Saturday 7 October 2017, 12.00pm - Sunday 22 October 2017, 11.30pm
Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Auckland
This spring will see Auckland become a Korean cultural playground again, with the announcement of the Korean Festival 2017.
The Korean Consulate will host three free events open to the general public:
- Duruje Korean Cultural Festival and K-Pop Contest led by Auckland University Korean Students’ Association (University of Auckland Quad, 7 October)
- Korean Film Festival in Auckland (Academy Cinemas, 19-22 October, six free movies)
- Free K-Food Tasting event, in-store samplings and demonstrations, will be held at the selected stores of major supermarket chains including Pak’n Save and New World in October to promote Korean food products and its easy accessibility. It is for Aucklanders to taste some of the most popular Korean food items among New Zealanders.
Events for school kids
There are also events targeting New Zealand school kids and teens in Auckland, Huntly, Hamilton, and Paeroa.
The Consulate expects more than 2500 New Zealand children will have an opportunity to enjoy a slice of Korean culture through a variety of school programmes prepared from the Korean Festival 2017.
Free K-Pop Dance Workshops will be provided to students in 10 participating schools in Auckland and Paeroa. Free Taekwondo (Korean martial art) Workshops will be held in 13 different schools in Auckland, Huntly and Hamilton.
LittleCooks K-Food Cooking Classes is another capital project that had a huge success last year; it will be running at 8 selected schools around Auckland this year.
The Consulate is also excited to present Dosirak (Korean packed lunches); made with love for NZ Kids, a charity programme, which will be held in conjunction with Auckland University of Technology.
With an effort of the Korean government to reach out to New Zealand society as well as to introduce nutritious and delicious Korean food, the Consulate will give around 1,200 Korean ‘Dosirak’ made by the volunteers from the Korean community to kids in 12 low decile schools.