Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:32

20th Tauranga Multicultural Festival - 23rd March 2019

When: Saturday 23rd March 2019

Where: Tauranga Historic Village, 17th Ave

The annual Multicultural Festival is being held this Saturday in response to extensive encouragement city-wide following Multicultural Tauranga's need to postpone the event last Saturday.

The event will involve performers from across twenty different ethnic groups resident in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. “It will provide opportunity for us all to show support for the diversity that exists throughout our community, which is so important at this time,” says Multicultural Tauranga President Ann Kerewaro.

“We are liaising with community and commercial ethnic food vendors on site offering foods originating from every continent to suit all tastes in food styles throughout the day,” she says. Multicultural Tauranga is gearing up for an influx of visitors but Ann asks that visitors show patience and understanding if vendors experience difficulties coping with possible attendance numbers.

Multicultural Tauranga is extremely grateful to the support being offered to make this rescheduled event possible, with particular gratitude to the NZ Police and Tauranga City Council.

People are asked to use public transport as much as possible. With the Tauranga Ambulance Centre located in 17th Ave, efforts need to be made to minimize disruption to ambulance movement. “We will be very grateful if everyone avoids adding to traffic and parking congestion,” says Ann.

The annual Multicultural Festival is a major event in the annual calendar for engaging with the more than 1 in 5 residents who were born overseas; and the increasing influx and diversity of people of all cultures shifting to, studying in or employed within the Western Bay during the year.

The event is being supported by Tauranga City Council, Marathon Visual Media, Simpson Grierson, Envirohub, Kleanabins, The Office of Ethnic Communities and The Historic Village.

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