150th Celebrations




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Get Involved


Organise Your Own Celebrations

We are looking for volunteers who would like to get involved in sharing the message of 150 Years of Polish Communities in New Zealand. This Polish-New Zealand history is not well-known and we’d like to change that!

We need help to write grant applications, sponsorship offers, PR releases, connect with people keen to share their stories, post goodies, order balloons, run social media, etc… We can make videos, design cool things and use skills or passions you have. Email 150years@polishcommunity.org.nz to get in touch.

You can be located anywhere in New Zealand, Poland or anywhere in the world. We look forward to hearing from all helpful souls!

Think about your Polish link … or stories related to a trip to Poland, Polish colleagues or other Polish encounters: funny, happy, sad, surprising, story of love etc. Maybe you would like to celebrate your “Polishness” with your friends and family or share your Polish story or do something around your hobby.

Any celebration format is fantastic. What about Polish group of marathon runners, or a Polish bridge tournament in a retirement village? What about building a Polish plane model or reading that Polish history book you always planned to?

We would like to share small and big celebrations, reward you with some free goodies, and/or publish them in the event calendar. 

Take Part Around the Country

The Polish Association in New Zealand Incorporated is based in Wellington.  Our online 150th activities are for everyone, but to learn more about the 150th activities organised by other, independent Polish organisations around New Zealand, especially in Christchurch and Dunedin where these ships made land, please use the following links:

Poles Down South – 150 Years Polish People in New Zealand.     150yearspolesdownsouth.nz

This website hosted by the  Polish Heritage of Otago and Southland Charitable Trust is dedicated to the 150th anniversary and contains information about other groups around New Zealand and their activities.

 Polish Heritage of Otago and Southland Charitable Trust  

The Polish Association in Christchurch  
Between the Waters – Polish Legacy in New Zealand Charitable (based in Christchurch) Trust 
Polish Genealogical Society, Taranaki rayjos@slingshot.co.nz (Inglewood)
Polish Community Trust Bay of Plenty  
Auckland Polish Association 
Polish Heritage Trust Museum 


Follow Us & Share on Social Media

Your donation can support this public campaign by funding advertising costs, free goodies to engage people, postage and the like.  This will help our Wellington-based organisation to reach a wider range of Kiwis.  Thank you in advance for your support, please send donations to:

Polish Association in NZ


Please use “150Years” as a donation reference.

Remember to email us so that we can provide a donation receipt.

To learn about what we are doing, see what you can take part in and share the celebration with family and friends.

We have decided on #150polishnz hashtag. You can find us on:

Instagram (just starting)
You Tube (just starting)

We are working on a new website with more functionality and we hope to have a wider range of celebration goodies and merchandising to sell and give away.  

Get in touch

Krzyś (Chris) Dzikiewicz
Project Coordinator
Polish Association in New Zealand Inc