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Celebrating Cultural DiverCity this Saturday

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Head to the Soundshell this Saturday for a wonderful event showcasing Napier’s many multi-cultural communities.

Celebrating Cultural DiverCity, which will run from 10am to 2pm, features food stalls, dancing, drumming, singing and dancing performances, family friendly activities and kids’ entertainment.

Countries and continents represented include Brazil, the Czech Republic, Thailand, China, India, Hawaii, Africa, Indonesia, Scotland and New Zealand.

Organisations such as Plunket, Fire and Emergency NZ, Neighbourhood Support, Multicultural Association, New Zealand Red Cross, and Citizens Advice Bureau Napier will also have stalls set up featuring useful information and more than a few goodies.

Celebrating Cultural DiverCity has been organised by a sub-group of the Hawke’s Bay Settlement Forum. The Forum, comprising 12 agencies, including Napier City Council, with the goal of working together to strengthen, support and collaborate on matters relating to international newcomers in the region.

For many years, the Council has celebrated diversity but this is the first year this has been done in such a public way, says Rizwaana Latif, Forum Chair.

"The migrant community of Napier values this support, and we want to celebrate this by bringing together the people of the many diverse groups that we have here. What better way than through food and dance?"

If wet, this event will be postponed to 26 May. See the Napier City Council Facebook event page for updates:

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