Calling for registrations

by Kent Caddick

Cultural groups in Selwyn are being urged to register their interest for being part of this year’s CultureFest.

The 2018 event, which is organised by Selwyn District Council in partnership with the Christchurch Multicultural Council, will be held at Lincoln Event Centre and Domain on Sunday, September 30.

Registrations of interest close this Friday.

Council’s senior events and recreation adviser, Dave Tippett, said they are looking for groups to get involved in this year’s event and they want as many cultures as possible to be represented.

“If you’re part of a group or agency involved with one of the many cultures and ethnicities, which make Selwyn and New Zealand great, we’d love to hear from you,” Mr Tippett said.

“In partnership with the Christchurch Multicultural Council, we’re seeking interest from dance, song or cultural performance groups to perform on our main stage at this year’s CultureFest event, and the more vibrant, the better.

“We’re also seeking interest from cultural and ethnic art and craft stalls as well as groups or agencies providing services and activities for Selwyn residents and have something to offer our newcomers and migrants.”

Mr Tippett said one of the best parts of CultureFest is the amazing range of food options and they are also calling on ethnic food vendors to be involved and register their interest.

Those interested in being involved can download a registration of interest form from the Selwyn District Council website at