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2019 Air New Zealand Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting

October 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Kia ora.

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



Saturday, October 5, 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Gallery open for viewing from noon)


18th Street Art Center – Airport Campus (formerly 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’s show is shaping up as another fantastic showcase of New Zealand art, wine and food. Around 35 Kiwi and Kiwi-connected artists will be showing their work, all of which can be purchased, and you can taste wines from over 10 New Zealand wineries. There will also be Kiwi fare to enjoy, and entertainment by Ngā Anahera Maori, who will be performing traditional Maori songs and dances.

This year the show will be celebrating New Zealand’s national game, as the All Blacks take on the world in the 2019 Rugby World Cup and defend their title as World Champions. We’ll be auctioning off ina silent auction a special All Blacks jersey from the 2017 Lions Tour, signed by all the team members, with proceeds going to the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks of March 15, 2019, and their families (proceeds will be donated to the Christchurch Foundation Fund). Proceeds from sales of Aroha t-shirts at eh show will also be donated to the Christchurch Foundation Fund.


You can also bid for return tickets from Los Angeles to Auckland flying Air New Zealand, with hotel stays included, and don’t forget the chance to win a David Trubridge KOURA light and noho Move chair.



Free Parking. RSVP Required.


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, the New Zealand Consulate-General in Los Angeles, and Munchkin. 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, Staci Alziebler-Perkins, Bradley Avery, Sue Barry, Ruth Benfield, Steve Bernstein, Om Bleicher, Clinton Bopp, Simon Burrowes, Chandler Dangarrd, Maryrose Crook, Kharen Hill, Adrienne Kohler, Amanda La Trobe, Rochelle Le Heux, Marek Lisiak, Kerri Lisiak, Peter McDonald, Paul Macey, Gib Maudey, Frances Melhop, Ella Phillips, Don Paonessa, Pauline Regev, Chris Sharp, Craig Spankie, James Spencer, Sallie-Anne Swift, Tracey Tawhiao, Dan Tippett, Vicki Tyler, Leora Veysey, Patrick Veysey, Priscilla Wong, Susanna Young



Munchkin Young Artists Exhibit

This year’s event also features the work young artists in the Munchkin Young Artist exhibit. Check back to see which young artists will be showing their work this year.


Superb New Zealand Wines to Taste

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

Babich, Clifford Bay, Dashwood, Duck Hunter, Greywacke, NZ Wine Navigator, Sacred Hill, Spy Valley, Tablelands (from Wine Dogs Imports), Tiki Wine, and Wither Hills.




Favorite Kiwi Fare

And of course, you’ll be able to enjoy some Kiwi fare, including fabulous food from our guest caterer, Salt, along with refreshing Kiwifruit from New Zealand’s own, Zespri. And most popular of all, there’ll be meat pies from (yes, you gotta hand it to them) Bronzed Aussie. We’d like to especially thank our food sponsors who have been incredibly generous. They represent the very best of what New Zealand has to offer, and include Broadleaf Game, NZ Seafoods, Pic’s Peanut Butter, Lewis Road Creamery, Heilala Vanilla, and Three Peaks Manuka Honey. You can taste their wonderful products in the creations of our guest caterer, Salt. Very special thanks to Tangaroa for their amazing support again this year. Tangaroa is the place to be for amazing food and drinks, especially during the Rugby World Cup, where you can watch the game, many of them live.





Top Kiwi Entertainment


Los Angeles-based kapa haka group Nga Anahera Maori will be performing the fearsome haka and also various waiata.




Win a David Trubridge KOURA Light and noho Move Chair


We’ll also be raffling off two very special designer items from leading New Zealand designers, David Trubridge and noho. 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.


David Trubridge’s sculptural wooden lighting is a new world mix of old world skills and craftsmanship, sustainability of materials and purity combined with some high-tech genius. All of David’s pieces are immediately evident as to their purpose, but within the seeming economy of material and fluid shapes resides their true functionality. David Trubridge and the generous people at WakaNINE, who bring Trubridge designs into the United States, have donated a KOURA 20″ high light in Natural bamboo with Yellow interior.


noho.co is a bold new New Zealand brand with a mission to create beautiful, innovative home furniture that actually improves the well-being of both people and planet. noho’s Move chair is manufactured in New Zealand from up-cycled waste plastic like discarded fishing nets that have been removed from our oceans. noho Move flexes, bends 
and flows with you to nurture your body for greater comfort and well-being. noho is designed not just to tread lightly on our earth, but to actually help improve it.






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 Grand room at the SkyCity Grand Hotel



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

Enjoy an experience more Premium than Economy.

Once you’ve experienced premium check-in, make yourself at home in a luxuriously soft and roomy leather armchair, browse the inflight entertainment, catch up on work, or relax and enjoy Air New Zealand’s famous Kiwi cuisine.

Premium Economy’s beautifully comfortable luxury leather seats offer generous armrests, a leg rest and extendable foot support, with 50% more legroom than Economy and the largest seat pitch in its class.

Air New Zealand’s Premium Economy menus are full of fresh, high quality ingredients, delivering deliciously satisfying flavors with a modern Kiwi twist. There’s also a wide selection of premium New Zealand wines to complement each meal.

The vast selection of activities on Air New Zealand’s inflight entertainment will keep even the most fidgety of flyers engaged for the whole flight, with over 1,700 hours of latest movies, TV box sets, video games, and a dedicated kids section – all on a personal touch screen in widescreen format. There are always the USB and iPod connections to plug in to as well

On board you’ll also find an amenity kit with key toiletries and other items to ensure a comforting journey.

With Air New Zealand Premium Economy fares, you also get two pieces of carry on (up to 7kg each) and two pieces of checked luggage (up to 23kg each). And recognizing that it’s those little extras that can make a trip, Premium Economy customers will enjoy premium check-in.

No wonder Air New Zealand’s world class customer experience has been recognized at TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for airlines, winning Best Premium Economy class.

Travel and relax in style with Air New Zealand’s Premium Economy.

See below for terms and conditions.


The Boatshed

The Boatshed defines chic luxury Waiheke accommodation, sitting just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa. It is an intimate island-style small luxury hotel in the true sense, with a casual and elegant atmosphere working in perfect harmony with its seaside location.

You’ll stay in designer luxury hotel suites, each totally private with panoramic ocean views. The private all-day dining is a wonderful way to make the most of the hotel’s beautiful design, architecture, art and the local surrounds, as well as the beautiful bay and ocean views. Walk on the beach, read a book in the sun, relax and be pampered.

The Boatshed started its life as the small Waiheke holiday cottage of designer David Scott. It was his dream to one day share the special place that has become one of New Zealand’s best loved small luxury hotels. Just a 35 minute ferry ride from Auckland, or 10 minutes by helicopter, The Boatshed is also an easy five minute stroll to the local Oneroa shopping and markets, and only a three minute walk to the beach. Take time to discover the eclectic mix of vineyards, sophisticated and alfresco restaurants, artists’ studios and galleries and golden sand beaches that is Waiheke Island. The Boatshed is the perfect place to hideaway and unwind in pure luxury.

So close to Auckland but 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 Grand Room at SkyCity Grand Hotel


Air New Zealand Economy

Air New Zealand makes sure everyone has a super-comfy and enjoyable flight.

It all starts with Air New Zealand’s slim-line seats, one of the best Economy seats in the sky, with sculptured upholstering and flexible headrest so you enjoy a deeper and more restorative sleep. If more room is the main priority, upgrade to Economy Skycouch™ and stretch out to make the whole row your own.

You’ll enjoy the flavors of fine New Zealand food and wine inflight with Air New Zealand’s world-renowned menus, super fresh ingredients and an extensive range of premium New Zealand wines.

Just wait until you discover Air New Zealand’s inflight entertainment. Your touchscreen is packed with the latest content, including movies (with tons of new releases in High Definition), TV shows and box set series, brand new singles and multi-player games. Each seat has an integrated 9″ HD touch screen, and if you want to power your own devices you’re welcome to use your individual USB socket or shared in-seat power connection.

Of course, Air New Zealand also makes sure kids feel just as welcome as grown-ups and they do their very best to keep them happy and entertained every step of the way with a kid-friendly inflight entertainment system.

Air New Zealand’s Kiwi hospitality is probably the best you’ll ever experience, with friendly, welcoming and down-to-earth people always looking for new ways to bring you a better way to fly.

See below for terms and conditions.


SkyCity Grand Hotel

Ideally situated in the heart of Auckland’s downtown, with many of the Auckland’s most impressive attractions and eateries literally on our doorstep, SkyCity Grand Hotel offers a truly five-star experience.

Light and spacious, The Grand rooms at SkyCity Grand have been superbly decorated and sensitively designed to minimize clutter and maximize your comfort. Grab a coffee from the in-room Nespresso, or tap into the free unlimited WiFi or check out the entertainment on the 50-inch plasma television.

And when you’re ready to enjoy the day, indulge yourself in all the pleasures SkyCity has to offer or experience award-winning dining on Federal Street.

Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, SkyCity Grand Hotel’s friendly and attentive team is ready to attend to your every need.

See below for all terms and conditions.


Terms and Conditions


Travel dates are subject to availability and blackout dates (December 10, 2019 to January 15, 2020) and travel must be completed by October 5, 2020. 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 5, 2019 to October 5, 2020 (excluding December 10, 2019 to March 31, 2020). 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 Grand Room at the SkyCity Grand Hotel

Subject to availability and valid until October 31, 2020. 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 5, 2019
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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