Merhaba and Welcome to our events section! 

At our society, we thrive on hosting cultural and sports events that bring people together, foster community spirit, and create unforgettable experiences. Our mission is to encourage creativity and inclusivity, empowering everyone to contribute to the development of a vibrant and united community within our society.

We are thrilled to announce a series of exhilarating cultural and sports events that are sure to ignite your passion! From thrilling backgammon tournaments to heart-pounding football matches, from cooking classes to art classes, from actioned packed basketball games to eid celebrations - we have something for everyone. Below, you will find captivating photos from our past events, showcasing the joy and camaraderie shared by our wonderful community. 

Become a Volunteer 

Want to contribute to the success of these events and give back to the community? We're always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with event logistics and operations. If you're interested in volunteering, reach out to us through the website or email [Contact Email].

Note: Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates and any changes to the event schedule.


Waiwharariki Anzac Square, Takapuna Beach

24 February 2024

Step into the vibrant world of Taste of Türkiye, a family-friendly feast for the senses hosted by the Turkiye and New Zealand Cultural Society. Held at Waiwharariki Anzac Square on February 24, 2024, the event surpassed expectations with lively music, authentic Turkish street food, and a diverse market offering unique crafts and artifacts. Families enjoyed the rich flavors, traditional backgammon fun, and the accessibility of a free event. Gratitude goes to everyone who contributed, making this inaugural celebration a resounding success. Stay tuned for more cultural experiences as we continue to share the joy of Turkish traditions. Thank you for being part of this unforgettable journey!

For the event photos please see the link:

The Rangitoto Observer:


 Turkish Brunch at Bill Mckinlay Park

Sunday, 24 SEP at 11am

Let's have breakfast together and spend the day together. Let us also give you information about the association, the football club and our 100th Anniversary Republic celebration! 

BBQ Sucuk & bread will also be made 

Backgammon will also be played 

We also use the football field and children/adults play ball.

Please everyone bring something for breakfast. Or you can also bring sucuk to the sucuk & bread section.

As the day approaches, we write down what we will bring.

Everyone has their own plate, glass, fork, etc. Please bring it.

Let's set up a nice breakfast table together 

When our event is over, please everyone take a hand in collecting and cleaning 

Please invite your friends to the event too.


Carpet and Rug Weaving Art

Saturday 9 September 2023 

Had a fantastic time at our intimate gathering! Meaningful conversations sparked by thought-provoking questions made the evening truly special. 
Many thanks to Mehmet Ceran who made the event very entertaining. 

Turkiye and New Zealand Cultural Society Christchurch Gathering

Saturday 2 September 2023

The Turkish community from Rangiora, Asburton, Kaiapoi got together! It looks like they had a fantastic day!

Let's not forget the importance of coming together and strengthening our connections!

And to our friends from other areas in New Zealand, if you have any kind of meet-ups, please let us know! 

We'd love to share your photos and stories as we celebrate our community's bonds from all corners of the country.


#TurkishCommunity #FriendsReunion #FunDayOut

Movie Night and Asure!


🎬🍲 Had an amazing film night on Sunday! 🌟 The cosy atmosphere and good vibes made it a perfect evening. 🤩 Plus, we indulged in the delicious Noah's pudding - a delightful treat for all! 🍨🍮

 #FilmNight #GoodVibes #NoahsPudding #SocietyEvents
#Wellington - 2023 Elections 
During the election period, the founding teams of our organization from Auckland and Wellington had a wonderful chance to meet in person. Since meetings were mostly online, it was delightful to finally meet in person.
Successful Turkish Market Day Raise $16,362.89 to Aid Earthquake Victims in Turkey.
#Auckland, 19th March 2023 - We were thrilled to announce that our Turkish Market Day, held on March 19th, was a tremendous success, raising $16,362.89! Our heartfelt thanks to all supporters who made this possible.
The funds raised were donated to the reputable charity organization, @ahbap, known for its unwavering commitment to providing essential aid to those in need in Turkey. This contribution had a significant impact on the lives of people affected by the devastating #earthquakeinturkey.
The success of this fundraising campaign is a testament to the power of unity and compassion. We are humbled and grateful for the overwhelming response we received. Every dollar contributed played a vital role in making this project possible.
As we honour the success of the Turkish Market Day, we invite you to relive the captivating moments captured during the event. Browse through the photo gallery below to witness the vibrant and heart-warming atmosphere that represented this remarkable fundraiser.
Successful Backgammon Tournament Concludes with Zulha Clinching Trophy!
#Auckland, July 22nd, 2017 - Looking back on cherished memories, we can't help but smile at the wonderful time we had during the Backgammon Tournament, organized back in 2017. The event was an exhilarating celebration of friendship, competition, and the joy of playing backgammon.
In a heart-warming display of camaraderie, participants from diverse backgrounds united under a common love for the classic board game. The tournament buzzed with enthusiasm as players showcased their strategic finesse and shared laughter over each roll of the dice.
Amidst the spirited atmosphere, Zulha emerged as the shining star, leaving an indelible mark on the tournament's history by clinching the treasured trophy as the Backgammon Champion.
A Heart-warming Children's Day Celebration with Poems, Songs, and Yummy Food!
#Auckland, 23rd April 2019 - Kids had a blast at the Children's Day Celebration hosted by our Turkish Community. They recited adorable poems and sang cheerful songs together. The "Food" corner delighted everyone with tasty potluck style meals. We're excited to plan more fun events like this, spreading happiness and creativity among our young ones!