Welcome! Dzień Dobry!


The Polish Heritage of Otago & Southland Charitable Trust (POHOS) was established

in 1998 in Dunedin and represents the descendants of those early settlers of

Polish origin as well as all Poles and their descendants who have since arrived In

New Zealand. The Trust fosters an awareness of Polish heritage in our region and

endeavours to protect the material legacy of the early Polish settlement e.g. the

church that was built by those early pioneers at Waihola and now stands at Broad

Bay. The Trust also encourages and supports cultural, educational and economic

links between Poland and New Zealand through public lectures, seminars,

exhibitions and cultural activities.


120 years of Historic Polish Church – 21st Apr 2019 – 10am

During the Easter Sunday Service at Broad Bay, 21st of April, we are going to celebrate 120 years of Historic Polish Church build in Waihola in 1899. The Mass will be at 10am!

We are delighted to let you know that the Mass will be officiated by the newly ordained Dunedin Diocese’s Bishop, Most Reverend Michael Dooley and that the Honorary Polish Consul for South Island, Winsome Dormer from Christchurch will be in attendance.