A formal welcoming ceremony hosted by Ngai Te Rangi to welcome migrants to the Bay of Plenty. This event is being organised by Multicultural Tauranga and supported by Welcoming communities. Migrants who have not visited a Marae will have the opportunity of being formally welcomed to the area by the tangata whenua. This experience has been compared to 'breaking a pot plant and putting the roots of the plant into the ground.'
An opportunity for migrants to learn about the native forest plants and animals as well as how the habitat can be protected.
Mark your calendars for Saturday 12th November 2022 for our 2nd Annual Migrant Powhiri.
More details will be forthcoming closer to the date.
If your ethnic community would like to be involved in providing a song, dance or a special event to celebrate your groups culture we would appreciate to hear from you to see about including you in our planning. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 1st Annual Migrant Powhiri was an amazing success:
Hundreds of migrants gathered at the Whareroa Marae to officially welcome migrants to the Bay of Plenty . This ceremony ushers in a new era of inclusion. Race Relations commissioner Meng Foon attended this event which was lauded as the first powhiri of its' kind in Aotearoa.
The aspect of the tangata whenua welcoming the migrants to this land was the kaupapa of this event. Many
of the migrants present were deeply touched by this experience as it was one of a kind.
Its all done - the knitting the planning - all of it - we just need you to come out and have fun decorating our tree. Have fun with others and make our Multicultural Tauranga Tree look amazing.
And when it's all done - remember to VOTE: More details here:
Nau mai, haere mai! Bring your whanau along to join our friendly waiata night.
We will be learning waiata and other multicultural songs.
Friendly atmosphere. ALL welcome.
Upstairs TRMC office at Historic Village
The New Zealand China Friendship Society, Tauranga City Council and Multicultural Tauranga are putting on a mid-autumn festival with a Qiao Show, Chinese musical instrument performances, Beijing Opera, traditional folk dances and a Kung Fu demonstration.
There is also a raffle and prizes as well as mystery prizes to be won. Three main prizes will be drawn on the night.
Saturday, 28 September 2019
4 to 6pm
Holy Trinity Church
215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Seats are limited. RSVP to email@example.com
This year’s Ethkick is to be held on
Saturday, 28 September 2019 at Tauranga Boys’ College fields on Cameron Road, Tauranga.
The tournament is hosted by Multicultural Tauranga and New Zealand Police with support
from Blue Rovers Football Club. The entry fee will be $40.00 per team, as previously. However, there will not be a national tournament this year, i.e. games will only be played locally without a national final.
This year Multicultural Tauranga will be running the tournament alongside the ‘New to the Bay Expo 2019’, which will be held at the same venue. This is an event to welcome newcomers and support them to access services and information for positive and successful settlement in the community.
Men’s and women’s teams are welcome.
Please note that the registration deadline is the 21 September 2019.
For more information and registrations forms please contact Multicultural Tauranga on (07) 571 6419 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org