- The Cultural Day will be held at the CUE Haven Nature Reserve, 2704 Kaipara Coast, Araparera and will begin at 9.30am on the 21st of May 2022, with the traditional Maori welcome (powhiri). All attendees are asked to arrive by 9.15 am. The event will enable all to interact with traditional Maori customs and culture. read more
‘Polish Pottery exhibition‘ – celebrating 150 years of Polish settlement in NZ, 1872 – 2022. Polish migrants to New Zealand have a rich cultural heritage, including world-famous regional ceramic production which changed styles and ownership during political, economic and social upheaval. Polish stoneware originated as folk art in the early part of the eighteenth century in the province of Silesia. Hand-painted earthenware is found in Polish homes for everyday use and fine porcelain has graced royal courts in Europe. Objects of Polish pottery can be viewed in the Polish Museum. Part of East Auckland Art Trail, Elemental Auckland Winter Festival. Dates: 14 – 31 July 2022. read more
‘Early Polish Settlers of Auckland’ exhibition Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2022. This year the Polish community celebrates 150 Years of Polish settlement in New Zealand. Discover colourful family histories and stories of fore-running Poles and Prussian-Poles who settled in Auckland in this exhibition. Discover Polish forerunners who lived in Auckland, including a linguist, a tailor and a prince’s son Dates: 2 Oct-16 Oct, Tue-Fri: 10am-4pm, Sun: 12pm-5pm Venue: Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick, East Auckland 2014. Free off-street parking, wheelchair accessible Lower Gallery and toilet Museum entry: Casual visitors by donation, no bookings required. Group bookings by prior arrangement (group fee applies) read more
- ‘Waves of Polish Settlement – 150 Years in NZ’. Poland has one of the largest diasporas in the world. This overview of the arrival of Polish expats in NZ traces their migrations from the 19th Century to the current day. Held at Polish Museum, Howick, Oct 2-16 during open hours Tue-Fri 10am-4pm & Sun 12pm-5pm. Closed Mon & Sat, but if you are visiting from out of town, please contact museum staff to arrange. Image: Postcard of Irish Bay Lines ship, MV Dundalk Bay. Image Source: Museum Victoria, Donation from Ernie Stermole, 2003-07-17. read more
On behalf of the Auckland Polish Association (APA), we would like to invite you to participate in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of Polish Settlers to New Zealand. The Poles in Auckland clubbed together to buy an old villa on 1 McDonald Street in Morningside, which became the second home for many of them, and a much-loved Dom Polski, despite its wonky floors and cumbersome layout. By 1976, the Auckland Poles had replaced the old villa with a new hall they built themselves—the hall that we are still using today. It is in this hall that we invite you to help us celebrate 150 years of Polish settlement in New Zealand. Our event kicks off on Sunday, 20th of November at 12- noon with a “high tea” light lunch. We hope that you will enjoy browsing the photographs and history of the Auckland Poles that will be on display and that you will enjoy reminiscing and recognising some old faces, or yourselves as children or much younger adults.
At 2 pm, the official welcome will be delivered, after which his Excellency the Ambassador of Poland Mr. Grzegorz Kowal, and the Honorary Consul Bogusław Nowak will say a few words. Moreover, a descendant of one of the earliest large families in New Zealand, Mike Subritzky, will share his family’s history with us. Read More