Kāpiti Community Centre all set for International Cultural Gathering

Kia ora from your Kāpiti Community Centre…..

It seems like Kae and I have really weird sleep patterns, I wrote this newsletter and sent it to her at 2.00am and she proofed it and replied at 5.00am and we didn’t even plan it that way. We really do love our jobs haha!

Well it’s a bit exciting that it looks like the sun will be shining on Sunday (March 20) – will make our day of fun activities and yummy kai all the better! Grab the whanau and come on down from 10am to take part in some fun activities from a range of cultures. The most awesome thing about our “International Cultural Gathering”, is that people are donating their time to help us all celebrate the diverse community we live in…….this means everything is FREE!

Please bring a traditional dish to add to our BIG shared lunch at 1pm, sausage rolls to sushi…..it’s gonna be good πŸ™‚

The kids can sit on the mat for story time with their grandparents, while mum does a yoga class and Dad watches a couple of short films – pretty awesome!

There will also be a range of cultural performances including Kāpiti’s infamous Mukume Taiko Drummers who will be performing at 12pm, definitely not to be missed. And traditional dress is encouraged – bring on the colour!

Yoga with EnSoul


Bring a friend or the family and get your yoga on with our resident yoga teacher, Shannon from EnSoul. Perfect even if you have never tried yoga before πŸ™‚

Food Demonstratons


Learn about Indian spices from an expert and taste her vegetarian curry, try your hand at creating dumplings, and find out the secrets to great rewena bread.

Story Telling

Starting at 10.30am

Pam Coleman will be reading fantastic books from around the world that can be found at your local Kāpiti Library.

The kids even get to sit on a world map! A great one for the grandparents to bring the little ones to πŸ™‚

Lets Get Interactive

Be wrapped in a beautiful sari in the traditional way, have fun at the origami table, join Dwight in the art room for aboriginal style painting with a kiwiana twist or learn delicate Japanese calligraphy.

Rugby Skills Session


The kids can work up an appetite for our BIG shared lunch by taking part in our rugby session! Focusing on passing, agility and space drills…all ages welcome and barefoot please πŸ™‚

Chilli Eating Competition!

This will take place during our BIG shared lunch. The chilli’s are coming from Penray Gardens in Ōtaki and the competition will be commentated by local councillor K Gurunathan. A great prize up for grabs!