Waitangi Day 2016 Vancouver - Kia Ora Vancouver
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Vancouver 2016!

When: 11.00am-6pm, Saturday 6th February 2016

Venue:The Blarney Stone, 216 Carrall Street, Gastown, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

Waitangi Day, New Zealand’s national day, marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. In that year, representatives of the British Crown and over 500 Māori chiefs signed New Zealand’s founding document. 

Here in Vancouver, Waitangi Day is a time for expats, Caniwis and those with Kiwi links to come together and celebrate what it is to be a New Zealander, to enjoy some of the fine food and drink comforts of home, indulge in a yarn and raise some money for a cause that sits at the centre of our identity. Everyone is welcome to attend, the event giving Canadians a first-hand experience for what New Zealand culture is all about.

The Kia Ora Vancouver committee are excited to hold the event again at a local favorite, The Blarney Stone in Gastown.



KiwisforKiwi_LogoWe are proud to continue supporting Kiwis for Kiwi as our official event charity for 2016. A portion of door sales, along with our raffle and auction proceeds will go towards this worthwhile cause.

Kiwis for kiwi is a national charity that raises funds for kiwi conservation projects across New Zealand.

Only 5% of kiwi hatched in the wild in New Zealand survive to breeding age. We are losing 2% of our population every year, and if we did nothing, kiwi could be gone in our lifetime.  Fortunately though there are hundreds of caring people working hard to protect kiwi, and where there is work being done to control pests and predators, kiwi are thriving. We just need to do more, and do it smarter.  And that’s where Kiwis for kiwi needs your support.

$100 will pay for predator protection for a kiwi for an entire year. Every little bit makes a big difference.

We are stoked to say that Kiwis for kiwi are our official event charity once again for 2016!

To see what Kiwis for kiwi are, what they do and how you can help them  in their mission check out their website www.kiwisforkiwi.org 

To follow all the latest kiwi news, follow them on FB! www.facebook.com/kiwisforkiwi


Te Tini a Maui (11.45am)

Te Tini a Maui Kapa Haka group are back again to bring waiata, poi and haka. Here’s a clip of them at the 2015 ANZAC Day commemoration  in Vancouver.

Video by Tracey Clausen


Super Kiwi-Moose are local kiwi Steve and Caniwis Bonnie, Jodi and Gabe.
Prepare to sing loudly to kiwi pop anthems that you can introduce to the Canadians in your lives to enhance theirs.
SKM will have you surge with pride and wave your lighters with pounding heart and a patriotic tear in your eye.
All for the love of Aotearoa.

DJ Beached As (aka Brian Thompson)

Brian purchased his first set of turntables as a hobby in 2005 back in NZ and has played gigs in Auckland, Sydney, France and Vancouver. He play’s a range of styles of music but tends to lean towards the house/funk genre. He dj’d the inaugural Waitangi Day Party in 2011, 2013, 2015 and is really looking forward to the 2016 event! Expect to hear some house-inspired remixed versions of NZ tracks, the classics, NZ dub, and of course some drum ‘n ‘bass!

Chris Witoski (4pm)

Chris Witoski has been performing music on stages world wide for the majority of his musical career. His latest endeavour is hard rock outfit Wolfborne, but aside from this he wears many hats. Music has given him the opportunity to tour and perform internationally along with bands such as Seether, Staind, My Chemical Romance,Tool, Theory of a Deadman and Papa Roach. In 2008 Witoski decided to pursue his own creative avenues and begain recording his sophmore solo release. “Shine” is the first single of his newly released EP.


Menu prices will be confirmed and published soon.


Kiwi Breakfast

Two Eggs and style, Grilled Tomato, Banger Sausage, Bacon, Baked Beans, Hashbrowns and Sourdough toast

Poor Buggers Breakfast

Two Eggs any style with your choice of Sausage or Bacon. Served with Hashbrowns and toast


The Kiwi Burger

Homemade beef patty, fried egg, roasted beetroot, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard

Kai Moana and Chips

Battered cod, tartar sauce, fries, coleslaw – 1 piece / 2 Piece

New Zealand Meat Pies

Minced beef, roasted mushroom, fries

Cheese and Marmite Toasties

Sourdough bread, cheddar cheese, Marmite. Add some fries.


Mini Pavlova

Meringue, whipped cream, fresh fruit



Steinlager Pure  $5.87

TICKETS - Make Sure You're In!

Door Tickets:   $10

**Express Entry – get your tickets online before the day for a reduced price!**

$8.00 Online Admission + $0.50 fees -Express Entry tickets give the holder express entry before 2pm. To purchase, please click The Blarneystone logo below.

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