Past Indian Events in New Zealand of year 2019

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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

February 2019


Black Caps vs India Cricket Series One day International (ODI):

  • Fifth one day International at Westpac Stadium, Wellington Sunday, 3 February 2019, 3pm

Black Caps vs India Cricket Series Twenty20 International:

  • First Twenty20 International at Westpac Stadium, Wellington – Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 8pm
  • Second Twenty20 International at Eden Park, Auckland – Friday, 8 February 2019, 7pm
  • Third Twenty20 International at Seddon Park, Hamilton – Sunday, 10 February 2019, 8pm

Holi Christchurch – Festival of Colors, on 2nd Feb, 10am to 4pm at North Hagley Park Events Village, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch. Entry Free, suitable for all age group.

Auckland Tamil Association Pongal Festival competitions, 2nd Feb, 9am to 3pm at Mt Roskill War Memorial, Auckland. No registration fees. (The Pongal celebration event is on 9th Feb)

Chandan Yatra with boat & flower festival on 3rd Feb 11am to 3pm at Hare Krishna ISKCON Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland, New Zealand 0892

Shri Ram Mandir’s annual walkathon: Shri Ram-A-Thon, 3rd Feb 8am to 5pm starting from Shri Ram Mandir, Henderson, Auckland. Fun and games activities for  men, women, senior citizens and kids. click here for more info.

Auckland Tamil Association Pongal Festival Celebrations, 9th Feb, 5pm to 8pm at Mt Eden War Memorial, Balmoral, Auckland. (The celebration competitions are held on 2nd Feb, see above for details)

KRISHNA, Dance drama and annual performances, on 9th Feb 6pm at New Lynn Community Center, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland. All are welcome, free entry. Organized by Tamil New Zealand School of Dance.

Hare Krishna Food Festival 2019, 9th Feb. Enjoy delicious multi cuisine vegetarian and vegan food at Hare Krishna Temple, 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy 
Kumeu RD2, AucklandRodney 0892

Holi Wellington Colour Fest 2019 on 9th Feb, 11am to 4pm at Frank Kitts Park, Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011. The Festival of Colour and Celebration for all age group. click here for ticket info.

Shri Shirdi Saibaba Temple 5th anniversary celebrations on 9th Feb, 6.30am to 9pm followed by maha prasad (feast) at 12-18 Princess St, Onehunga Auckland.

Faag gayan on Basant Panchmi, Sunday 10 Feb from 7.30pm at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick St, Henderson Auckland. 

HOLI 2K19: New Zealand’s largest Holi (color) Festival at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple on 10th Feb 2019, 12noon to 5pm at 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland, New Zealand 0892. Free entry, Free parking.

Samuhik Saraswati Pooja (Group prayers to Mother Saraswati) on 10th Feb:

  • 4pm-7pm at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick St, Henderson, Auckland.
  • 10am to 12noon at Bhartiya Mandir, 252-254 Balmoral Road Mt Albert, Auckland

Ōtaki Kite Festival 2019 from 16th Feb 9am to 17th Feb 5pm, at Otaki Brach, New Zealand.

Rap Yoga & Electronic Dance Kirtan w/ Jesse Brand on 16th Feb 7pm to 9pm at Hot Yoga 115 Spey St, Invercargill, Southland. Join Jesse Brand for an evolving set of conscious Electronic Dance Kirtan.

Culture Galore Festival, Sri Ganesh Temple Christchurch on 23 Feb, 11am to 4pm at Ray Blank Park, 46 Maidstone Road.

New Zealand International Yoga Festival, 21st to 24th Feb, 10am-10pm at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland, 0632

Maha Shivarathri (Shivratri) 10 days festival from 23rd Feb to 4th Mar at Kurinchi Kumaran Temple, 3 Batchelor St, Newlands, Wellington

March 2019

Special Inter Faith prayers are organized across New Zealand to pray for departed souls of the ChristChurch terror attack.

HOLI celebrations scheduled after 15th March 2019 have been either cancelled or kept as only Prayers to show solidarity with our fellow Kiwis impacted by the Christchurch tragedy.


Maha Shivratri 2019 celebrations in New Zealand

Cinemavam Sangeethaman, concert by veteran Madurai Sri G S Mani with Tamil movie songs, Carnatic Music and connection between the two, on 2nd Mar, 6pm to 8pm at Western Springs Garden Community Hall, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022. Ticket $15, kids under 12 free. Organized by Auckland Tamil Association

Ashraya 2019 Opening Anniversary and Kirtal Festival, 2nd and 3rd Mar, ISKCON Christchurch Hare Krishna Centre, Kirtan (Prayers), Seminar, Harinam (Chanting), Prasadam (Feast) at 83 Bealey Avenue, 8013 Christchurch

Maha Shivarathri (Shivaratri) 10 days festival from 23rd Feb to 4th Mar at Kurinchi Kumaran Temple, 3 Batchelor St, Newlands, Wellington.

Shiv Maha Yagna to celebrate Maha Shiv Ratri, 4th Mar 6pm onwards at Gita Mandir, Bharat Bhawan, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie Wellington

Maha Shivratri at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir on 4th Mar. Temple open full day. Program starts from 7am onwards till 5th Mar morning. Mahaprasad (feast) on 4th Mar 8pm onwards. Address: 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga Auckland

Ganesh Temple Papakura Sivarathri Festival (Pooja, Abishekam, Prasatham distribution) on 4th Mar, morning 10am to 1pm and 5.45pm to next day morning at Ganesh Temple, 4 Dent Pl, Papakura Auckland.

Maha Shivratri ISSO Auckland on 4th March 2019, Monday. The temple will remain open from 6 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and then from 3.30 to 9.30 p.m. The evening program includes MAHAPUJA from 7.30 to 8.30 followed by falahar. Swaminarayan Temple 10-12 Wentwoth Ave, Papatoetoe, Manukau 2025 Auckland

Shree Sanatan Dharam Hanuman Mandir Auckland Maha Shiv Ratri from Sun 3rd Mar to Tue 5th March from 7.30pm. Followed by Prasad & Maha Prasad. Mandir will be open all day on Tuesday 5th March. Address: 14 – 16 Bay Park Place, Beach Heaven, North Shore, Auckland 0626

Maha Shiva Rathri, 4th Mar 6pm to 5th Mar 6am: Kalasa Puja, Homam and Abhishekam at Sri Balaji Temple, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton

Maha Shivraatri celebration, 4th Mar, 7pm onwards till 5th morning. Sunday from 7pm. Shiv Katha 3rd March. At Shiv Mandir 43 Holmes Road, Manurewa, Auckland.

Ram Krishn Mandir Maha Shivratri Utsav. Shiv Puran Katha from 1st Mar to 5th Mar, 7.30pm onwards followed by arti and maha prasad (feast). On 5th Mar, Katha and Havan followed by arti and maha prasad. at 25 Onslow Ave Papatoetoe Auckland

Maha Shivratri Prayers, Abhishek, Katha: 2nd Mar to 5th Mar at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick St, Henderson Auckland. Programs: 2nd & 4th Mar: Katha 7.20pm-8.45pm. On 5th Mar evening till 6th Mar morning Pooja & Abhishek: (1) 7.30pm-9pm (2) 10.30pm-12 mid night (3) 1.30am-3am (4) 4am-5.30am. Bhajans between pooja break. Maha Prasad (Feast) served daily.

Shivaratri Celebrations on 4th March, 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany North Shore, Auckland, 0632

Maha Shivratri 2019 Pooja from 2nd to 4th Mar, 7.30pm daily at Lord Shiv, 63 Creightons Road, Clevedon New Zealand

Bhartiya Mandir Maha Shivratri programs: Shiv Puran Katha from 1st to 4th Mar at 7.45pm. Maha Rudra Abhishek Pooja and Samuhik Shiv Maha Pooja (Group prayers) on 4th Mar, 8pm onwards. Address: 252-254, Balmoral Road, Mt Albert, Auckland.

Radha Krishna Temple, Maha Shivratri Pooja and Katha. 1st to 3rd March – Twelve Jyotirling Katha in Hindi from 7.30pm to 9pm. Shiv Maha Puja on 5th Mar 8pm to 10pm. On 4th and 5th Mar temples will be open full day. Address: 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland

Vaishnav Parivar Auckland NZ celebrating Shivratri on 9th Mar, 3pm onwards

Milk and Honey Festival: Music Event on International Womens Day programs, 8th Mar:

  • Blue Smoke, Christchurch, 8th Mar, 7pm
  • Whammy Bar Newton Auckland, 8th Mar, 8pm
  • Club 121, Wellington, 8th Mar 10pm
  • Power Station, Eden Terrace, 8th Mar, 8pm


Flute Master Pt Ronu Majumdar Live in concert on 9th March at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick St, Henderson, Auckland

Dinkar Mehta Stand Up Comedy Show (Family Gujarati Show) on 9th Mar, 7pm onwards at Dorothy Winston Centre, 16 Howe St, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011

Shukra Tara, a musical tribute to Padma Bhushan Shrinivas Khale on 16th Mar, 6pm onwards at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, Balmoral, Auckland. Free entry. Organized by Swar Sadhana Academy.

NATYAM 2019, Indian classical dance and drama program celebrating 10th annual Bharatnatyam Dance recital on 23rd Mar, 6pm to 8pm at Heaton Intermediate Normal School Performing Art Center, 125 Heaton Road, Merivale Christchurch. Organized by Bharatnatyam Group of Christchurch. General admission $15, special row $25

Waitakere Indian Association Holi 2019 (#WIAHoli19) on 24th Mar, 10am to 6pm at Trusts Arena, Henderson, Auckland. PROGRAM CANCELLED

Voice of sacred earth festival 2019, from 28th Mar, 12noon to 31st Mar, 8pm at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre14 Mills Lane, Albany North Shore, Auckland, 0632

April 2019

UGADI, Telugu Traditional new year day prayers on 6th Apr, 9.30am to 11am at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan, 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

Gudi Padwa, Marathi Traditional new year prayers on 6th Arp, 11am to 12.30pm followed by Maha Prasad (Feast) at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan, 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

Shri Ram Naumi celebrations from 6th Apr to 14th Apr 6pm onwards followed by maha prasad (feast). And main Ram Navmi pooja on 14th Apr from 8.15am till 1.30 followed by maha prasadam at Shiv Mandir, 43 Holmes Road, Manurewa, Auckland.

Raam Navmi celebrations by Christchurch Fiji Association from 6th Apr to 13th Apr, 7pm to 9.30pm at Woolston Community Hall, 502 Ferry Road, Woolston (Behind Woolston school). Program of 8th Apr will be held at Sanatan Hall. On 14th Apr program from 10am to 12.30pm.

Shri Ram Navmi function at Shri Ram Mandir. Program: from 6th Ap to 13th Apr 6pm-9pm followed by maha prasad. On 14th April 9am-1pm followed by maha prasad at Shri Ram Mandir 11 Brick Street, Henderson, Auckland.

Shri Ram Katha from 6th Apr to 13th Apr, 7.45pm to 9pm and on 14th Apr 11am to 12 noon at Bhartiya Mandir Temple 252-254 Balmoral Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

Shree Ram Navmi Mohotsav from 6th Apr to 13th Apr. Daily katha from 7pm to 9pm followed by maha prasad. Hawan and Jhula bandhan on 14th Apr from 10am to 1pm. At Maa Durga Temple, 4/3 Onslow Ave, Manukau, Auckland

Ram Navmi Utsad from 6th Apr to 14th Apr, 6.30pm onwards with Sthapana pooja, katha, arti and maha prasadam at Ram Krishn Mandir, 25 Onslow Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland.

Amman Thiruvizha 10 days festival celebrations from 10th Apr to 19th Apr. Starting morning 8.30am and evening 6.30pm followed by prasadam. Special program on 14th April Tamil New Year from 9am till afternoon followed by Annathaanam (Lunch prasadam) at Kurinchi Kumaran Temple, 4 Batchelor St, Newlands, Wellington

Free Turban Coaching Classes for boys & girls, dedicated to Khalsa Sajna Diwas 2019: Takanini/Otahuhu Gurudwara Sahib 12th-21st Apr. Radio Sadeaala Studio 22nd-26th Apr. Tauranga Gurudwara Sahib 27th – 28th Apr. Hasting Gurudwara Sahib 29th – 30th Apr. Christchurch Gurudwara Sahib 1st & 2nd May.

Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre Centenary (13th April 1919) Remembrance ceremony on 12th Apr 5pm to 7pm at St Peter’s Church, 211 Wills Street Wellington. Commemorated by Wellington Indian Communities with the support of the Indian High Commission in Wellington, EKTA NZ and Global Organization People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)

Vishu celebrations VISHUKANI and VISHU SADYA (Lunch) on 13th Apr starting 11am with traditional Vishukani and cultural programs at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland. Sadya (Lunch) to be booked, organized by Auckland Malayali Hindu Samajam.

Canterbury Kabaddi Cup 2019 and Vaishakhi Mela, Saturday 13th Apr, 11am onwards at Gloucester Green (Corner of Gloucester Street and Madras Street), Christchurch. Organized by Canterbury Punjabi Social Sports and Cultural Group.

UGADI Utsavam 2019 on 13th Apr, 4pm onwards at Sacred Heart College, 250 West Tamaki Road, Glendowie, Auckland. Chalaki Chanti and Sunami Sukhakar,  Jabardasth fame artists will be part of this event. organized by New Zealand Telugu Association

BONGO MELA 2019, 13th Apr, 7pm to 9.30pm at Western Spring Community Hall, 956 Great North Road, Auckland. Hosted by Probasee Bengalee Association of New Zealand

Buddhist Ordination Ceremony, 14th Apr, 9am till afternoon at Ratanadipa Buddhist Temple 3075(A) Great North Road, New Lynn Auckland.

Rama Navami and Tamil New Year prayers on 14th Apr, 10am onwards Seetha Ram Kalyanam followed by maha prasad (holy feast) at Sri Balaji Temple, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton

Ram Navmi Prayers and Celebrations on 14th Apr, 10am to 12noon at Shri Radha Krishna mandir, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland.

Rama Navami prayers and celebrations on auspicious appearance day of Lord Ramachandra on 14th Apr 5pm at Christchurch Hare Krishna Centre, 83 Bealey Ave, Christchurch

Stories from the Ramayana Soulfest, 14th Apr, 5pm to 9pm at Bhakti Lounge Wellington, 175 Vivian Street, Wellington 6011

Rama Navami – Appearance of Lord Ramacandra, prayers and celebrations on 14th morning from 4.30am till 2.30 followed by maha prasad (feast) at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu RD2 Auckland Rodney 0892

Sri Rama Navami celebrations on 14th Apr, morning 10am-12noon followed by lunch maha prasad and evening 5pm to 8pm followed by maha prasad at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan, 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

Good Friday prayers and services at nearby Church in your area across New Zealand.

Royal Easter Show, 18th to 22nd April from 10am to 10pm at ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane West Epsom, Auckland. Circus acts, FMX shows, Looney Tunes, Carnival Rides, Side shows, exhibits etc.

Hanuman Jayanthi celebrations and prayers, 19th Apr morning 10am to 12noon followed by maha prasad and Sri Satyanarayan Katha & Arti in the evening 6.30pm to 8pm followed by maha prasad at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan, 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

Hanuman Jayanti celebrations on 19th Apr: Morning 10am to 12noon and Evening 7.30pm to 8.15pm followed by Prasad and Maha Prasad (feast) at Shree Sanatan Dharam Hanuman Mandir14 – 16 Bay Park Place, Beach Heaven, 0626 North Shore Auckland

Hanuman Jayanti Prayers on 19th Apr 7.30pm onwards at Shri Radha Krishna Temple, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckand.

Myanmar New Year celebrations, showcasing Burmese cultural & traditional performances, fashion showand music performances and lunch on 20th Apr 10am to 3pm at Panmure Community Center, 7-13 Pilkington Rd, Panmure, Auckland

Mid Sha’aban Night (Shab-e-baraat) on 21st Apr Sunday night at Jamia Masjid Al Mustafa, 26 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckand. Cemetery gate will be close at 9pm. Organized by South Auckland Muslim Association.

Easter and Vishu Program, 22nd Apr 6pm to 9.30pm, Cultural programs and dinner at Mount Eden War memorial hall, 489 Dominion Road, Mt Eden Auckland. Member only event organized by Auckland Malyali Samajam Inc.

Easter celebrations across New Zealand. Family fun day, Egg hunt, Weekend shows, Dance and Music. Most of the shows are between 18th Apr to 22nd Apr.

The Anzac day commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and honours our returned servicemen and women. Get details of services on 25th Apr:
Auckland Region

Celebrations of Prakash Purab Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji on 24th April 5.30pm to 7pm and Prakash Purab Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji on 26th April 5.30pm to 7pm at Gurudwara Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib, New Lynn, Auckland.

Tamil New Year Celebrations, 27th April, 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Templeton Community Center, 64 Kirk Road, Templeton, Christchurch 8042. Organized by Canterbury Tamil Society

May 2019

1st to 10th May

  • BARFOOT & THOMPSON NEW ZEALAND BADMINTON OPEN 2019, 30th Apr to 5th May at Eventfinda Stadium 17 Silverfield Lane Glenfield Wairau Valley Auckland, 0627:
    • Tue 30 April, 9am to 2pm: Qualifying Rounds Mixed Doubles – Round of 32
    • Wed 1 May, from 9am: Championship Events
    • Thu 2 May, from 2pm: Championship Events
    • Fri 3 May, from 5pm: Quarter-finals
    • Sat 4 May, from 1pm: Semi-Finals
    • Sun 5 May, from 1pm: FINALS
  • Art Fair Auckland:
    • Wed 1 May: Private View 11am & Opening Night 5pm
    • Thu 2 May – Fri 3 May: General Entry 11am – 5pm
    • Fri 3 May: Art Party 5pm
    • Sat 4 May – Sun 5 May: General Entry 10am – 5pm
    • The Cloud: Queens Wharf 
  • Tamil New-Year 2019 celebrations on 4th May, 6pm to 8pm at Freeman’s bay community hall, 52 Hepburn St, Auckland 1011, organized by Auckland Tamil Association. Enjoy Vehaara dance group from Malaysia.
  • Ramdhan (Ramadan) Fair 2019 on 4th May, 9.30am to 2.30pm at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road My Roskill Auckland 1041. Food – Drinks – Snacks – Clothing and many more.
  • Basava Jayanthi (Humanitarian Day) 2019 function, 4th May, 4pm to 9pm at Mt Roskill War Memorial Park, Auckland. Organized by Basava Samithi of Australasia, New Zealand Chapter. Entry free.
  • 5th New Zealand National Hindu Conference, Theme “Stronger communities, Stronger New Zealand” on 4th May, 8.30am to 6pm at Sudima Hotels, Auckland Airport 18 Airpark Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022. Hosted by Hindu Council of New Zealand. Registration required. Registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Kuch Kuch Locha Hai (कुछ कुछ लोचा है) A twisted romantic comedy directed by Rupal Solanki on 4th May 6.30pm at Playhouse Theatre 15 Glendale Rd Glen Eden Auckland. Tickets $20/$25/$30. For tickets contact Chirag Solanki 027 6784966 / Jayesh Bateriwala 021 1504149.
  • KOLLYWOOD EXTRA, an interactive homage to South Indian cinema, 4th May 12noon to 6pm at Sandringham Reserve, Auckland. Entry free. Rain date: 11th May.
  • Creative Indian Chutneys using Leftovers, 5th May, 10.30 to 12.30 at EcoMatters Visitor Centre,Kowhai Room,1 Olympic Place,New Lynn, Auckland. click here to Get more info about Love Food Hate Waste
  • Overcoming challenges & making a difference: Deepa Malik, evening event to meet inspiration leader and first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics on 6th May, 6.30pm to 8pm at 57, Hillside Rd, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025. Hosted by Haryana in NZ.
  • Public Event with Deepa Malik (The 1st Indian woman to earn a medal at the Paralympic Games), 8th May, 5.45pm to 7pm at 48 Kemp St, Kilbirnie Wellington 6022. Hosted by High Commission of India Wellington, New Zealand
  • Satinder Sartaj in Auckland, Live-in-concert on 10th May 7pm to 10pm at Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland 1010. Buy tickets 
  • Fiji Girmit remembrance day – 140th anniversary program on 10th May, 6.30pm to 9.30pm at ARST Community Hall, 53 Skipton St, Mangere East, Auckland 2024. Organized by Fiji Girmit Foundation of New Zealand.
  • 140th Girmit Day remembrance program on 10th May evening. Organized by Waitakere Indian Association, Auckland

11th to 20th May

  • Chithirai Vizha 2019 Cultural Show in conjuction with the Tamil New Year on 11th May, 5.30pm to 8.30pm at Memorial Theatre Victoria University, Wellington 6005. Organized by Wellington Mutamizh Sangam.
  • Mothers Day celebration on 11th May, 3pm to 5pm at Indian Association of Manukau NZ Premises, 57 Hillside Rd Papatoetoe Manukau. Entry on small donation of $5, kids free. Make payment by 8th May to confirm presence.
  • An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga with Suraj Kaur Khalsa, 11th May, 2pm to 4pm at Nadi Wellness, level 2, Stanley Street, Queenstown, 9300.
  • Celebrating 63rd birthday of Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, Global leader and the founder of Art of Living  on 13th May, 7pm onwards at The Art of Living Centre, 93 Lansford Street, Avondale, Auckland. Entry free.
  • Girmit Day / Girmit Diwas Program at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick Street, Henderson on 14th May, 7pm onwards (Arti, Ramayan, Girmit program and followed by maha prasad / feast).
  • KANNAGI, The story of an Anklet that delivers justice, Indian classical dance presentation by Pavithra Maduram Ravi on 18th May, 6pm to 7pm at Performing Arts centre, Heaton Normal Intermediate School, 125 Heaton St, Merivale, Christchurch 8052. Tickets for adults $5, kids free. All profits donamted to Plunket. Presented by Zealandia Academy of Indian Arts Christchurch
  • Swar Tarang 2019, an evening of Indian classical music on 18th May, 6pm to 10pm at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, 773 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025. Free entry
  • Nrisimha Chaturdasi celebrations, 18th May, 4.30 pm onwards: Abhisekam, Kirtan, Play, Arati and prasadam at ISKCON Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland 0892.
  • Vaikasi Visagam festival, 18th May, 10am to 8pm at Thiru Subramaniyar Aalayam Temple, 69 Tidal Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022.
  • Girmit Diwas celebrations, 18th May, from 10am at Shiv Hall, 43 Holmes Road, Manurewa. Organized by SST Senior Citizens Association.
  • Bollywood Sunday: Free Bollywood workshops and performances at Karanga Plaza on 19th May, 1pm to 4pm at Karanga Plaza – Wynyard Quarter, Auckland (Near Silo Park and Te Whero Island). Organized by Aaja Nachle

21st to 31st May

  • South Island Mariamman Tirunaal, 24th May to 26th May at Shree Sanatan Dharam Hall, 19 St John Street, Woolston Christchurch.
  • The Contemporary Sikh with Sukhjit and Harjit, on 24th May, 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Ormiston Junior College, 285 Ormiston Road, Auckland 2016. This event will explore ideas around heritage, identity and what it means to be a Sikh in these contemporary times.
  • Indian Diaspora Night & Fundraising Dinner on 25th May 6.30pm at D’Grand Cabana, 21st Spartan Road, Takanini. Organized by Rotary Club of Papatoetoe Central. Tickets $100 which includes 3 course dinner.
  • Grand Trikuttu on 25th May, 7pm to 2am at Vedic Centre, 33 Glassgow Ave Papatoetoe Auckland by Auckland Trikuttu Group from South Auckland. Entry ticket $10. Kava, food, soft drinks and snacks will be sold on the day. Presented by Auckland Cultural Trust
  • Suneheri Yadein, Pancham Magic – Tribute to RD Burban, 25th May 6.30pm at Dorothy Winston Centre, Howe St, Auckland. Ticket $20, available at Spite Bazaar Flatbush, Patel Brothers Mt Roskill and Ton-in-town Food city Sandringham.
  • Vesak: Buddha’s Birthday celebration on 26th May, 9.30am to 11.30am at Auckland Zen Centre 50-52 Princes Street, Onehunga Auckland 1061.
  • Wesak Celebration 2019 on 26th May from 8.30am to 8pm at Auckland Buddhist Vihara, 29 Harris Rd, Mt. Wellington, Auckland
  • Miss World NZ 2019, on 26th May, 5pm onwards at Bruce Mason Centre, #1 The Promenade, Takapuna Beach, Auckland. Tickets $25 to $100 Contestants are as follows: Daniella, Chloe, Monnie, Eirian, Jessie, Nikita, Morgan, Lucy, Natalya, Tess, Emma and Jasmine. Miss World NZ 2019 will run from 5:00pm sharp to interval. After Interval, Mrs New Zealand will run to end of performance. Ticket holders are advised to be seated early as the event will run on time with no delays.
  • MEERA, Musical Theatre, for the first time in New Zealand. Six shows: 31st May 2pm, 31st May 7pm, 1st Jun 2pm, 1st Jun 6pm, 2nd Jun 2pm and 2nd Jun 6pm at ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 0800. This 16th century epic poetic story which will be adorned with the modern fabric of intelligent cinematography and latest technology is well set to become an epic stage show which will set ASB Waterfront Theatre on fire. Buy Tickets
June 2019
  • 31st May to 2nd June: MEERA, Musical Theatre, for the first time in New Zealand. Six shows: 31st May 2pm, 31st May 7pm, 1st Jun 2pm, 1st Jun 6pm, 2nd Jun 2pm and 2nd Jun 6pm at ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 0800. This 16th century epic poetic story which will be adorned with the modern fabric of intelligent cinematography and latest technology is well set to become an epic stage show which will set ASB Waterfront Theatre on fire. Buy Tickets
  • 1st June: IFTARI on 1st June, 5pm at Jamia Masjid Al Mustafa, 26 Mangere Road, Otahuhu Auckland
  • 1st June – 3rd June: Sangeethothsavam (Sangeet-Utsavam) 2019, Three days Carnatic Music Festival. at Orange Primary School Hall, 21 Rangipawa Rd One Tree Hill Auckland. Organized by New Zealand Carnatic Music Academy. Check or FB page for more info.
  • 2nd June: DJ Frenzy Live in Auckland, 2nd Jun 10pm to late night 3am at Pointers, 2 Lower Hobson st, 1010 Auckland. Tickets $29-$89.
  • 3rd June: Shani Jayanti prayers  pooja, abhishek and maha prasad on 3rd June, 7pm onwards at Ram Krishn Mandir, 25 Onslow Avenue Papatoetoe Auckland.
  • 4th June: Chand Raat Celebrations on 4th June, 7pm to 11pm at Zayed College for girls, 44 Westney Road , Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand 2022. Organized by Pakistan Association of New Zealand.
  • 6th June: NZ EID Day 2019, Eid Al-Fitr Prayer and Celebration on Eid day (as per announcement) from 8.30am to 4pm at Eden Park Stadium, Auckland
  • 5th June OR 6th June: Eid Al Fitr prayers, on 5th or 6th June, 7 am onwards Jamia Masjid Al Mustafa, 26 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland
  • 5th – 9th June: Ram Mandir Paat Utsav पाटोत्सव, 4th anniversary celebrations from 5th June to 9th June at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick Street, Henederson Auckland
  • 8th June: Rabindra, Nazrul, Sukanto Sondhya on 8th June, 7pm onwards at Spotlight Theatre, Tavern Lane, Papatoetoe, Auckland. Entry free. Organized by Probasee Bengalee Association of New Zealand
  • 13th June: Gayatri Jayanti Celebrations, 13th June 6pm at Gita Mandir, Bharat Bhawan 48 Kemp St Kilbirnie Wellington
  • 13th June: Workshop on New Zealand Biosecurity / quarantine rules -and how to communicate to friends/family in India, on 13th June, 7pm to 8pm at Wellington Indian Association Inc, 48 Kemp St Kilbirnie Wellington
  • 15th June: TAMASHA Bollywood party, dance and DJ on 15th June, 10pm till 3am at Skycity, Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland 1010. Organized by Bollywood Club.
  • 15th June: Mid-Winter Social Night on 15th Jun, 6.30pm onwards at 19 St Johns Road, Woolston Sanatan Hall, Christchurch. Organized by Christchurch Fiji Association. Admission $10 which includes dinner. Children under 12 goes free. Enjoy Dance, Gazal, Karaoke and more. Kava, chips, juice etc on sale.
  • 15th June – 28th June: YOGATHON NZ, Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) and Yoga, 14 days all over New Zealand starting 15th June 10am to 12noon at Bhartiya Mandir Community Hall, 258 Balmoral Road, Sandringham Auckland 1025. Hosted by Yogathon NZ – Health for Humanity. Register free.
  • 16th June: High Commission of India coordially invites all to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on Sunday, 16th June 2019 from 10.30am to 11.30 at Bharat Bhavan 48 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022. Please bring your yoga mat. Entry free.
  • 16th June: Mega celebration of 5th International Yoga Day on 16th Jun, 9.30am to 11.30am at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland. Please bring Yoga mat. Juice, tea & snacks will be available free. Supported by all major diaspora organizations.
  • 14th to 16th June: Hatha Yoga Programme, 14th to 16th June 2019 at Shanti Niwas Seniors Centre, 14 Spring Street, Onehunga, Auckland. (14th June: 6pm to 9.30pm, 15th & 16th June 5pm to 8.30pm).
  • 16th June: International Yoga Day on 16th Jun, 9am to 11am at Ormiston Senior College, 275 Ormiston Road Flat Bush Manukau Auckland. Explore Ashtang Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Hath Yoga. Please bring Yoga mat, rubber souled shoes and water bottle. Organized by India Association (Manukau) New Zealand. Free family event.

  • 21st to 23rd June: Akhand Path on the occasion of Parkash Purab of Guru Hargobind Sahib ji. Akhand paath from 21st June morning 9am to 23rd June 11am followed by kirtan and Guru ka langar (feast) at Wellington Gurudwara Sahib, 4-10 Vogel Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt City.
  • 22nd June: International Yoga Day Celebration Auckland 2019, on 22nd June at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall (Rocket Park) 773 New North Road, Auckland. Organized by Medidation New Zealand. Entry cost $10  (proceeds will support this event and Meditation New Zealand’s Free Prison and Community Programs) or free entry with a community services card.
  • 22nd June: Mardi Gras 2019: Ohakune, 22nd Jun, 5pm till mid night at Thames Street, Ohakune. click here for tickets. Presented by Audiology and ZM. Age restriction 18+.
  • 22nd June: Saili (साइँली), Nepali Movie. Screening in Auckland on 22nd June, 7pm to 9.30pm at Hollywood Avondale, 20 St. Georges Road Avondale auckland. Ticket $20 (General) and $15 (Student). Buy ticket on (Fund raising event)
  • 22nd June: Maa Bhagwati Jagran (Full night prayers) on 22nd Jun 7pm to 23rd Jun 6am at Maa Durga Temple 4/3 Onslow Ave Manukau. Starting with maha prasad (feast). All are welcome.
  • 23rd June: Mardi Gras 2019: Queenstown, 23rd Jun, 5pm till mid night at Coronet Peak, Queenstown. Click here for tickets. Presented by Audiology, ZM and Coronet Peak. Age restriction 18+
  • 23rd June: World Yoga Day celebration, 23rd June 11am to 12.30pm at Waitakere Hindi School-West Wing, 29 Rathgar Road, Auckland 0612. Entry Free.
  • 24th June: Career Guidance Workshop on 24th June 6.30pm to 8.30pm at St Johns Anglican Church Hall, 6 Chandler Ave, Royal Oak Auckland. Organized by Auckland Malayali Samajam
  • 28th – 29th – 30th June: Shakti: The Universal EnergyA dynamic dance work in celebration of women and their strength on 28th Jun 7.30pm to 9.30pm, 29th Jun 7.30pm to 9.30pm, 30th June 4pm to 6pm at Little Theatre, 2 Queens Dr, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region. Buy tickets Organized by Mudra Dance Company
  • 28th – 29th – 30th June: Bhartiya Mandir Patotsav. 28th June: Bhajan Sandhya & Mata ki chowki 5pm onwards. 29th June: Cultural evening 4pm onwards. 30th June: Patotsav Yagna from 10am followed by maha prasad (feast). All are welcome. Location: Bhartiya Mandir, 252-254 Balmoral Road, Mt Albert, Auckland.
  • 29th June: Suryaputra – Karna (सूर्यपुत्र कर्ण), Musical Dance Drama (story is based on the Indian epic that extols the life of Karna and times of Lord Krishna) on 29th Jun, 6pm to 9pm at Dorothy Winston Centre, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, Gate 2, 16 Howe St, Newton, Auuckland. Tickets $25. Organized by Anuradha’s School of Indian Dances. Performance by over 80 students of the school.
  • 29th June: Bollywood Factor Talent Search 2019, on 29th June, 7pm to 11pm at Manurewa Netball Centre, 95 Browns Road, Auckland 2102. This show provides the platform for our young professional, amateur, upcoming and aspiring bollywood talents who wants to make career in singing, dancing, performance, modeling, fasion, glamour etc. For ths first time witness the battle between giants from Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and India.
  • 30th June: Rock-n-Raaga, An Indian Musical Extravaganza featuring Ronkini Gupta on 30th Jun, 6.30pm at Dorothy Winstone Centre, 16 Howe St Auckland. Tickets available on and Yogijis Food Mart and Lotus Supermarket
July 2019

5th to 8th July: 2019 Australia & New Zealand Buddhist Youth Conference, 5th Jul to 8th Jul, 9am to 5pm at Fo Ghang Shan Buddhist Temple, 16 Stancombe Road, Flat Bush, Auckland 2016

6th July: Sonu Nigam Live in Concert, with live orchestra 6th Jul, 7pm to 11pm at Logan Cambell Centre, 217 Greenlane Rd West, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand 1051. Tickets: $59-$100.

6th July: Sudarshana Jayanthi celebrations on 6th July from 10am to afternoon at Sri Balaji Temple, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton

6th July: Kalolsavam 2019, cultural program on 6th Jul 8.30am onwards at Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, 524 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland. Organized by Auckland Malayali Samajam

6th July: Canterbury Tamil Society’s Mid-Winter Celebrations, 6th July, 6pm to 9pm at Templeton Community Centre, 64 Kirk Road, Templeton, Christchurch 8042. Free admission, open to all. Bring a plate of vegetarian food to share.

7th July: Vyasa Puja Celebrations, 7th July 11.30am onwards Homages, Pushpanjali, Guru Puja followed by prasadam at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, 1229 coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu 0892 Auckland.

13th July: Gopa Kuteeram Day, 13th Jul, 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 8.30pm at Mount Eden Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road, Auckland. Organized by Global Organization for Divinity NZ. Engage, Explore adn Experience India in this spiritual fest that will showcase places of worships, Gurus, India’s vibrant colours and diversity.

16th July: Guru poornima Celebrations, 16th July 6.45pm followed by feast at Shiv Mandir 43 Holmes Road. All are welcome.

16th July: My Year with Helen, 16th Jul 6pm special fundraiser session followed by Q+A with the director Gaylene Preston. All funds raised will go to Shakti’s ethnic communities support and women’s refuges. At Academy Cinemas, Central Library Building, 44 Lorne St Auckland City

17th July: An Evening with Arundhati Roy, 17th July 7pm to 8.15pm at victory Convention Centre, 98 Beaumont St, Freemans Bay Auckland 1010. Organized & Presented by Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tamaki in association with ACLALS Auckland 2019

17th July: Guru Purnima program at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick St, Henderson Auckland on 17th Jul, 7pm onwards. Prayers, arti, bhajan, satsang and feast (maha prasad).

18th Aug: Hindola / Jhula Utsav starting 18th Aug upto 17th Aug at Bhartiya Mandir, 252-254 Balmoral Road Mt Albert Sandringham Auckland

18th Jul to 17th Aug: Hindola Utsav at ISSO Swminarayan Temple 10-12 Wentworth Ave, Papatoetoe, Manukau Auckland, 2025

19th and 20th July; Ratri before Navratri – Garba Dandiya event on 19th and 20th July, 7.30pm onwards at Mahatma Gandhi Center, 145 New north Road, Eden Terrace Auckland 1021. Buy Tickets

20th July – 17th Aug: Hindola Utsav from 20th July to 17th Aug at ISSO Swaminarayan Hindu Temple Hamilton, 6pm onwards followed by aarti, prayers, nitya niyam and feast (maha prasad) at Wintec City Campus, Hall A1.04 Tristram Street Hamilton

20th July: Bombay Talkies: Horn-OK-Please (DJ and Bollywood Dance party) on 20th Jul from 11.30 till 4am at The Chamberlain, 52 Tyler Street, Auckland 1010.

20th July: Sounds of India 2019 on 20th July 6.30pm to 10pm (doors open at 6pm), featuring Sitar Maestro Dhruv Bedi accompanied on tabla by Basant Madhur and Akhil Madhur. At Dorothy Winston Centre, Auckland Girls Grammer School, Gate 2, 16 Howe St, Auckland. Ticket $30 (Reserved numbered sitting) and $20 for general admissions. 

20th July: Family Fun Day 2019 on 20th July 10am to 2pm. Workshops, kids programs, dance, painting and more at Mt Roskill War Memorial, Auckland. Organized by Auckland Tamil Association. Free entry.

20th July: Guru Poornima Celebrations, 20th July 7am onwards. Arti, Bhajan, katha, skit and prayers. Prasad (feast) will be served in afternoon adn evening. Organized by Shri shirdi Saibaba Sansthan of NZ Inc at Athia Samaj Hall, 37 Selwyn St, Onehunga Auckland. Please note, temple is in renovation until end of August 2019.

26th July: AUM Mindwinter Warmup 2019, 26th July 7pm to 4am (next day morning) at Studio The Venue 340 Karangahape Road (K-Road) Auckland 1010. Tickets at

26th July: Arabian Night: Experience a night in the Middle-East with your family, friends & colleagues on 26th July 5.30pm onwards at Top of the Park, Alexandra Park, Corner of Green Lane West and Manukau Road, Auckland 1051. Organizer of the event ‘Alexandra Park’ are are extremely excited to host the first ever Arabian Night! Let your senses get carried into a world of rich culture and mystical wonder, whilst the all-you-can-eat buffet transports your taste buds to the Middle-East  Book online

27th July: Harbhajan Mann Live in Auckland on 27th Jul, 7pm to 10pm at Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2014.

27th July: Miss India Worldwide NZ 2019 and Mrs India NZ 2019 on 27th Jul 6pm onwards at Papakura Auckland. Ticket $35 to $45

27th July: Stand up comedy show Manish Tyagi LIVE on 27th Jul, 6.30pm at St Cuthbert’s College, 122 Market Road, Epson Auckland. Buy tickets online

27th July: Gurmat Competitions – Kirtan, Speech (Sakhi on Gurus history), Shudh Gurbani Recitation (Ardaas and paath), Sikh Art, Writing competition, Poem and Dastar Bandi for children under age 16 on 27th Jul, 9.30am to 4pm. Prize distribution on 28th July, 9.30am to 2pm during Anniversary celebration diwan at Gurudwara Sri Guru Harkrishna Sahibji, 4/3034 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600

August 2019

3rd Aug: Kalaimamani Shree Veeramani Raju Live in concert in Hamilton on 2nd Aug, 6.30pm at Sri balaji Temple Hamilton followed by special puja. devotees are requested to bring plate of prasadam and flowers. Organized by Tamil Society Waikato and Sri Balaji Temple Hamilton

2nd Aug: Party with Karan Aujla, Deep Jandu & Lavi Jandali on 2nd Aug, 8pm onwards at The Grand Cabana, 21 Spartan Road, Takanini, Auckland. Meet & Greet Venue: Anchor Drink & Dine on 1st Aug, 8 pm onwards, address: Shed 23, Princess Wharf, 145 Quay St, Auckland, 1010.

3rd Aug: Party Punjabi Style with Karan Aujla, Deep Jandu and Lavi Jandali on 3rd Aug, 9pm onwards at 10 Garlands Road Woolston, Christchurch. Meet and Greet at Zyka Indian Cuisine Restaurant, 71 Ilam Road, Christchurch.

3rd Aug: Bhai Mardana Music Festival (on the special occassion of Guru Nanak Devji’s 550th birthday) on 3rd Aug, 6pm to 10pm at Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland. Langar (free dinner feast) will be provided. Buy tickets

3rd Aug: Kalaimamani Shree Veeramani Raju Live in concert in Auckland on 3rd Aug, 5pm to 8.30pm at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill Auckland 1041 followed by dinner. Organized by Auckland Tamil Association in association with Auckland Malayali Hindu Samajam with support of Sri Balaji Temple Hamilton

3rd Aug: Rafi-Kishore-Mukesh Night-3, tribute to the legends on 3rd aug, 6.30pm onwards at Dorothy Winstone Centre, 16 Howe St, Newton Auckland. Live band, Free parking. Ticket $25 available at Patel Brothers, Lotus Supermarket, Bake & Beans.

3rd Aug: Auckland Malayali Samajam Badminton Tournament 3rd Aug, 8am to 5pm at Li-Ning NZ Bandminton centre, 443 East Tamaki Road, East Tamaki Auckland. Last day of registration is 28th July.

4th Aug: Kalaimamani Shree Veeramani Raju Live in concert in Wellington on 4th Aug, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville Wellington followed by vegetarian dinner. Presented by Wellington Ayyappan New Zealand Seva Samajam

4th Aug: Onam Vegetarian Annual feast 2019, 4th Aug 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Ela Cuisine, 39-41 Elliott Street, Auckland, 1010. Buy tickets

9th Aug: The Kiwi-Indian Hall of Fame Award – 2019, 9th Aug at CORDIS, Auckland.

10th Aug: Teeyan Da Mela 2019 popular festival event of Christchurch on 10th Aug 5pm to 9pm at YMCA Bishopdale
13A Bishopdale Court, Christchurch. Teeyan (ਤੀਆਂ / तीयाॅ / तीज) is the Punjabi name of the festival of Teej which is celebrated in Punjab, Rajasthan, UP, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and many other states in India & Nepal, which is dedicated to the onset of the monsoon and focuses on daughters and sisters all around the world! Cultural performances, food, dancing, music and something for everyone to enjoy. Ticket $15, pay at event.

10th Aug: Indian Independence Celebration organized by Indian Diaspora in Auckland – various associations celebrating together, 10th Aug, 10.30am onwards at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland. Free entry, Free parking, Great food, fun and entertainment.

10th Aug: Indi King Dance Plus Superstars featuring Punit Pathak with Chetan Salunkhe, Piyush and Shazia on 10th Aug, 5.30pm to 10.30pm at Victory Convention Centre, 98 Beaumont St Freemans Bay Auckland 1010.

10th Aug: Master Saleem, Sufi-Traditional-Bhangra Music event on 10th Aug 7.30pm to 11pm at D Grand Cabana 21 Spartan Road, Takanini, Auckland. Organized by Pal Productions NZ

11th Aug: Master Saleem music performance at Mata ki chowki Bhajan on 10th Aug 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Bhartiya Mandir, 252-254 Balmoral Road Mt Albert Sandringham Auckland. Organized by Bhartiya Mandir and Pal Productions NZ

14th Aug: A Concert of traditional Indian Music on 14th Aug 1pm to 2pm at Marama Hall, Union St East, Dunedin 9016. Ticket $3-$7 pay at event. Hosted by School of Performing Arts, University of Otago

15th Aug: Sri Balaram Purnima celebration, 15th aug, 5.30pm at Hare Krishna Centre, 38 Bealey Ave, Christchurch

15th Aug: India’s Independence Day celebration on 15th Aug, 10.15am to 12noon at Bharat bhawan, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington. High Commission of India, Wellington is celebrating India’s Independence Day on Thursday, 15 AUGUST, 2019. All Indian Nationals / Persons of Indian origin / Friends of India are cordially invited to attend. Kindly reach the venue by 10.15 am

15th Aug: Indian Independence Day: Flag hoisting at Indian Embassy, Indian High Commission offices and various Indian associations across New Zealand

15th Aug: Indian Independence Day Flag Hoisting ceremony, 15th Aug 7.15am at Bombay Bazaar 328 Tuam St, Christchurch 8011

15th Aug: Auckland Museum lighting up in Indian flag tricolor on 15th Aug, 5pm onwards at Auckland Domain, Parnell. Free entry, food and fun, family event.

15th Aug: Special Curry Night Indian cuisine on 15th Aug 5pm to 10pm at Bombay Palace, 145 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes

17th Aug: JAI HO, Indian Independence Day Bollywood Party, 17th Aug, 10pm till late at D4 ON ALLEN, 25 Allen street, Wellington. Tickets online $15, door sales $20. Organized by Privilege Bollywood.

17th Aug: Sri Lankan Drumming – Hutt Winter Festival, 17th Aug 2pm to 2.45pm at Lower Hutt Event Centre, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region. General Admission free.

17th Aug; Indian Classical Dance – Hutt Winter Festival, 17th Aug 4.45pm to 5.15pm at Lower Hutt Event Centre, 30 Laings Road , Lower Hutt, Wellington Region. General Admission free.

17th Aug: Bengali Play “SHORKARI OFFICER” on 17th Aug, 6.30pm at Playhouse Theatre, 15 Glendale Road, Glen Eden Auckland 0602. Organized by Probasee Bengalee Association of New Zealand

21st Aug: Friends Talk with Radhika Raghav on 21st Aug 10.30am to 11.30am at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The octagon, Dunedin 9016. Radhika Raghav Ph.D. candidate in Art History and Visual Culture, University of Otago, will talk on an aspect of her thesis that relates to the influential late nineteenth-century artist, Raja Ravi Varma, and how his painted heroines became models for both the Indian Nationalist politics and Indian cinema. Radhika also discusses the fact that mainstream Hindi cinema continues to draw on Varma’s images even 100 years later.

23rd Aug: Ayurveda & Women’s Health Workshop, 23rd Aug 7pm to 9pm at Yoga Ground, 37 Reece Crescent, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes

24th Aug: Indian Independence program on 24th Aug, 5.30pm to 8.30pm at Mohoao Hall, Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd, Halswell Christchurch 8025. Organized by Canterbury Indian Tamil Association. Ticket Adult $10, Children 5-12yr $5.  Program followed by tasty Indian food.

23rd, 24th, 25th Aug: Mrs Krishnan’s Party, Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. 23rd Aug: 11am to 12.15pm, 23rd aug 7pm to 8.15pm, 24th Aug 7pm to 8.15pm, 25th Aug 4pm to 5.15pm

Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Celebrations starting mid August


24th Aug: Indian Independence Day celebrations, 24th Aug 5.30pm to 8.30pm at Mohoao Hall, Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025. Organized by Canterbury Indian Tamil Association.

24th Aug: Ladies Cultural Night 2019 on 24th Aug, 6pm to 11.30pm at Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand 2014 hosted by Woman Care Trust. Entry ticket $10.

25th Aug: Eid Ul Adha celebration and Football match: 25th Aug 12.50pm to 4pm at Sunnyvale Park, Main South Road, Green Island. Presented by The Otago Muslim Association Inc in association with Dunedin Police and Dunedin Tamil Society

25th Aug: Dahi Handi – Matki Phod Mahotsav at Auckland on 25th Aug organized by Maa Durga Temple, Manukau. Free bus service provided. Please reach at Maa Durga Temple before 9am on 25th Aug.

  • Swami Narayan Mandir, Papatoetoe: 10am
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Avondale
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Onehunga
  • Bhartiya Mandir, Sandringham
  • Maa Durga Temple, Manukau

28th Aug: Diversity Awards NZ Gala dinner 2019, 28th Aug 6pm to 11pm at Cordis Auckland, 83 Symonds St Auckland 1010. Celebrating the important work New Zealand organisations are doing to help create inclusive workplaces in a diverse Aotearoa New Zealand.

30th Aug & 1st Sep: Parkash Diwas Shri Guru Granth Sahib, Gurpurab Samagam. Akhandpath Sahib arambh 30th Aug at Gurudwara Nanaksar New Zealand, 100-106 Great South Road, Manurewa Auckland 2102. For details check FB page

31st Aug:Teej Together” Teej (3rd lunar day) festival on 31st aug 6pm to 10pm at Freeman’s Bay Community Hall, 52 Hepburn St Ponsonby auckland 1011. Hosted by New Zealand Nepal society

31st Aug:Usha Kallianpurkar – Fifth Mohan Nadkarni Memorial Concert with Samir Bhalodkar and Manjit Singh on 31st Aug, 6pm to 9pm at Grey Lynn Library Hall, 474 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland. Free entry, register on FB page for catering and seating purpose. Organized by Mohan Nadkarni Foundation in association with MIGHT-I

31st Aug: Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji da pehla Parkash Purab special program on 31st Aug 5am onwards at Gurudwara Sri Guru Harkishan Sahib 4/3034 Great North Road, New Lynn Auckland 0600.


September 2019

Ganesh Festival / Vinayaka Festival starting 2nd Sep

6th Sep: Lets Go Garba (Aavo to ramwa-ne, Garbe Ghumva-ne) – Garba dance on 6th Sep, 7pm to mid night at Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand 1071. Free event, Live bank, Delicious food counters.

7th Sep: ONAM Thiruvonam Celebrations on 7th Sep, 10am till afternoon followed by lunch at Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, 12-18 Princess Street, Onehunga Auckland. Ticket for lunch / Sadhya: $15 above 12 yers, $10 from 5-12 years. Kids upto 5 years goes free. Organized by Auckland Malayali Hindu Samajam

7th Sep: Rangtaali 2019, Dandia-Raas-DJ-Garba by Aishwarya Majumdar, 7th Sep, 7pm to 11.30pm at Mahatma Gandhi Center, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021. Presented by Yuva Gujarat, Gujarat Association of Australia. Tickets online $25, venue $30

Navratri Dandiya starts much before the festival. The first day of Navaratri is 29th Sep

8th Sep: Onam Sadya, 8th Sep 4pm onwards at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021. Organized by Auckland Malayali Samajam

8th Sep: Samundra Yatra and Ganesh visarjan, 8th Sep at 1.30pm from Ferry Terminas Auckland CBD (to be confirmed)

8th Sep: Pukekohe Country Market, 8th Sep 10am to 2pm at Pukekohe Indian Association Centre, 57 Ward Street, Pukekohe, Auckland. Great range of high quality boutique stalls at Pukekohe’s very own country market. Family friendly, dogs allowed, EFTPOS available.

14th Sep: Raga Music & Chants of India 2 on 14 Sep 4pm to 6pm at The Light Room, 325 Maunganui Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. A divine meditation experience with accomplished musicians and classical instruments from India. Performance, Meditation, Kirtan, Mantra, Chanting and Chai.

14th Sep: VARNAM Colours Dance performance on 14th Sep 6.30pm at Kavanagh College Auditorium, 340 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016. Organized by Natyaloka with special appearance by RASA Dance crew. Tickets $10/$5 (kids aged 3-18) available at or cash only door sale.

20th Sep: Dewang Patel Dance festival – Navratri Mahotsav 2019 at Christchurch

21st Sep: Navratri Dandiya with Devang patel, 21st Sep 7pm onwards at S-Energy Sports Club, 3/44 Portage road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600. Tickets online $20, venue $25

21st Sep: Mrs Universe New Zealand Pageant Finals, 21st Sep at 7.30pm at Ellerslie Event Centre, 80 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland. Tickets $45-$80

21st Sep: Annual Children’s Charity Show 2019 organized by Waitakere Hindi School on 21st Sep, 6pm to 10pm at Waitakere Hindi School-West Wing, 29 Rathgar Road, Auckland 0612.

21st Sep: AANANDAM, Indian classical dance and music performance on 21st Sep, 7pm to 10pm at Cashmere High School 172 Rose St, Christchurch 8024. Hosted by Revathi Performing Arts

21st Sep: Punjabi Virsa 2019, 25th Anniversary of Manmohan Waris singing Live in auckland with Kamal Heer and sangtar on 21st Sep 7.30pm at Vodafone Event Centre, 770 Great South Road, Manukau Auckland 2014. Tickets $15.

28th Sep: Vegan Vibes 2019, 28th Sep 10am to 4pm at Vegan Vibes Soper Reserve, Mount Maunganui 3116. Tickets $10-$15

28th Sep: Maha Bathukamma 2019, 28th Sep 4pm at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd Auckland. Organized by Telangana Jagruti New Zealand

October 2019

2nd Oct: Celebrating the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Event on 2nd Oct, 10.30am at Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Wellington Railway Station (alternative venue in the event of rain: Level 13, Ranchhod tower, 102 Lambton Quay) Wellington. Light refreshments will be served. Organized by High Commission of India to New Zealand and Wellington City Council.

2nd Oct: Gandhi Jayanti celebration, 2nd Oct 7pm at Mahatma Gandhi Center, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021. Organized by Gandhi Gruh Gujarati School, Auckland Indian Association.

5th Oct: ARJUN Live in Auckland Featuring Charlie / Jerome / Desi Crew on 5th Oct, 10pm to 3.30 mid night at La Zeppa 33 Drake Street, Victoria Park Market, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

5th OctMulti cultural Diwali Festival 20195th Oct, 12noon to 8pm at Charles Street, Off Great South Road, Papatoetoe Auckland. Organized by Auckland Indian Retailers association, Papatoetoe Maukau 2025 New Zealand

5th Oct: Dashain Aayo 2019, Nepali-Indian-Bhutanese festival. Nepali Musical and stand up comedy night with Sandeep Chhetri and Sugam Pokharel on 5 Oct, 5pm to 10pm at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar 15 Howe Street, Auckland. Hosted by New Zealand Nepal Society

6th Oct: Nepali Musical and stand up comedy night with Sandeep Chhetri and Sugam Pokharel on 6th Oct, 5pm at St Margaret’s College (Charles Luney Auditorium) 12 Winchester St, Merivale Christchurch. Organized by New Zealand Friendship Society of Canterbury (NNZFSC), Non Resident Nepalese Association New Zealand (NRNA NZ) and New Zealand Nepali Society (NZNS)

6th Oct: International Kabaddi Cup on 6th Oct 2pm to 5pm at Takanini Primary School Ground, Auckland. More than 45 international Kabaddi players. Organized by Sports Committee of Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand

6th Oct: Bengali comedy drama “Dhusturi Maya” written by Rajshekhar Basu, scripted by Swastika on 6th Oct, 8pm onwards at Blockhouse Bay Community Center, 524 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600. Organized by Nandan – Indian Bengali Association in New Zealand

12th Oct: Fiji Day 2019 Celebration in Auckland, 12th Oct, 9am to 5pm at Mangere Center Park, 101 Robertson Road, Mangere Auckland. Traditional Fiji delights, food, curries and much more. Organized by Fiji Community in Auckland

12th Oct: Chandra Aahe Sakshila चन्द्र आहे साक्षीला, Music, food and fellowship night on 12th Oct, 7pm to mid night at Green Bay High School, Performing Arts Centre, 161 Godley Street, Greenbay, Auckland. Organized by Migrant Heritage Charitable Trust

12th Oct CANCELLED: Dussehra 2019 on 12th Oct, 2pm to 9pm at Alexandra Park (Corner of Greenlane West road and Manukau Road), Epson, Auckland. Organized by Maa Durga Temple Auckland

12th & 13th Oct: Auckland Diwali Festival 2019, from 12th Oct 12noon to 13th Oct 9pm at Aotea Square, 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland 1010. Performances, food stalls, craft stalls, fireworks and much more. Click here to know more

13th Oct: Interfaith Prayers for World Peace, 13th Oct 2pm to 4pm at New Zealand World Peace Bell Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch  8014. Hosted by Canterbury Interfaith Society

17th Oct: Karwa Chauth (Karva Choth) puja 17th Oct 3pm onwards at at Bhartiya Mandir, 252-254, Mt Albert Sandringham, Auckland

19th Oct: The majestic KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath), live concert in Auckland on 19th Oct, from 7.30pm at Logan Campbell Centre, 217 Greenland Rd West Auckland. Organized by PAL production and 4U Entertainment NZ.

19th Oct: Hare Krishna Diwali 2019 on 19th Oct 4pm to 9pm at Hare Krishna Diwali, 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu, New Zealand 0892

19th Oct: Festival of Cultures Finale on 19th Oct 10am to 3pm at Majestic Square, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, 4540. Festival started 28th Sep

19th Oct: Udasi Walk, walk in the footsteps of Guru Nanak Sahib to celebrate his 550th birthday. 19th Oct, 10.30am onwards along the Hutt River near Avalon Park Wellington. The walk is the Hutt River Trail along Harcourt Werry Drive. (If raining, the postponed date will be 26th Oct). Organized by New Zealand Sikh society (Wellington) Inc.

20th Oct: Waitakere Diwali Mela 2019, 20th Oct 10.30am to 10pm at The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson Auckland 0610. Fun filled live performances, food stalls, craft and fireworks display.

25th Oct: Arabian Night Souq, 25th Oct 6pm to 8.30pm at Mefco Mediterranean Food Company 125 Main South Road, Christchurch 8042

26th Oct: Dunedin’s Diwali Celebrations 2019, 26th Oct at Lower Octagon, Dunedin 9016 Public art Gallery, Otago Museum. Food, Fun, Performances, Rangoli, Mehendi, Workshops (saree draping, turban wrapping, Indian dance, Music) and more.

26th Oct: Diwali with Sidhu Moosewala Live in Auckland at Diwali Mela on 26th Oct 7.30pm at Vodafone Events Centre 770 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand 2014. Ticket $60-150 buy online

26th Oct: Namaste Wellington Diwali Fest 2019 on 26th Oct 12noon to 9pm at Wellington Indian Association Inc 48 Kemp Street, Wellington 6022

November 2019

2nd NovShubhmangal 2019 Deepawali, 2nd Nov 7pm at 60 Shirley Road, Christchurch. Organized by Christchurch Fiji Association

2nd NovDeepawali & Ankut Utsav, 2nd Nov 6pm onwards followed by maha prasad (feast) at Wintec City Campus, Hall A1.04, Tristram Street Hamilton. Organized Shri Swami Narayan Temple ISSO Hamilton

2nd NovDeepavali Festival of Light Cultural Show, 2nd Nov 4pm to 6pm at Newlands Community Center, 9 Bachelor St, Wellington. In support of Kurinchi Kumaran Temple Wellington.

2nd Nov: Kodai Vizha, variety of entertainments with cultural events on 2nd NoV, 5.30pm to 9.30pm at Freemansbay Community Centre, 52 Hepburn St, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011. Organized by Muthamil sangam.

2nd Nov: Please note: Sandringham Village Street Festival 2019 which was scheduled on 2nd Nov is POSTPONED. Check FB page for latest updates.

3rd Nov: Waihi Vegetarian Festival 2019, 3rd Nov 10am to 3pm at Waihi Academy, 132 Landlyst Road RD1, Waihi 3681

3rd Nov: Whangarei Vegan Expo, 3rd Nov 10am to 4pm at Forum North, 7 Rust Ave, Vinetown, Whangarei, Northland 0140

9th Nov: Tulsi Vivah programs organized in most of the temples across New Zealand

9th Nov: Canterbury Turban Day 2019, 9th Nov 12noon to 3pm at Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011

10th Nov to 23rd Nov: National celebration of Eid Milad-un-nabi 2019. 10th Nov 11am: New Zealand Muslim League, 45 Bandon St, Hamilton. 15 Nov 6pm: West auckland Masjid recreation center, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson Auckland. 17th Nov 10am: South Auckland Muslim Association, Malaeola Community Centre, 16 Waokuri Place Mangere. 23rd Nov 6.30pm: Avondale Islamic Centre, Tait St, Blockhouse Bay Auckland.

12th Nov: Celebrations on 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

16th NovDunedin Tamil Society Deepavali Event, 16th Nov, 4pm to 7.30pm at Union Hall, University of Otago, 640 Cumberland Street, North Dunedin

17th Nov: Parnell Festival of Roses 2019, 17th Nov, 10.30am to 4pm at Parnell rose Gardens – Dove Myer Robinson Park Auckland. Organized by Waitemata Local Board.

17th Nov: Celebrating the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib (The founder of Sikhism) on 17th Nov, morning till afternoon followed by Langar (community meal) at 1pm at Wellington gurudwara Sahib, 4 Vogel Street, Naenae, Wellington.

22nd to 24th Nov: 2019 Hauora Yoga Conference, 22nd Nov to 24th Nov at AUT University, North Shore, Auckland. Main focus of a conference is education of yoga professionals (although any yogi is welcome!). Click here to know more, conference schedule, accommodation and registration info.

23rd Nov: Shri Srinivasa Kalyanam (Tirupati Balaji) on 23rd Nov, 5pm onwards at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Temple Onehunga Auckland

23 Nov & 29th Nov: Murder at Hotel Balle Balle – Dinner Theatre at its best, on 23rd Nov & 29th Nov, 7.30pm – 11.55pm at Red Shed Palazzo, 16 Jesmond Rd, Drury, Auckland. Tickets $90.12

23rd & 24th Nov: A Very Welly Christmas, Wellington Christmas celebrations at Lambton Quay on 23rd Nov 12noon to 6pm and 24th Nov, 12noon to 5pm. Carols in Midland Park on 23rd Nov 6pm to 8pm

24th NovWellington Diwali Festival of light Celebrations, 1.30pm to 9.15pm at TSB Arena and Shed 6 Wellington. Gold Coin Entry. Indian vegetarian food stalls, traditional & contemporary dance, Music and fashion, Arts, Crafts and Henna stalls. celebrations will close at 9.15pm with the Cottrell Law fireworks at Frank Kitts Park promenade.

24th Nov: Christmas Market 2019, 24th Nov 10am to 3pm at Pukekohe Indian Association Centre (PIA Event Centre), 59 Ward Street, Pukekohe, Auckland

24th Nov: Farmers Santa Parade 2019, 24th Nov 1pm at Queens Street Auckland followed by amazing stage entertainment, food and lot more for whole family at Santa Party, Aotea Square Queens Street Auckland from 2.30pm to 5.30pm


December 2019

1st Dec: Santa Parade Kilbirnie, 1st Dec. Parade starts 10.30am, Entertainment on Bay Road from 9am to 12noon. Kilbirnie/Lyall Bay Community Centre, 56-58 Bay Road, Kilbirnie 6022

1st Dec: Upper Hutt Santa Parade 2019, on 1st Dec, 3pm to 4pm at Main Street Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region

1st Dec: Palmerston North Christmas Parade, 1st Dec, 12noon to 4pm at The Square, Palmerston North

7th Dec: Christmas In the Square 2019 – Celebrating 25 Years, 7th Dec 4pm to 9.15pm at The Square, Palmerston North

7th Dec: Annual Ratha – Yatra, 7th Dec, 11am to 3pm at Queens Street followed by picnic to Mission Bay. Gather at 11am at fort Street, yatra start midday. Organized by ISKCON Auckland

14th Dec: Mainstreet Whanganui Christmas Parade, 14th Dec, 2pm to 3pm at Victoria Ave, Whanganui

25th Dec: Special Christmas day prayers organized in all Churches across New Zealand.

25th Dec: Canterbury Tamil Society Christmas annual picnic, 25th Dec, 10am onwards at Picnic Area 2, The Groynes, 160 Johns Road, Northwood, Christchurch 8051.

31st Dec / 1st Jan: 2020 NYE Fireworks, 31st Dec 6pm to 1am (1st Jan) at Auckland CBD. Hosted by WhatsOn Auckland

31st Dec / 1st Jan: New Year Eve programs across New Zealand

31st Dec: Bollywood NYE, Live sensational bollywood acts, DJ and clear view of Sky Tower for midnight fireworks. 31st Dec 7pm onwards at iVillage At Victoria Indian Kitchen & Bar, 210-218 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010,