Craft Liquors – award winning spirits

Wellington Polish Christmas Market November 5 at 5:00 AM  ·  How’s your Christmas shopping going? Zuzanna and husband Chris of Barlovska Craft Liquors bring you award winning spirits using cherished family recipes to fuse Polish tradition with a modern NZ twist. Made right here in Wellington from the finest natural ingredients from NZ and our Pacific island neighbours, a bottle…

Polish Independence Anniversary

The Polish Returned Servicemen together with The Polish Association in NZ Inc invite you to celebrate Polish Independence Anniversary at ‘Dom Polski’ on 8th November at 3pm. We also welcome the new Ambassador and Consul of the Polish Republic of Poland. There will be a short artistic program followed by afternoon tea. All welcome. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3754369637947011&id=184415294942481

Wellington Christmas Food Market

From Anna at the Polish Sausage Company: the real deal, authentic smoked Polish sausages, probiotic sauerkraut, barszcz fans, proper kwas all ready for Wigilia. Anna’s food is hand crafted and based on generations-old Polish recipes. At the Wellington Polish Christmas Market this Saturday so you can stock up before Christmas.

How Polands Folk Music was saved

In the 1950s, 303 researchers travelled through Poland and gathered over 46,000 recordings of folk music. It was one of the largest campaigns of its kind in Poland.

Near the start of Paweł Pawlikowski’s Oscar-nominated movie Cold War, two of the characters spend time exploring the countryside, recording village musicians. These scenes weren’t a figment of the director’s imagination. In one, we see the pair field-recording some bagpipers from Wielkopolska (in fact, it’s the band Manugi – you can find profiles of the other bands take took part in the film on the Fundacja Muzyka Zakorzeniona’s website). The story behind the real-life events that inspired these scenes also begins with the low and raw sound of bagpipes and the kozioł (a Polish version of the bagpipe).

Pahiatua re-enacts arrival of ‘PolishChildren’

The decades appeared to melt away for a group of Polish war-ophans and refugees on a pilgrimage to their adopted hometown for a special commemoration.

In 1944, the people of Pahīatua welcomed 733 Polish children and their 102 caregivers who were forcibly removed from a war-torn Poland occupied by the Nazis and the Soviet Union. They were New Zealand’s first refugees, invited in by Prime Minister Peter Fraser on humanitarian grounds.