Kiwis Get Into The Spirit of Australia Day
In true spirit of mateship, New Zealanders join their Australian to celebrate Australia Day on 26 January.
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Gather your friends and family and head to the Auckland Viaduct at 9:15 PM on 26 January to enjoy the sights and sounds of a spectacular fireworks display. “Australia Day festivities in New Zealand are a recognition of the huge number of Aussies who reside here and the Kiwi families and businesses that have close links with Australia. These celebrations highlight the camaraderie between the two countries,” says Vito Anzelmi, Regional Manager – New Zealand, Tourism Australia.
For food lovers, Auckland Fish Market and the city restaurants have lined up some delicious Aussie experiences that should definitely not to be missed.
Witness renowned Aussie chef Vic Cherikoff partner with seafood expert, Chef Marco Kouch, for a lively cook off! The two team up at 10:00 AM at the Auckland Fish Market on 26 January to dish out Aussie prawns and squids with indigenous Australian herbs and even dress them up in greens and gold to mark the occasion!
Devour on Aussie delights, including kangaroo, barramundi and crocodile preparations at some of your favourite restaurants Seasoned with Australian indigenous herbs, these special delights can be found on the menu of Euro (Viaduct Harbour), Rendezvous Hotel (Princess Wharf), Winebox (Albany), Brickland (New Lynn), French Caf� (Symonds Street), Vinnies (Herne Bay) and Hyatt Regency Hotel (CBD) in Auckland; The Pioneer in Orewa; Carpe Diem in Whangaparoa and Kingsgate Hotel in Hamilton.
In typical Aussie style, if you are looking at hosting a BBQ and enjoy some backyard cricket to celebrate the day; the Aussie Butcher is stocks Australian meats (kangaroo and crocodile) across all its stores in Auckland.
Designated a public holiday in Australia, Australia Day is the anniversary of when Captain Arthur Phillip, raised the British flag at Sydney Cove to commemorate the arrival of European settlement to Australia on 26 January 1788. It is celebrated with much vigor as people join in the official ceremonies and a series of ‘informal’ activities that have become an Australia Day tradition. Quirky events like vegemite painting and dog jumping are definitely the order of the day!
We have set the stage for the fireworks and laid out the food. So where the bloody hell are you?