Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 26th July 2019
" You know not your future until you know your past. Our dream has a purpose and our dream has a history."
In the 1980s, Bougainville experienced the darkest time in history. A 10-year Civil War that saw 20,000 people dead and 14 failed peace agreements. That’s when the NZ army stepped in with a radical new plan, armed with guitars, waiata, and wāhine instead of guns.
We are following the riveting journey of the peacekeepers as they endeavored to use Music and Aroha to end the worst civil war in the Pacific’s history.
Doors open at 6pm; movie starts at 7pm
Condemned by the media, the peacekeeping mission pushed forward using only music, Māori culture and aroha to help end the worst civil war in the Pacific’s history. A must-see.
Door opens at 6pm. Tamariki Toa will perform their Kapa Haka at 7pm. Part of the funds we raise goes towards sending them to the National Competition in November. Then, enjoy this GOLD award-winning documentary. Afterwards, please stay and sing together with our special and honoured guests from Nelson, Candy & John, who wrote two original songs in the film.
It is a fundraising evening for Multicultural Nelson Tasman. We appreciate your support to the cultural diversity in our region.
Please bring your family