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 will be held, on Sunday, the 19th of March, at Victory Square, Nelson, from 11 am to 4 pm. 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
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.