Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Celebrations Dutch Royal Succession - 30 April 2013 in NZ

Press release

On 30 April 2013 H.M. Queen Beatrix will abdicate; on the same day H.R.H. Prince Willem-Alexander will be invested as King of the Netherlands

Celebrations all over the world, also in New Zealand

After 33 years as Head of State of the Netherlands H.M. Queen Beatrix has decided to step down on the 30th of April. On the same day her son H.R.H. Prince Willem-Alexander will be invested as King of the Netherlands. Both the abdication and investiture will take place in Amsterdam.

Every year during Queen’s day celebrations, the streets in the Netherlands turn orange. This color is strongly related to the name of the Dutch Royal Family: Oranje-Nassau. This year’s celebrations are expected to be even more spectacular.

Celebrations aren’t limited to the Netherlands, but are taking place all over the world, including in New Zealand. Dutch societies and communities in New Zealand are organizing events to celebrate this special occasion. The major Royal Succession celebrations in New Zealand are listed below.

From 2014 onwards King’s Day will be celebrated on the 27th of April.

For more information on the abdication and investiture visit; www.koninklijkhuis.nl/globale-paginas/taalrubrieken/english/abdication-and-investiture


Major Events:
Auckland
Dutchie ‘Queen’s -party with Dutch DJ’s
Saturday 27 April, 8.00 pm
Venue: Blue Stone Room, Durham Lane, Auckland CBD
Tickets $20, contact www.dutchie.co.nz

‘Oranje’ Society Auckland; Royal Succession Celebration with live broadcast from Amsterdam
Tuesday 30 April 7.30 pm until late
Venue: Holland House, 123 Rockfield Road, Penrose
Entry $10, contact secretary@hollandhouse.org.nz

Royal Succession Celebration with live broadcast from Amsterdam
Tuesday 30 April evening
Venue: Pavilion Dutch retirement village ‘Ons Dorp’ McLeod Road, Henderson, Auckland
Only invited guests
Contact marlies@onsdorp.co.nz

Wellington
‘Oranje Comité’; Royal Succession Celebration with live broadcast from Amsterdam
Tuesday 30 April 30th 5.15 pm – 9.00 pm
Venue: Tokomaru Museum Building / Massey University Wellington
Tickets $12,50 pre-sale, $15 at the door, under 18: free. Contact oranjecomitewellington@gmail.com

Christchurch
Netherlands Society Christchurch; Royal Succession Celebration
Tuesday 30 April 5.00 pm, DJ & food;
At 8.00 pm, official function with live broadcast from Amsterdam
Venue: Everglades, 637 Marshland Road, Christchurch. Contact chchnethsoc@hotmail.com

Hamilton
Netherlands Society Waikato; Royal Succession Celebration
Tuesday 30 April 12.00 – 2.00 pm
Venue: Garden Place, Hamilton Website

Wanganui
Dutch Society Oranje Wanganui; Royal Succession Celebration
Saturday 4 May, coffee
Venue: Red Lion Restaurant, Wanganui. Contact jurandriek@hotmail.com

Whangarei
Holland Festival: Orange Street Party
Saturday 27 April 12.00 pm
Venue: Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei. Contact hollandfestivalnz@gmail.com

Hawke’s Bay
Royal Succession Celebration
Sunday 28 April 2013, 11.00 am; free market, Dutch games
Venue: Snapper Holiday Park, Bay View, Havelock North. Contact kitty@bluffhill.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland