Chand Raat for ladies and kids will be held on the 24th of June 2017. We will keep you posted once the location and timings are finalized.
Our community had a wonderful time at the Ramadan get together this year on the 10th of June 2017. Most of our young children participated in the cupcake competition as well as some of the CMCT (Canterbury Muslim Community Trust) children. Children also recited the 99 names of Allah with the guidance of Uncle Ibrahim and Aunty Salwa. A presentation was given by Farial Savul which enlightened the children's knowledge about Ramadan and also shared benefits of fasting. We are very pleased and proud to say that the CMCT not only did they attended our function, but, also took equal part in making this even a success. It was very nice to see both the communities praying together as one Ummah. We are looking forward to seeing many more successful functions in the future Insha-Allah.
For pictures, do check our gallery section.
Today a picnic and trekking trip was organized by PACNZ. 20 families attended the event, and everyone had a splendid time. On behalf of PACNZ, a big thank you to all the families who participated today. Pictures have been uploaded in the Gallery section of the website.
Mrs. Nadeem Khan will be spear heading the 14th August function like never before and shall require assistance from all the female members, she will be reaching out to all ladies through Whatsapp Group that will be created specifically for her to organize coordination among ladies. All members are requested to urge their better halves to assist in this endeavor. We plan to transform this forum and in coming days lot more changes shall be shared allowing us to reach out to maximum number of fellow Pakistanis.
Subsequent to elections held on 26th March, following Executive Committee shall be steering PACNZ. The most important aspect of this elections is that we have our first female Vice President.
On behalf of the Committee we would like to thank Mrs. Nadeem Khan for accepting the role of Vice President, we are very confident that she will be able to better manage, coordinate and plan our future endeavors through her vast experience and ability to tap in to the knowledge, strength of most important part of our community; the ladies.
Sunday 23rd March 2014- 4:00 PM
North New Brighton War Memorial and Community Center
93 Marine Parade, Christchurch
Recitation from The Holy Quran
Quiz Competition & Essay Competition (side by side)
National Song performance by children
Prize giving and closing remarks
Contact us for details on how to participate.
In this picture you see the party that went on the tracking trip to Otira Valley in Arthurs Pass on Waitangi Day 2014. We took the 45 minute track to the foot bridge. The young ones and youngs at heart stopped at the end of marked track at the foot bridge. The courageous ones went about 30-40 minutes further up on 'mountaineering only' track. Hope everyone had fun. Those who missed out this time, keep your eyes an ears open for the news about next trip!!!
PACNZ organized Eid-ul-Fitr gathering which was attended by Pakistanis living in the region. Check out our photo gallery. IF you missed out, watch out for the next celebration on Eid-ul-Adha.
Pakistani community in Christchurch celebrated Pakistan day today with a great deal of zeal and vigour. The ceremony was held at Harvard Community Lounge in Wigram. It started with the recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by the National Anthem. A presentation was run to educate the young ones about the culture and heritage of Pakistan. This was followed by a quiz competition which generated a lot of excitement among the children. As always the attendees enjoyed great sampling of Pakistani delicacies topped up by a magnificient and delicious cake decorated with the colors of the Pakistan's flag.
Canterbury region has been blessed with a glorious summer this year. This provided a perfect backdrop for a grand BBQ for our members. The event was held in the Groynes park. Check out our photo gallery for a glimpse of what happened.