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Check out the two week series of events celebrating CultureFest from 10 to 25  September.

Selwyn CultureFest

Sunday 11 September 2022
Lincoln Domain

Thanks to everyone that came to CultureFest, we hope you had a great time celebrating. Make sure you check out our series of events on now!



Selwyn District Council is embarking on a journey to become more sustainable.

Lincoln University is proud to be supporting the Council in making CultureFest more sustainable by minimising waste from this event. Food stallholders will be using certified compostable packaging to help reduce waste. Bin stations will be onsite for separating rubbish, recycling and organics.

Lincoln University aims to contribute significantly to a more productive and sustainable future for Aotearoa and beyond, through delivering world-class education and conducting top-quality research such as their ground-breaking innovations in decreasing emissions, alternative fuels and sustainable tourism.

They have always been a chief driver of innovation in the land-based sector, particularly in the food and fibre industries, and are driven by their vision to be a top-five globally ranked land-based University, but also offer a diverse range of programmes through their specialisations in areas such as sport and recreation, business, environment and property.

Sustainability lies at the heart of all what they do, and nearly 50% of Lincoln University’s research funds are dedicated to sustainability research. Their newly developed Sustainability Plan reflects their sustainability commitments and aspirations. It sets out goals of leadership through the teaching, research and demonstration, whilst focusing on the campus environment becoming carbon neutral by 2030, and carbon zero by 2050.

They enjoy a culturally-diverse campus, with students from around 80 countries, and teaching staff from around the globe enriching their environment, and the Lincoln University International and Cultural Society is just one of the clubs which celebrate the cultural diversity at Lincoln and provide support to their international whānau.

Lincoln University are proud to be part of bringing CultureFest to Selwyn and celebrating the region’s growing diversity.


We are grateful for the Christchurch Multicultural Council to be able to provide the stage management for the day. Thank you for partnering with us for over six years in delivering amazing cultural acts on the Christchurch Multicultural Council stage.

Christchurch Multicultural Council (CMC Inc.) is a voluntary organisation working for the ethnic communities for the last 33 years. Canterbury boasts an incredibly diverse community, with over 170 ethnicities represented in our city.

CMC promotes the awareness and acceptance of a multicultural society, cooperating with central and local government agencies and a number of NGOs working for the ethnic and wider sectors. CMC encourages the development and strengthening of ethnic groups that promote the unique social and cultural life that exists within their community. They help to create greater pride within our culturally diverse New Zealand society. They celebrate cultural diversity, and foster unity in diversity and social cohesion.

CMC has been a strategic partner and supporter of Selwyn CultureFest since its start in 2016.

Christchurch Multicultural Council is proud to be coordinating the performance stage at CultureFest, an opportunity to showcase and celebrate Selwyn’s growing diversity.