About Us

CIOFF has been operating for more than 25 years and the international “family” covers more than five continents, with 72 member countries and over 200 festivals worldwide.

CIOFF New Zealand is affiliated to the international body where CIOFF International is recognised by UNESCO.

Groups who are selected to represent New Zealand/Aotearoa act as ambassadors for our country and guardians of our culture. The New Zealand Executive reserves the right to audition new groups and to make sure the group understands all the associated criteria.

Our Executive Team

(updated November 2016)

CIOFF NZ President Mr Bill Nathan
CIOFF NZ Vice Presidents Mrs Evelyn Broad and Bill Thomas
CIOFF NZ Treasurer Mrs Marie Normile
CIOFF NZ Immediate Past President Rose Russell
CIOFF International Representative/ Delegate Marie Normile
CIOFF NZ Secretary Julie Dwyer
Secretary Contact – Phone 0064 4 4784406
Secretary Contact – Email dwyerduo@xtra.co.nz