LAST DAY OF AUCTION FOR CHRISTCHURCH

From Hayden Withers (driving force behind the auction)

Kia ora Whanau! You have less than 24 hours to place your bids! There are some CRACKING deals including flights to NZ which a currently below market value, tickets to Frozen at almost half price, tickets to Shakespeare in the park without having to wait in line. A signed all blacks jersey that we can ship anywhere in the US or NZ (So share this info with your rugby mad friends at home: this is a real deal here) some amazing art which we can also ship to the US or NZ and much much more! If you have been hesitating, now is the time to make your bid ! DO NOT MISS OUT

https://youareus.rallyup.com/youareus

TWO EVENTS THIS WEEK – ORA (POP-UP) GALLERY – ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE

ORA GALLERY OPENING – On Wednesday April 24th Giarna Te Kanawa is resurrecting ORA Gallery for one week. An amazing group of wahine are over from Aotearoa for the Indigenous Women and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations. They will present their work He Tirohanga Ki Tai, Views from the Pacific Shoreline, Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery. Please join Giarna for this artists talk and presentation, and feel free to share and invite others, all are welcome.

Nga Mihi

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ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE IN NYC 5.30am THURSDAY APRIL 25TH

ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand military forces during World War One. The first ANZAC commemoration services were held in 1916, in towns and cities across both countries, and overseas in London and at the Australian Army Camp in Egypt. Following this tradition, every year at daybreak on the 25th April, Australians and New Zealanders gather around the world to commemorate and pay tribute to all of those who have served in our militaries. We remember those who never returned, those who returned injured and impacted from battle, and those who maintained the home front. We acknowledge those who are currently serving around the world, and reflect on the commitment of both countries to peace and security.

In 2019 the Australian and New Zealand Consulates in New York will co-host the Dawn Service, which is free and open to the public.

ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019 Time: 5:30am arrival for a 5:45am start
Venue: Vietnam Veterans Plaza  55 Water Street, New York City
Dress: Military – service dress or equivalent with medals.
Civilian – respectful attire, please come prepared for cold or inclement weather

RSVP: No RSVP required, service is open to the public as space is not limited

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AROHA NUI – YOU ARE US – “LAST CALL”

From Hayden Withers – hayden@haydenwithers.co.nz

Good morning everyone. Happy to report that 350+ people of all different communities got together in what can only be called something akin to the tv show ‘mucking in’  instead of a garden renovation we put on a concert. We gathered to raise funds for the families of those affected in Christchurch and to also show that we as people are united in not allowing this to happen again. What an amazing concert in Jersey City on Wednesday night. Potentially one of the largest gatherings of kiwis in the northeast in recent history- a particular highlight was the en mass chorus of kiwis singing along to Poi E with Ngā Ānahera Māori performing poi on stage.

More good news – tickets to “Shakespeare in the Park” have been added to the auction and you still have 4 more days to check out the You are us auction!

There’s an incredible collection of prizes to bid on – you could pick up an absolute bargain. All proceeds to the Our People, Our City Fund created by Christchurch Foundation to support the victims of the Christchurch attacks. 

Happy Easter to you all, and I hope the Easter bunny strikes with a vengeance.

DO not miss out https://youareus.rallyup.com/youareus

“YOU ARE US” – Benefit Auction

The Concert is tonight –

https://www.whiteeaglehalljc.com/event/1847230-you-are-us-aroha-nui-jersey-city/

And then there is the auction…..

“YOU ARE US” – BENEFIT AUCTION RESERVES SLASHED 

Through the support of some very generous sponsors, we have brought together an amazing collection of special items for you to bid on and help us in our fundraising for this great cause. Each item in the online auction will be available

Check out https://auction.youareus.us to see our slashed prices on: 2 Premium Economy packages to New Zealand, accommodation at The Luxurious Landing Bay of Islands (current reserve is less than half price!), A signed All Blacks Jersey which we can ship anywhere in the world for you, a piece of Shane Hansen kiwi art that we can also ship anywhere in the world, a David Trubridge light fixture, Dinner for Two at the Musket Room, Two tickets to the Brooklyn Nets 2019/2020 season + access to the Qatar lounge and a Signed Caris LeVert jersey, Dinner for four at Tangaroa Fish Market and Raw Bar, and 2 Premium tickets to Disney’s Frozen, The Broadway Musical!

Get your bids in early before mass bidding happens live at our event! We’d hate for you to miss out on a bargain! Auction closes at 8pm EST on April 22nd 2019.

Hayden Withers –

hayden@haydenwithers.co.nz

 

NEWSFLASH- Christchurch Concert Wednesday night-April 17th

Folks, this is going to be a great concert. I’ll see you there.
Check this out…..
NEWSFLASH – Organizers are thrilled to announce that Sarah Lane, a Principal Ballerina from American Ballet Theater will perform on the night of April 17th.
Sarah Lane did the real dancing for Natalie Portman in the movie “Black Swan”!
Here’s a link to her page at ABT: https://www.abt.org/people/sarah-lane/?type=performer
The lineup now looks like this:
  • Sarah Lane (Principal Ballerina from American Ballet Theater, NYC)
  • Carrie Beehan
  • Dave Gibson (Elemeno P)
  • Miriam Clancy
  • Marie Te Hapuku (Soprano at the Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • Ngā Ānahera Māori Performance Group
  • Samuel R. Saffery
  • Stanley John Mitchell (The Drongos)
  • The Crevulators (feat. Stan Mitchell & Andrew B. White)
  • Ukelele Cabaret

    Dion and Oliver from A Place To Bury Strangers

    Tyson Kennedy and Tim Youngson from Steriogram

    MCs Raj Varma and Arthur Meek

 
More Good News: Madame Claude Bis – a lovely French bistro next to the White Eagle Hall, will be holding a very special “All-New Zealand” night, on the evening of the Benefit April 17th. http://www.madameclaudejc.com   Ph: 201-876-8800. 
 
They will be serving New Zealand dishes, kiwi wines and also DUB steak and cheese pies – with a salad and veggies – or you can grab them on the run on the night with a wine to go!  They’ll also have a band playing NZ songs and showing NZ movies on their TV screens all night. They want to create a lovely corner of New Zealand in their restaurant – and their food sales and all the wine sales will go to the Christchurch victims families.
They’d love to have as many kiwis that are attending the Benefit to stop by, and they strongly suggested that attendees of the Benefit should make reservations asap so they can fill the place with kiwis and their friends. Its a very popular spot, even on a Wednesday night. Reservations would be a great idea.Call: 201-876-8800
And finally, if you can’t come to the benefit in person you can still purchase a ticket to be donated on to others, at https://www.whiteeaglehalljc.com/event/1847230-you-are-us-aroha-nui-jersey-city/  You can buy the ticket online then email the ticket confirmation to Angus Vail (one of the organizers) at puhaman@aol.com. Angus will in turn donate it to the local Jersey City community for people that are struggling to afford even the low charge of $25. It’d be a nice gesture of solidarity and kiwi outreach – plus of course the proceeds of the ticket sale will go to the Christchurch victims’ families!
And then there are these two links. Helen Clark and Dave Dobbyn giving a shout out to the Christchurch shows.
Helen Clark
 
Dave Dobbyn

CHRISTCHURCH CONCERT – DON’T FORGET THE DATE – APRIL 17TH

NEWSFLASH – Organizers are thrilled to announce that Sarah Lane, a Principal Ballerina from American Ballet Theater will perform on the night of April 17th.

Sarah Lane did the real dancing for Natalie Portman in the movie “Black Swan”! Here’s a link to her page at ABT: https://www.abt.org/people/sarah-lane/?type=performer

 The lineup now looks like this:

  • Sarah Lane (Principal Ballerina from American Ballet Theater, NYC)
  • Carrie Beehan
  • Dave Gibson (Elemeno P)
  • Miriam Clancy
  • Marie Te Hapuku (Soprano at the Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • Ngā Ānahera Māori Performance Group
  • Samuel R. Saffery
  • Stanley John Mitchell (The Drongos)
  • The Crevulators (feat. Stan Mitchell & Andrew B. White)
  • Ukelele Cabaret

Dion and Oliver from A Place To Bury Strangers

Tyson Kennedy and Tim Youngson from Steriogram

MCs Raj Varma and Arthur Meek

More Good News: Madame Claude Bis – a lovely French bistro next to the White Eagle Hall, will be holding a very special “All-New Zealand” night, on the evening of the Benefit April 17th. http://www.madameclaudejc.com   Ph: 201-876-8800. 

They will be serving New Zealand dishes, kiwi wines and also DUB steak and cheese pies – with a salad and veggies – or you can grab them on the run on the night with a wine to go!  They’ll also have a band playing NZ songs and showing NZ movies on their TV screens all night. They want to create a lovely corner of New Zealand in their restaurant – and their food sales and all the wine sales will go to the Christchurch victims families.

They’d love to have as many kiwis that are attending the Benefit to stop by, and they strongly suggested that attendees of the Benefit should make reservations asap so they can fill the place with kiwis and their friends. Its a very popular spot, even on a Wednesday night. Reservations would be a great idea.Call: 201-876-8800

And finally, if you can’t come to the benefit in person you can still purchase a ticket to be donated on to others, at https://www.whiteeaglehalljc.com/event/1847230-you-are-us-aroha-nui-jersey-city/  You can buy the ticket online then email the ticket confirmation to Angus Vail (one of the organizers) at puhaman@aol.com. Angus will in turn donate it to the local Jersey City community for people that are struggling to afford even the low charge of $25. It’d be a nice gesture of solidarity and kiwi outreach – plus of course the proceeds of the ticket sale will go to the Christchurch victims’ families!

Here’s the link to buy tickets:

https://www.whiteeaglehalljc.com/event/1847230-you-are-us-aroha-nui-jersey-city/

Oh, and by the way. The auction for victims of the Christchurch tragedy is up and running. Check this out –https://youareus.rallyup.com/youareus