This Saturday, come and join us at the official opening of Johnsonville Library at Waitohi, the new Johnsonville community hub. There will be a morning of celebrations including the ribbon cutting-ceremony and cultural performances.
7am-8am Public opening ceremony
- Master of ceremonies : Jennifer Parker (Wellington City Council)
- Welcome – Kura Moeahu and Taku Parai (Iwi leaders)
- Introduction – Laurinda Thomas, Libraries Manager (Wellington City Council)
- Speech from Hon Tracey Martin – Minister of Internal Affairs
- Speech from His Worship the Mayor of Wellington
- Ribbon cutting ceremony
- Unveiling of commemorative plaque
- Performance by Wellington Chinese Language School children’s group
- Wellington Interfaith Council presentation “We Are One”
- Bharatanatyam performance by Natraj school of Indian dance
- Lion dance by Wellington China Cultural Centre
The new café, Common Ground Waitohi. will open at 8am and we will have exclusive tours of the building starting at the same time. The new library will open for everyone to visit at 9am. We hope to see you there!