2012 Exhibition

Migrating Kitchen Exhibition 2012 - 
Palmerston North

Bhutanese, Filipino, Russian, Cook Island, Zimbabwean &  French communities  - Sharing Food Sharing Culture

Te Manawa Gallery -  326 Main Street, Palmerston North  -  Please support our Sponsors

Enjoy a range of FREE events celebrating local communities. 
All events take place in the exhibition space on the first floor at Te Manawa unless specified.



Saturday 31
st March

2.00pm – 3.30pm Cooking Demonstration: Rice, curry and daal.

Sunday 1st April

1.00pm – 3.00pm Making Cell Roti.

Monday 2nd April

10.00am – 12.00pm Bhutanese display and food sampling.

Tuesday 3rd April

2.00pm – 3.30pm Come and learn greetings in the Nepali language.

Wednesday 4th April

10.00am – 12.00pm Making pickle without cooking.

Thursday 5th April

2.00pm – 3.30pm Come for a chat and be introduced to Bhutanese Nepali people.


Saturday 7th April

2.00pm – 3.30pm Cooking Demonstration: Zimbabwe’s staple foods.

Presentations on Totems. Greetings demonstration. Sampling Zimbabwean dishes.

Sunday 8th April

3.30pm – 4.30pm Basic Shona Lessons.

Festival of Zimbabwe’s Finest Music (including artists such as Oliver Mtukudzi, Chiwoniso Maraire, Stella Chiweshe).

Monday 9th April

3.30pm – 4.30pm Basic Shona Lessons.

Festival of Zimbabwe’s Finest Music (including artists such as Oliver Mtukudzi, Chiwoniso Maraire, Stella Chiweshe).

Tuesday 10th April

3.30pm – 4.30pm Learn about Zimbabwe’s Tourist Attractions.

Today: Victoria Falls, Zambesi River, Lake Kariba, Matopo Hills, Khami Ruins Hwange National Park, Chinhoyi Caves.

Wednesday 11th April

3.30pm – 4.30pm Learn about Zimbabwe’s Tourist Attractions.

Today: Great Zimbabwe, Lake Mutirikwi, Gonarezhou National Park, Chimanimani Mountains, Bridal Veils Falls, Mount Inyangani, Ziwa Ruins, Mutarazi, Pungwe and Nyangombe Falls.

Thursday 12th April

3.30pm – 4.30pm Showing a Zimbabwe based video by New Zealand filmmaker Jennifer Bush-Daumec ‘Land of Our Fathers’ (Length 69 mins).

Friday 13th April

3.30pm – 4.30pm Question and answer session about Zimbabwe.


Saturday 14th April

2.00pm – 3.30pm National Anthem of the Philippines, National Anthem of New Zealand - Banduria Players.

Welcome Speech - Ambassador Virginia Benavidez (Philippine Ambassador).

Introduction of Leaders of the Filipino Community by Meriam Findlay.

Cooking Demonstration (Puto) by Nelia Mondares.

Filipino Dance Tiklos by PCA Young people.

Cooking Demonstration (Kare Kare) by Alicia Pabellon.

Filipino Music - The Manawatu Filipino Choir will be singing. 

Food Tasting and audience chat.

Wednesday  18th of April  

Come & Find out more about Filipino Culture from Cora Herrera

Thursday 19
th April

2.00pm – 3.00pm Banduria music workshop with Tacy Taylor.


Saturday 21
st April

2.00pm – 3.30pm French community cooking demonstration.

Thursday 26th April 

6.30pm – 9pm A taste of France: An evening of wine tasting & food sampling followed by a closer look at French culture and cuisine.

Bookings essential, call Te Manawa on (06) 3555000 for more information - Charges apply.


Saturday 28th April

11.30 am – Russian choir performing songs.

1.00 pm – Russian craft club for children

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm Cooking demonstration and tasting

Cook Islands

Saturday 5 May

2.00pm – 3.30pm Reo metua – Cook Islands traditional hymn – David Puleosi.

Introduction – Noorangi Puleosi.

Pare ei workshop – Tere Hancock.

Cooking demonstration - Rukau and Takii – Kimi Antonia.

Swing high & low – Noorangi Puleosi.

Kaparima & tamure – Tungane Elupi.

It’s Kai time. A tasting of the delicious food!

Closing – David Puleosi.

At: Te Manawa Gallery326 Main Street, Palmerston North

Exhibition coordinator: Christine Coles - Email: christinecoles@migratingkitchen.org