Monday, 26 September 2016



The Polish Community in Wellington, New Zealand, is a vibrant, social and culturally active community, that aims to share its rich Polish culture with the wider community and to pass on our culture to future generations. Our website provides you with an opportunuity to learn something about our community as well as being a gateway to becoming involved in the Polish Community, either through The Polish Association in New Zealand, and/or other groups in the community.  

We welcome everyone who is Polish or is a descendent of Polish parents or grandparents or who has an interest in Polish culture. 






Polish Children's 70th Reunion

The Polish Children's 70th Reunion was celebrated on the 1st and 2nd November 2014.  


Wellington Polish Film Festival


This month sees a first for Wellington and in fact New Zealand – the inaugural Wellington Polish Film Festival - WPFF 2016. Organised by festival director Wanda Lepionka-Strong, this promises to be an annual event on the New Zealand film festival calendar. The festival will present an exciting programme of cutting edge, contemporary, award winning and seldom-seen work from renowned and up and coming Polish filmmakers, so please mark the dates in your calendars (30 September – 9 October) - there is bound to be something of interest for everyone.

The Wellington Polish Film Festival programme and ticketing is online. Please go to for all the details!


History of Polish School

Polish School history book for the 65th anniversary in 2018

The Polish School is writing a book on its history for the upcoming 65th anniversary. A section of the book will be devoted to the personal recollections of past pupils and teachers from all eras, from the 1950s to the present day.

So we would like to hear from you if you can write a couple of pages of your memories. This will give current and future generations a personal insight into what Polish School life was like in our long and proud history.

Leave a record for your children and grandchildren about your involvement in a volunteer-run school that has served generations of children with Polish heritage for 65 years. Don’t miss out. Polish School will also gratefully accept any pre-orders to help fund the printing cost.

For more information or assiatnce in writing your recollection:

Adam Manterys
Polish School Book Committee
021 176 0782 or 04 976 0545



Kalendarz Imprez / Calendar of Events
PolArt 2015 Gala Folkloric Concert

Gala Folkloric Concert showing film of  'PolArt 2015'

3 pm Sunday, 9 October 2016 

Polish House,  

257 Riddiford Street, Newtown

$7 per person



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Magazines, Reviews and Newletters


    Quarterly articles reviewing things Polish in english. Great read and of special interest to younger generations who might be looking for answers about their Polishness.  Click here.
    'Pod Wiatr' magazine for young Poles can be downloaded from the Polish Links page. Click here.
    Link to list of newsletters.  Click here


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