Unity in diversity
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Community Events

Multicultural Nelson Tasman (MNT) organises festivals and is involved in community events. If you would like to hold a community event in conjunction with us or advertise your event on our Facebook page, please contact us.

English Conversation Practice Workshop

Wednesday 14 Aug 3.30pm to 11 Dec 2019 4.30pm, Nelson Library


Want some English conversation practice? 

Join us at Nelson library. Relax with a coffee as we read to you, and then have a chat about what we have read. All welcome.

This great opportunity will be on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Nelson Library.

        Dates: 14 & 28 Aug;  11 & 25 Sep;  9 & 23 Oct;  13 & 17 Nov; 11 Dec        

Enquiries to: Alyson.baker@ncc.govt.nz

Latin American & Spain Film Festival

Saturday 07 Sep 12.00pm to 27 Oct 2019 6.00pm, VCC Hall & meeting room


1st time ever, we are so happy to welcome everyone to the Latin American & Spain Film Festival in Nelson. ALL films are free. 

Gala night will held at 7 pm on 7 Sept 2019 with special guests and dignitary, Javier Prado Miranda, Peruvian Ambassador. The Peruvian film will be a comedy "Old Friends / Viejos Amigos".

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Mercado Latino

Friday 01 Nov 2019, 4.00pm-9.00pm, Kirby Lane, Nelson

Let's share and celebrate the local Latin culture by creating unity in diversity, through food, clothes, performances, music, dance, arts, gifts and education. Be immersed in the traditional Latino street culture for the first time in sunny Nelson. FUN for the whole family on a great Friday evening. Let's support the Latino Community!



Tasman Asian Night Food Fair

Saturday 08 Feb 2020, 4.00pm-9.00pm, Washbourn Gardens, Richmond, Nelson


Celebrate cultural diversity through a fantastic evening of performances and delicious ethnic foods set in the stunning Washbourn Gardens in Richmond.

At least 17 vendors from our local multicultural community will give you the chance to taste their hand-made delectable delights. Which to choose from? Try them all.

This coming together of communities of people from widely diverse backgrounds and sharing of culture through food, costumes, music and dance is a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy. This is a time for connections and celebrations.

So bring your family and friends for a wonderful and memorable evening. Unity in Diversity.

(Please note, in case it rains, this event will be postponed to the following Saturday evening, 15 February 2020.)



Race Unity Day

Sunday 22 Mar 2020, 11.00am-4.00pm, Victory Square Park, Nelson


Did you know that Nelson has the 3rd largest ethnically diverse population per capita in NZ?
Since 2009, the Multicultural Council of Nelson Tasman has organised Race Unity Day to Celebrate Cultural Diversity.

Be inspired by the kaleidoscope of delicious food and brilliant entertainment by our rich multicultural community.

Choose from over 50 tantalizing food stalls that will delight your senses. Check out the arts and crafts and community/educational stalls. Enjoy the music, songs, and dance from around the world.

We also strive to be environmentally friendly with minimising waste. So, byo plates, cup and utensils or you can hire them on the day.

Be a part of the great connection and celebration of all people with your family and friends. 'Unity In Diversity'.

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