The Polish Community in Wellington New Zealand

The Polish Community in Wellington, New Zealand, is a vibrant, social and culturally active community, that aims to share its rich Polish culture with the wider community and to pass on our culture to future generations. Our website provides you with an opportunity to learn something about our community as well as being a gateway to becoming involved in the Polish Community, either through The Polish Association in New Zealand, and/or other groups in the community.

We welcome everyone who is Polish or is a descendant of Polish parents or grandparents or who has an interest in Polish culture.

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Local Polish History

Pope John Paul II in Wellington

It was a Sunday when the Polish-born Pope stood at Wellington’s once grand Athletic Park in Newtown before 25,000 people on November 23, 1986.

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Poles settle at Carterton

Polish immigrants assisted by the New Zealand government arrive in the area in 1876. One of those families being the Szutkowski family from Gdansk.

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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

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Wellington Polish Articles

Mateusz Morawiecki: Duch Solidarności / The Spirit of Solidarity

Zapraszamy do przeczytania artykułu Premiera Polski, Mateusza Morawieckiego, z okazji 40-lecia powstania Solidarności. You are welcome to read an article

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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

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Little Poland in Newtown

Little Poland in Newtown

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Wellington Community & Events

The Polish Association in New Zealand

The Polish Community in Wellington, New Zealand, is a vibrant, social and culturally active community, that aims to share its rich Polish culture with the wider community and to pass on our culture to future generations.

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Polish News Wellington

Monthly newsletters saved in PDF format for viewing

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The Polish Community in Wellington New Zealand

The Polish Community in Wellington, New Zealand, is a vibrant, culturally active community that aims to share its rich Polish culture

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