Emilia Hammerton, Sto Lat!

A sincere Sto Lat and congratulations to Pani Emilia née Szczecina Hammerton, whose family and friends never sang truer words at her 100th birthday party yesterday. She was born on 30 May 1924, in Sudół, Poland, and was 15 when occupying German soldiers captured her, and others – including her future first husband Józef Cyckoma…

Szarlotka Festival

Sunday 16 June 2024, from 1 – 3pm, Dom Polski, 1 McDonald Street, Morningside Described as “the right amount of sweetness combined with the right amount of crumble,” the traditional szarlotka is a celebration of apples and pastry, aka apple pie with a Polish twist. … so anything goes. I know I can’t resist adding…

Monte Cassino

Eighty years ago today, 18 May 1944, at 10.20am, the Polish flag flew over the ruins of the Benedictine monastery on top of Monte Cassino. The ruins had loomed over the soldiers of the Second Polish Corps in Italy, led by Lieutenant-General Władysław Anders, since they entered the fray surrounding Monte Cassino—the main stronghold of…

Katyń Memorial Plaque

Thank you to all who donated towards the replacement of the little display case containing soil and a pinecone from the Katyń forest. The case and its contents disappeared from the Katyń memorial plaque in Auckland’s cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph in Wyndham Street. Fr. Chris Denham, Dean of the Cathedral, said that…

Annual Commemoration of the Katyń Massacre

Auckland Cathedral, 43 Wyndham Street, Saturday 20 April, 2024, 12.30pm Auckland Honorary Consul, Bogusław Nowak, is again extending an invitation to members of the Polish community who wish to remember the nearly 22,000 Polish prisoners of war who were murdered in western Russia in April and May 1940 by Stalin’s Secret Police, the NKVD. The…

Doroczna uroczystości w rocznice zbrodni katyńskiej

Drodzy Rodacy, Uprzejmie informuję, że w uzgodnieniu z Parafią Katedry Św. Patryka i Św. Józefa w Auckland, doroczna uroczystość składania kwiatów pod Tablicą Katyńską odbędzie się w sobotę, 20 kwietnia 2024 roku, o godz. 12.30. Tablica otrzyma nową urnę z ziemią i szyszką z lasu katyńskiego. Liczę na Wasz udział w tym bardzo ważnym dla…

Easter Market

Sunday, 24rd March 2024 1pm – 4pm. Markets at the Dom Polski are always special, and our Easter Market promises to be the same. In Auckland, we are lucky enough to be able to support our Polish entrepreneurs and their Polish products within our own hall at 1 McDonald Street in Morningside. We invite members…