2018 started off with a tremendous turnout for the January drinks night. Hopefully we can do it again this month down on the Lower East Side. Come talk Waitangi Day, Jacinda's baby, the weird weather, or any other topic that comes up. We look forward to seeing you!
Today in NZ; tomorrow here in New York.
Today and every year on 6 February, New Zealand commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. In 1840, representatives of the British Crown and over 500 M...āori chiefs signed what is often considered to be New Zealand’s founding document. The day was first officially commemorated in 1934, and it has been a public holiday since 1974.
Whether you’re emerging from the storms back in NZ, the fires sweeping across California, or a snowdrift here on the East Coast, Reichenbach Hall is sure to warm you up. Located in midtown, the Hall is a 5,000 square foot barn of a place full of beer, bier, and mouthwatering German food to see you through the rest of the winter. Look for Club members with kiwi emblazoned on their clothing and smiles on their faces. Prosit!
Kiwi Club drinks nights are held every month on ...the second Thursday of the month (except in December, when we have a Christmas party instead). Venues vary around the city: if you have a suggestion for a venue, send it to email@example.com
Come along from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and have a drink with some Kiwis. Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends: newcomers to New York and to the Kiwi Club are especially welcome. If you can’t find the Kiwis, look around for a bit and we should stick out; if you’d like us to keep an eye out for you just email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re coming.
Courtesy posting: Anyone interested in hosting a New Zealand High School student? Stephy works with high school aged exchange students from New Zealand who are looking to study in the United States. One young student has specifically stated they want to study in New York. Stephy is currently working to reach out to volunteer host families within the area! If you know anyone who would like to find out more about hosting a student or know of anyone who would be interested in the opportunity to host a Kiwi student please reply below.
Kiwi Club Board Member
The Club has decided to do something a little different for its holiday event this year, so we’re trying a sit-down restaurant experience instead of the usual free-form party. We’ll be heading to an Indian restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn (a block away from the F and G lines) so there should be plenty of fare to accommodate all dietary restrictions to choose from on their prix fixe menu. Attendees will receive a gift bag of Kiwi goodies so they don’t forget that it’s a NZ...-themed event, and we’ll also do our usual basket raffle to remind people of home during this festive season.
The venue is BYOB, with Gowanus Wine Merchant just one block away for those who want to add some beverages to the party atmosphere.
$28 for Kiwi Club members ($33 for non-members) covers dinner, taxes, and gratuity. The goodie bags and raffle entry — and of course the company — are all free. We hope to see you there!
NZ's very own Marla Kavanaugh in concert, honouring her mother, soprano Kathi Craig.
Triad Theatre, 9:30pm, with a 2-drink minimum. Have fun!
Don't forget to get your Kiwi Koha fundraiser t-shirts!! Only a few days left. The design to aid New Zealanders affected by hurricane Harvey was designed by a Kiwi Club member so order yours today!
Posted on behalf of Kia Ora USA Kiwis. I know that several members of the Kiwi Club got these shirts in Round 1, and wear them with pride.
It's only taken about 2 years but it's time for Round 2 of the Great Kiwi T-shirt Campaign! Lots of different style and design options. All the money raised goes towards supporting the Kiwi Koha Konnection. The Koha is the fundraising arm for Kia Ora USA Kiwis whose mission is to support US-based kiwis in need.
Round 1 of this campaign raised well over $2000! Happy Shopping all, firm order deadline is November 27th with delivery scheduled for December 15th, just in time for Christmas!!
Drinks this month will be a wine tasting night on WEDNESDAY the 8th at The Gilded Grape wine store at 727 Church Ave in Brooklyn. Mary the owner has graciously set up the back room for us for NZ and NYC wines and there will be pavlova as well! This event is $20 and you need to pre-register at kiwiclubny.org as soon as possible so we can set up and have the right number of wines and desserts.
Mary is also offering a 10% discount on wine store purchases during and after the event and she has a great range of local Brooklyn spirits as well so don’t miss the last pub night of the year. The Gilded Grape is easily accessible from F/G/B/Q & multiple buses.
Bring a vinyl kiwi single if you have one (or an album if it’s a NZ compilation) we’ll try and fit as many in as possible.
Waititi is just gonna keep on getting bigger, so you'd better get in now while you still can!
Te Reo activity getting some interesting press in The Atlantic.
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Sudden Star, Gets Set to Govern. When Jacinda Ardern took the podium in Parliament on Thursday night, just over an hour after the startling announcement that she would be New Zealand’s next prime minister, she was smiling and assured but appeared somewhat stunned. Afterward, she said, she returned to her nearby studio apartment in the capital, Wellington, and “ate a pot of noodles.” https://mobile.nytimes.com/…/jacinda-ardern-new-zealand.html