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2018 Air New Zealand Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting

October 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Kia ora.

Here’s everything you need to know about the biggest and best Kiwi show in town.

When:       Saturday, October 13, 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Gallery open for viewing from noon)

Where:      Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405



The Air New Zealand Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting has become one of the largest annual Kiwi events in the United States, and this year’s show introduces new artists and new wineries, along with your favorite Kiwi fare and entertainment. This year you get to show the world where in Aotearoa you’re from, and see just who lived around the corner.

But before we tell you more, we need to thank the generosity of our primary sponsor, Air New Zealand, and our other major sponsors, Mainfreight USA and the New Zealand Consulate-General in Los Angeles. Without their support the show would not be possible.




Kiwi Artists on Show

This year’s Air New Zealand Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting features the work of:

Sarah Albisser, Sue Barry, Steve Bernstein, Clinton Bopp, Simon Burrowes, Maryrose Crook, Lisa Elley, Eliza Day-Green, Bernard Galane, Kharen Hill, Cruz Jimenez, Jimmy James Kouratoras, Amanda La Trobe, Rochelle Le Heux, Peter McDonald, Kat McDowell, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Frances Melhop, Cinzah Merkens, Ed Napia, Siobhan Oldham, Ella Phillips, Pauline Regev, Ken Reiter, Gavin Scott, Chris Sharp, Dan Smith, Craig Spankie, Heather Teixeira, Lauren Trangmar, Vicki Tyler, Leora Veysey, Patrick Veysey, Susanna Young, Seeby Woodhouse


Munchkin Young Artists Exhibit

This year’s event also features the work young artists in the Munchkin Young Artist exhibit:

Tate Agnew, Brianna Bell, Brooke Bell, Benji Mikkelsen, Max Mikkelsen, Miles Mikkelsen Nina Mikkelsen, Hamish Reiter, Jack Tyler, Michael Tyler, Avamehr Vaghaiwalla, Rishad Vaghaiwalla, Rashna Vaghaiwalla


Superb New Zealand Wines to Taste

You’ll be able to taste a variety of wines from such wineries as

Babich, Clifford Bay, Gibbston Valley Wine, Greywacke, NZ Wine Navigator, Sophora, Tiki Wine, Toi Toi, Villa Maria and Wither Hills.



Favorite Kiwi Fare

And of course, you’ll be able to enjoy some Kiwi fare, including fabulous food from El Segundo Catering Company and refreshing Kiwifruit from Zespri. And to refresh your palate between the wines, you’ll be able to enjoy one of New Zealand’s premium artesian waters, Waiwera Water. And to keep you going during the night, there’s even some RJ’s Licorice to eat. And most popular of all, there’ll be meat pies from (yes, you gotta hand it to them) Bronzed Aussie.





Top Kiwi Entertainment


Los Angeles-based kapa haka group Nga Anahera Maori will be performing the fearsome haka and also various waiata. You’ll also be able to hear outstanding New Zealand opera singer Marla Kavanaugh and her husband, renowned tenor Daniel Rodriguez.




Wine a David Trubridge Light

We’ll also be raffling off a very special designer light from David Trubridge and the generous people at WakaNINE, who bring Trubridge designs into the United States. Just make sure you complete the card you receive at the show reception and get all the stamps from the stations around the gallery. You must be present when we draw the winner to receive the prize.

Live Auctions at the Show

At this year’s Air New Zealand Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting you can bid in TWO auctions of Air New Zealand tickets:


  • Two Air New Zealand Premium Economy roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles to Auckland, plus two nights at The Boatshed Boutique Hotel on Waiheke Island


  • Two Air New Zealand Economy roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles to Auckland, plus two nights in a Premium Luxury room at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel, including breakfast at Gusto



Bid for two Air New Zealand Premium Economy roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles to Auckland, plus two nights at The Boatshed Boutique Hotel on Waiheke Island, including breakfast


Air New Zealand Premium Economy gives you ample space and privacy. The design of Air New Zealand’s Spaceseat™ means that the person sitting in front of you can’t recline into your personal space. Air New Zealand has designed a delicious menu for the Premium Economy cabin. You can expect to sample mouth-watering options, complemented by premium New Zealand wines. And if you need to fill a gap, simply order up a snack direct from your personal entertainment screen. While you fly to New Zealand, you can enjoy over 1,700 hours of entertainment on a personal touch screen in widescreen format. If you need more, there are always the USB and iPod connections for you to use.


The Boatshed is a hip five-star luxury boutique hotel situated above the sandy beached of Oneroa on Waiheke Island. It’s a romantic hotel, made up of a collection of stylish ‘baches’, each with its own character. Catch the ferry out to Waiheke and enjoy the relaxed island atmosphere, with its many superb wineries and restaurants. So close to Auckland, yet a world away.

See below for terms and conditions.



Bid for two Air New Zealand Economy roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles to Auckland, plus two nights in a Premium Luxury room at SKYCITY Grand Hotel, including breakfast at Gusto


Your comfort is Air New Zealand’s priority and that’s why when you fly Air New Zealand to Auckland, you’ll enjoy one of the best Economy seats in the sky and award-winning food and service. You’ll sample modern and innovative cuisine with a real emphasis on New Zealand flavors, and your meals are accompanied by a selection of complimentary beverages including quality New Zealand wines. And you’ll have a wide range of on-demand entertainment options at your seat and over 1,700 hours of content to enjoy.


Ideally situated in the heart of Auckland with many of the city’s most impressive attractions on its doorstep, SKYCITY Grand Hotel offers guests a truly five-star experience. Light and spacious, SKYCITY Grand’s newly refurbished Premium Luxury rooms have been superbly decorated and sensitively designed. Indulge yourself in all the pleasures SKYCITY has to offer or experience local award-winning dining.

See below for all terms and conditions.



Terms and Conditions


Travel dates are subject to availability and blackout dates (December 10, 2018 to January 15, 2019) and travel must be completed by October 12, 2019. If the winner is unable to travel by date indicated, prize will be forfeited. Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and not valid for frequent flyer mileage. Fees, taxes and all other items not stated herein are the sole responsibility of the winner and travel companion. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash. No prize transfer or substitution permitted. Standard baggage rules apply. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documentation including Passports and Visas. Departure and airport taxes and customs/agriculture fees are not included and are also your responsibility.



Two nights at The Boatshed, including breakfast

Gift voucher is valid from October 14, 2018 to October 13, 2019 (excluding December 10, 2018 to March 31, 2019). Accommodation is based on Double Occupancy in one room (2 people only). Flights and transfers are not included. Additional charges are at the winner’s expense. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. Any unused portion will be forfeited. No extension to the validity of the prize will be honored if unable to use within the time frame provided. Please contact The Boatshed to arrange your accommodation. All accommodation arrangements subject to availability at The Boatshed.



Two nights in a Premium Luxury Room at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel, including breakfast at Gusto

Subject to availability and valid until October 31, 2019. This prize has no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for cash. Non-transferable. To make your reservation please contact Bernadette Biggelaar, Sales Coordinator at SKYCITY, and quote “Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting.” When checking into the Hotel, please present this letter as payment. If you are unable to present this, you will be required to settle your accommodation by either cash or credit card.


Volunteers Needed

The Air New Zealand Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting wouldn’t be the success it is without the support of a ton of volunteers. We need people to help on the reception desk, kitchen prep, pouring wine and, of course, cleaning up. Please email info (at) kiwisinla.com if you’re able to help. Thanks.



October 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Kiwis in LA


18th Street Art Center – Airport Campus (formerly Santa Monica Art Studios)
3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
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