Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council – Celebrating Diversity

Events

Download our A4 programme of events during Race Relations Week 2021

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Race Relations Week Opening Araiteuru Marae Manaakitanga Community Engagement Powhiri

SATURDAY 20 MARCH: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, Araiteuru Marae, 24 Sheltand St, Maori Hill
Race Relations Week 2021 starts with an opening powhiri at Araiteuru Marae. We invite everyone from all ethnicities, cultures and countries to gather together under one roof to celebrate inclusive diversity in Dunedin. (Note: those wishing to attend must arrive by 10.30am)

Dunedin Race Relations Day at Peace Pole

SUNDAY 21 MARCH: 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Peace pole, Museum Reserve
Manaakitanga. Drumming the heart of kiwi culture, singing the spirit of the kiwi soul. All are welcome to the peace pole event hosted by DMEC. It will be an inclusive cultural event marking the importance of Dunedin Race Relations Week.

Race Relations Week at Dunedin Botanic Garden

SUNDAY 21 MARCH: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Dunedin Botanic Garden
To celebrate International Race Relations Day, DMEC and Dunedin City Council will cohost the Botanic Garden cultural festival. Take the opportunity to enjoy the diverse range of talent in Dunedin, and a variety of cross-cultural performances and beautiful costumes.

DMEC Youth Council Presents - Rangatahi Race Unity Evening with Youth Speeches

MONDAY 22 MARCH: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Otago Polytechnic Hub
The Race Unity Evening is an inaugural event hosted by the DMEC Youth Council. During the event, youth from different backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures, will come together and share their understanding of race unity. The aim of the event is to provide different insights into race relations and Manaakitanga.

Chai & Chat - Womens Group

TUESDAY 23 MARCH: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm | Alexander McMillan Room, Community House, 301 Moray Place
This is a women’s only event celebrating diversity. Come along to our shared potluck lunch and bring a plate of your own ethnic or cultural dishes to share with the group. We have Deputy Mayor Christine Garey as our special guest from 12 pm.

OUSA Event - Diversity in Unity

FRIDAY 26 MARCH: 12.00 pm -2.00 pm | Main Common Room (MCR), University Union Building (opposite the cafeteria).
Otago University Students’ Association celebrates Race Relations Week 2021 with a powerful and thoughtful theme “Diversity in Unity”, that shows the beauty, power and strength of unity. OUSA invites you to the celebration of Race Unity with Dunedin’s multi-ethnic and multicultural people.

DMEC On Air

TUESDAY 23 MARCH: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Otago Access Radio 105.4FM
Celebration of Race Relations Week on air with DMEC.

DMEC / Musselburgh School Community Garden

THURSDAY 25 MARCH: 9.30 am – 10.30 am | Musselburgh School, 34 Marlow St
A Celebration of Herbs. You are invited to join us at the Heart and Soil Community Garden to share our knowledge of the universal use of herbs. We will be rejuvenating the herb garden through soil work, new planting, and sharing our ideas on the many uses of herbs.

Dunedin Race Relations Week Forum

THURSDAY 25 MARCH: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm | Araiteuru Marae, 24 Sheltand St.
DMEC is privileged to have Meng Foon – NZ Race Relations Commissioner; Anusha Guler – Executive Director, Office of Ethnic Communities; Tania Williams – Dunedin Araiteuru Marae leader; and Professor Sara Kindon – Victoria University of Wellington, to be our speakers at this forum. Come and join us to hear their insights on race relations in Aotearoa.

OUSA Event - Diversity in Unity

FRIDAY 26 MARCH: 12.00 pm -2.00 pm | Main Common Room (MCR), University Union Building (opposite the cafeteria).
Otago University Students’ Association celebrates Race Relations Week 2021 with a powerful and thoughtful theme “Diversity in Unity”, that shows the beauty, power and strength of unity. OUSA invites you to the celebration of Race Unity with Dunedin’s multi-ethnic and multicultural people.

South Dunedin Street Festival

SATURDAY 27 MARCH: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | King Edward Street, South Dunedin.
The Festival is to celebrate all things South Dunedin and our vibrant and very diverse community. Get out for a fun day and enjoy our community in performance, entertainment, fun activities, tempting food treats and varied market stalls.

Football Tournament

SUNDAY 28 MARCH: 9:00 am | Logan Park - Football Turf.
Let’s join together to cheer the exciting football tournament hosted by Football South, DMEC, Southern Police and the Red Cross.

Red Cross Event & Lunch

SUNDAY 28 MARCH: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm | Kaikorai Rugby Football Club, 25 Lynn St, Dunedin
You are cordially invited to attend a gathering, hosted by Red Cross and Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council to celebrate five years of former refugee resettlement in Dunedin. RSVP to Kelly Campbell at Kelly.Campbell@redcross.org or 027 405 7891

Race Relations Week Closing Celebrations with Kotahitaka

SUNDAY 28 MARCH: 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm | Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens
Join Kotahitaka and DMEC at Toītu Otago Settlers Museum for the presentation of “We Are Ōtepoti/Dunedin”, a book celebrating our diversity. This will mark the close of Dunedin’s Race Relations Week.