Looking for translators/ Potrzebujemy tłumaczy

Readers of our website may have noticed that we have removed the translator button from our menu. It was not a decision made lightly. Having an algorithm translating for one is so much easier than actually doing the hard graft—and it is instant. We noticed, however—and have been told—that the “instant” translations of our stories…

Mix & Mingle

Shake off those winter cobwebs! While it is so tempting to hunker down and keep out the world at this time of the year, your committee decided that some of us might appreciate being able to dust ourselves off and venture outside. And what better place to do that than at our spruced-up Dom Polski?…

Our History – corrections

Input from readers is something website creators welcome, and we are no different. It means people are reading our stories—and let us know where we may have got it wrong. In my original story about the history of Poles in Auckland, which is under the About Us drop-down menu, I mistakenly used an incorrect date…

Stanisław Szczepański

Stanisław Szczepański, a WW2 veteran who fought for the Second Polish Corps under General Wladyslaw Anders, died on 6 June 2022 aged 95. _______________ From left, former Polish Ambassador to New Zealand, Zbigniew Gniatkowski, Polish veterans Stanisław Szczepański and Adam Piotrzkiewicz, and Honorary Consul for Auckland, Bogusław Nowak, at the presentation of Pro Patria medals…

Logo Competition Winner

Paulina Piasta tapped into the psyche of the members of our Association with her winning logo design: it outstripped the other nine entries by a significant margin. Her three entries into the competition focused on the key symbols Poles always associate with Poland—the Polish eagle, the map of Poland, and the colour red. That those aspects…

A Day Embracing Nature

Last year’s cultural day at the CUE Haven Nature Reserve in Kaipara was so successful, the organisers are doing it again. Local Māori iwi – Ngāti Rango of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara – will be hosting the event, which will enable all to interact with traditional Māori customs and culture. Along with Ngāti Rango, CUE…

Malwina Zofia (Wisia) Schwieters (Polish)

(15 II 1931 – 6 II 2022) Historia życia – w skrócie Autor: Jacek Drecki Malwina Zofia (Wisia) Schwieters (z domu Rubisz), urodziła się 15 lutego 1931 roku w Sokołowie, w powiecie rzeszowskim, województwo lwowskie. Do wybuchu II Wojny Światowej, wraz z rodzicami, Zygmuntem i Anną oraz młodszym bratem Ignacym, mieszkała w Nisku, a następnie…