In collaboration with the Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council as the closing ceremony for Race Relations Week, Kotahitaka Day celebrates New Zealand’s diversity, together as one nation.
Pronounced Kor-tah-hee-tucker, and meaning unity, Kotahitaka Day marks the anniversary of the Christchurch terror attacks and Otago Anniversary weekend. Both anniversaries speak to the heritage and diversity of New Zealand. Spurred on by horror and tragedy, but responded to by collaboration, love and trust, we hope Kotahitaka Day will be an annual celebration nationwide.
Traditional kiwi and multicultural foods will be available or bring your own picnic. Enjoy performances representing a circumnavigation of the world, culminating in the Pacific Islands and NZ for the finale. Family, friends, and neighbours are all welcome and please don’t leave without making a new friend.