Upcoming Indian and Indian subcontinental Events, Festivals and Celebrations in New Zealand.

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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: 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.

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


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: 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 trybooking.co.nz 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

October 2019

5th Oct: Multi cultural Diwali Festival 2019, 5th Oct, 12noon to 8pm organized by Auckland Indian Retailers association, Papatoetoe Maukau 2025 New Zealand

5th OctDashain 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)

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 & 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

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.

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.

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

November 2019

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

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.

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

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


February 2020



March 2020

New Zealand’s International Yoga Festival 2020, 5th to 8th March at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland 0632. YOGA – MEDITATION – MUSIC – WISDOM TALKS

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We try to cover upcoming Indian events in New Zealand of all the types (Music, Dance, Yoga, Gathering etc) and of all the religions (Baishakhi, Budhha Purnima, Christmas, Diwali, Easter, Eid, Holi, Janmashtami, Lohri, Mahavir Jayanti, Maha Shivratri, Karwa Chauth, Parsi New Year, Ram Navmi and many more).

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