January 2019

Jagannath Family Festival 2019, 5th Jan to 12th Jan. At Kauri Mountain Beach , off Taihururu Road, Whangarei Heads Rathayatra Whangarei on Jan 12th

Shakotsav Celebrations on 6th Jan, 5pm onwards followed by Aarti and maha prasad (feast) at shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple (ISSO) 10-12, Wentworth Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025.

The annual Murugan Thiruvizha (Sri Vilambi Year Mahotsavam) for 11 days (mornings and evenings) from 11 Jan to 22 Jan at Kurinchi Kumaran Temple 3 Batchelor Street, Newlands 6037 Wellington

Lok Geet Nite by Shelin Kumar and Anand Prasad on 12th Jan 7pm to 11pm at 19 St John Street Woolston Christchurch. Tickets NZ$10 including dinner. Organized by Shree Sanatan Dharam Christchurch

Thai Pongal Celebrations, 12th Jan, 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Templeton Community Center, 64 Kirk Road, Templeton, Christchurch 8042. Organized by Canterbury Tamil Society

Lohri celebrations, 13th Jan 7pm onwards followed by Lohri Pujan and Maha prasad (Feast) at Bhartiya Mandir, Balmoral Road, Auckland

Makar Sankranti celebrations on 13th Jan, 10am to 12noon at Kirbirnie Park, Wellington. Organized by Wellington Indian Association

Makar Sankranti Indian Kite Festival on 13th Jan, 11am to 6.30pm at Eastdale Reserve Avondale Auckland. Kite flying, stage performances, fun, picnic and more. Organized by Vaishnav Parivar NZ Inc

Thai Pongal and Iyyappa makarajothi vilkku pooja on 15th Jan 10.30am till noon at Thiru Subramaniyar Aalayam Temple, 69 Tidal Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022. Same day evening will be Thai Poosam festivities.

Christmas and New Year 2019 celebrations on 19th Jan, 6.30pm at Auckland Normal Intermediate School Hall, Poronui St, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024. Organized by Auckland Malayali Samajam Inc. Register by 9th Jan.

2019 Lunar Festival on 19th Jan, 3pm to 11pm at The Trust Arena, 65-67 Central Park Dr Henderson Auckland. Free admission. Food, Fun, Fireworks

Thai pusam Festival celebrations, 19th Jan, 6pm to 9pm at Harvard Community Lounge, 31 Corsair Dr Wigram Christchurch. Organized by Sri Ganesh Temple Christchurch

Thai Poosam (Kavadi Festival) on 20th Jan, 9.30am at Thiru Subramaniyar Aalayam Temple, 69 Tidal Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022

Auckland Live Sounds of Summer: Jugalbandi on 20th Jan, 2pm-3pm at Aotea Square, Queens Street, Auckland. Renowned mandolin and table players Anand Thakore and Manjit Singh combine classical Indian strings and rhythmic interactions in an electrifying performance.

Indian Republic Day – 26th Jan flag hoisting and cultural performances on 26th Jan, 11am to 2pm at Mahatma Gandhi Center, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland. Organized by NZ Indian diaspora and Indian High Commission

Celebrations of India’s republic day, 26th Jan, 10.30am to 12noon at Bharat Bhawan Centre, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Kindly reach the venue by 10.15am. Hosted by High Commission of India, Wellington