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.
Look out for next year – 2019 will be another beautiful evening in Washbourn Gardens
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Race Unity Day 2018
Sunday 18th March 11am-4pm at Victory Square Park
Race Unity Day will be held, on Sunday 18th 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.
Pot Luck Dinners
Our Pot luck dinners are the Multicultural version of the Kiwi custom “Bring a Plate”.
It is on every second Friday of the month at the Victory Community Centre meeting room from 6 pm
Our monthly Multicultural Potluck Dinner joined the celebration of the World Refugee Day on 18 June 2016
As part of Youth Week 2012 Nelson Multicultural Council put on a New to New Zealand Quiz for young people who have come to live in Nelson, NZ. It took place at McDonalds Restaurant on Monday 21st may 2012.The event not only brought young migrants and former refugees together, but also provided them with useful information about New Zealand in general and Nelson in particular.
MC Youth Day at The New Hub on 8 October was a fun and informative event organised by NMC management committee members. A Nelson version of the Amazing Race, four teams of young people from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Belgium, Holland, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Myanmar and USA raced around the Nelson CBD finding out information about Nelson.
Rainbow Praise Many People Many Songs features choirs singing songs of worship from many different Christian ethnic groups. Some of the singers are Nelson residents and others are visitors from the Pacific Islands who have come to harvest our fruit.