area a rare opportunity to enhance and develop your skills in cross-cultural interaction and communication.
After completing this training you will:
- Clearly understand the concepts and dimensions involved in intercultural communication.
- Identify and value the relationship between effective intercultural communication and effective workplace interaction.
Identify and develop strategies for more effective communication across cultural boundaries.
International Kai Festival 2019
Waitangi Day, Wednesday 6th February 10.30am-3.30pm at Founders Park
A day of celebration for everyone who has made Aotearoa New Zealand their home. Nelson’s Whakatu Marae together with Founders Heritage Park are eager to make everyone in our region feel welcome and so they have organised the International Kai Festival to share food and celebrate our communities.
Entry is through Founders Heritage Park.
Tasman’s Asian Night Food Fair
Saturday, 9 February 2019 from 4pm-9pm
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
Kyoto Festival Choir Concert: In Friendship
Friday, 22nd February, 7.30pm at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Don’t miss this the only NZ concert by the Kyoto Festival Choir. They will be joined by the Nelson Festival Choir, a combined local choir, for an a cappela concert with a difference – celebrating friendship.
Kyoto Festival Choir is made up mainly of members of ‘Ensemble Academy Kyoto’ and also from three other groups – led by conductor, Hiroshi Kuwayama.
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