Past Events of year 2017 in New Zealand
Guru Gobing Jayanti function, 24th December 2017, 11am to 2pm, Bhartiya Mandir Complex, 258 Balmoral Road, Sandringham, Auckland.
New Year day celebration at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Temple Auckland, 1st Jan 2018, 7am-9pm. Breakfast, Abhishek, Prayers, Bhajan, Aarti and Dinner Maha Prasad.
New Year celebrations and special prayer sessions at Bhartiya Mandir, Sandringham, Auckland, 1st Jan 2018, 9am onwards. Temple open full day
New Year’s Meditational Retreat from 29th Dec 2017 – 6pm to 1st Jan 2018 mid day at Vimutti Buddhist Monastery 750 Paparata Road, Bombay, New Zealand.
FARMERS SANTA PARADE, AUCKLAND
Farmers Santa Parade, 26th Nov 2017, 1pm onwards. Starting point is the Federal St-Vincent St junction and goes to Mayoral Drive, Queens St and Ends at Custom St West. Click here to see the route The Santa Party is from 2.30pm to 5pm at Aotea Square on same day. Click here to Get more info about the Parade, Sponsors and how to join the parade. There might be last minute changes due to weather predictions.
ISKCON NEW ZEALAND EVENTS
At Hare Krishna Temple, Auckland
- Vrindavan Parikrama at New Varshana (वृन्दावन परिक्रमा), 4th Nov 2017, 12.30pm to 7pm
Kirtan, Katha, Drama, Aarti and Mahaprasad (Feast)
- Snana Yatra, 5th Nov 2017, 10am to 4.30pm
Kirtan, Maha Aarti, Maha Abhishek, Prasadam, Hati-Vesha Darshan
- Team from Temple of Vedic Planetarium, 23rd Nov 2017, 7-9pm
HALLOWEEN 2017 EVENTS IN NEW ZEALAND
- Halloween Family Fun Ride:
Oct 27: Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson, Auckland (4:30-7.30pm)
- Halloween Family Monster Mash Party:
Oct 28: YMCA Community and Recreation Centre (6pm-9pm)
- Haunted Olde Hallows Eve:
Oct 28: MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology), Western Springs, Auckland
- Hell Horror Fest NZ:
Oct 31 – Nov 4: ASB Showgrounds, Epsom, Auckland Central
- Haunted Hogwarts:
Oct 31: Wellington South Baptist Church, Wellington
- Halloween Roller Disco:
Oct 27: Kilbirnie Recreation Centre (Kids- 6pm, Adults- 9pm), Wellington
- Western Suburbs Halloween Party:
Oct 31: Northland Memorial Community Centre, Wellington (5pm)
- Halloween Storytimes:
Oct 31: Eastgate Shopping Centre, Christchurch (5pm)
- Halloween Children’s Party:
Oct 31: The Cashmere Club, Christchurch (4pm)
BAY OF PLENTY:
- Halloween Festival:
Oct 28: Rainbow Springs, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty (2pm)
- Hell-O-Wheels – Halloween Roller Derby Spooktacular:
Oct 28: Southern Trusts Sportsdrome, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty (6pm)
- Halloween Event:
Oct 28: Fraser Cove Shopping Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty (12pm)
ISKCON AUCKLAND GAU PUJA AND GOVARDHAN PUJA (गऊ पूजा और गोवर्धन पूजा) 22 OCT 2017 HARE KRISHNA TEMPLE
Program: 11am: Kirtan, 12.30pm: Maha Arti, 1pm:Go Puja and Offering of sweets to Goverdhan Hill, 1.30pm: Srila Prabhupada’s Circumambulation of Goverdhan Hill, 1.45pm: Circumambulation of Goverdhan Hill, 2pm: Guru Puja followed by Prasadam. All devotees are invited with family and friends. On 22nd Oct 2017, 11am – 3pm, at Hare Krishna Temple, 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway Kumeu RD2, Rodeny 0892 Auckland New Zealand. Visit www.harekrishna.org.nz for more information about latest events.
SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR VASNA SANSTHA (SMVS) DIWALI AND ANNKUT CELEBRATION 22 OCT 2017 MT ROSKILL WAR MEMORIAL HALL, AUCKLAND
SMVS New Zealand Satsang Mandal (सतसंग मंडल) organized Diwali & New Year Celebration along with Annakoot Darshan (अन्नकूट दर्शन) and Mahaprasad (महाप्रसाद). All devotees are invited with family and friends. The event is FREE to everyone, followed by Mahaprasad and Aarti / आरती (Prayers). On 22nd Oct 2017, 6pm – 8pm, at Mount Roskill Warmemorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill Auckland
SWAMINARAYAN HINDU TEMPLE HAMILTON, ANNKUT CELEBRATION 21 OCT 2017 WINTEC CITY CAMPUS
Annakoot Celebration (अन्नकूट उत्सव) and Govardhan Puja. All devotees are invited with family and friends. On 22nd Oct 2017, 5.30pm, at WINTEC City Campus, Block A, Room A1-3, Hamilton New Zealand
Diwali 2017 events in New Zealand
Waitakere Diwali Festival 1st Oct, 2017
The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland
Sun 1 Oct’17 1pm – 10pm. Organized by Waitakere Indian Association. Free entry. Enjoy fireworks, craft, food, dances and live DJ.
- Auckland Diwali Festival 2017
Aotea Square, Queens Street, Auckland
Sat & Sun, 14th and 15th Oct, noon to 9pm
- Waikato Diwali Festival 2017
Waikato University Grounds, Hamilton
Sat 21 Oct, 12-8:30 pm
- Singapore Airlines Christchurch Diwali 2017
Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch
Sat 21 Oct’17, 2pm – 9pm
- Diwali 2017 Wellington
TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington
Mon 23 Oct (Labour Day), 1.30pm – 9.30pm
- Queenstown Diwali Night
Skyline Gondola, Restaurant & Luge, Brecon Street, Queenstown
Sat 4 Nov’17, 6pm – 11:30p
NZ SENIOR INDIAN IDOL FINALS, 7 OCT 2017, SHANTI NIWAS SENIOR CENTER, ONEHUNGA
BOLLYWOOD NIGHT 2ND OCT 2017 RAM MANDIR COMMUNITY HALL, HENDERSON, AUCKLAND
After 9 nights of Garbha and traditional music, it will be time to unwind and enjoy some Bollywood hits, both Old and New with some of the best musicians from Mumbai. Monday 2 Oct’17, 7.30pm to 10pm at Ram Mandir Community Hall, 11 Brick Street, Henderson, Auckland. Please reserve your tickets to avoid any last minute disappointment. Tickets are only for NZD5 including dinner. Kids under 10 gets free entry. Get booking info at Ram Mandir FB page.
Dussehra Festival 1st Oct, 2017 Alexandra Park
Auckland celebrates Dussehra festival on 1st Oct 2017 at Alexandra Park from 12 noon till 8pm. Maa Durga Temple Manukau and associates presents Dussehra with 30 feet Ravan (रावण) effigy burning. The celebration also has food stalls, rides for kids, fire works, cultural activities, gidda and bhangra dance, Ramleela (रामलीला) on stage and many more. Ample of free parking available. Alexandra Park is at 217 Greenlane Road West Epson, Auckland.
Vijayasadhmi Utsav 2017 विजयादशमी उत्सव 1st Oct 2017
Mt Eden war memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Rd, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024. Sun 1 Oct’17 4.30pm to 6pm (Guests are requested to be seated by 4.15pm). Prasad (प्रसाद) to follow at the conclusion of the event.
Mahabharat – Theatrical Production “The Rise of Dharma” 29th Sep to 1st Oct, 2017
Chinmay Mission New Zealand and associates present Mahabharat (महाभारत), a theatrical production “The Rise of Dharma” at Dorothy Winstone Center, Auckland Girls Grammer School, Howe St, Newton, Auckland. 29th Sep 2017: 7.30pm, 30th Sep 2017: 2pm, 1st Oct 2017: 4pm. Entry tickets are for NZ$25 per person and NZ$ 100 for group of five. Tickets are sold at Mitre 10 Mega (Botony and Henderson), Kaysons (New Lynn) and Relianz Travel (Balmoral). For more details visit www.chinmay.org.nz