Stowarzyszenie Polaków W Christchurch

Stowarzyszenie Polaków w Christchurch działa od lat 50-tych XX wieku, początkowo nieformalnie, a od 2001 roku jako oficjalnie zarejestrowana organizacja społeczna. Stowarzyszenie skupia ponad 30 rodzin (około 100 osób indywidualnych) reprezentujących wszystkie pokolenia emigracji i ich potomków

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Local Polish History

Pope John Paul II at Christchurch

Pope John Paul II flew to Christchurch the following morning where he held an ecumenical liturgy at the Catholic cathedral and celebrated mass at Lancaster Park on November 24, 1986.

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Polish immigrants arrive at Port Lyttleton

The first Port to receive a shipment of Polish immigrants to New Zealand aboard the Friedeburg in 1872.  This was followed by the Stonehouse 1874, Dunedin 1874, St. Lawrence 1874, Gutenburg 1874, Waimate 1875, Conflict 1876 and Countess of Kinfore 1876.

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Polish Settlers Place

The first shipment of Polish immigrants arrived at Lyttleton aboard the Friedeburg and set up the first Polish settlement in New Zealand at Marshland.  Polish Settlers Place in Marshland commemorates 145th anniversary of Polish settlement in New Zealand.

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Christchurch Polish Articles

Polish Expats in Christchurch

Cześć to all of our Poles in Christchurch! Are you interested in getting to know fellow Polish expats in Christchurch?

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Poles gather at Lyttleton

The first Port to receive a shipment of Polish immigrants to New Zealand aboard the Friedeburg in 1872.  In 2011 an enthusiastic group of Poles gathered in Lyttelton to celebrate the opening of a Polish consulate in Christchurch.

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Cantabrian among ‘Meritorious for Polish Culture’

‘Between the Waters’ Polish Legacy in New Zealand Charitable Trust in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland celebrated outstanding

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Christchurch Community & Events

The Polish Association in Christchurch

The Polish Association in Christchurch has existed since the early 1950s. It was formally registered in New Zealand as an Incorporated Society on 3rd July 2001.

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Belong Aotearoa And the impact of COVID-19 on migrant communities in New Zealand

Belong Aotearoa is currently conducting research to gauge the impact of COVID-19 on migrant communities in New Zealand.

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Heritage Festival a chance to celebrate our past

Dip into history and find out more about a range of cultures at the upcoming Christchurch Heritage Festival

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