Waitangi Day & Australia Day celebration

Children eating lunch surrounded by Australia and New Zealand flags

While it may have been a month or so late, it was so exciting for MANZA to finally host our Waitangi Day and Australia Day celebration in conjunction with the Malaysia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce.

Over 50 guests gathered at Out of Africa Restaurant & Kudu Bar for a fun-filled afternoon of games, swimming, food and drinks. It was particularly enjoyable for many Australians and New Zealanders from the two organisations to connect for the first time. The buffet spread from Out of Africa was delicious as always, and the children’s thirsts were quenched by chocolate milk sponsored by Fonterra.

Young and old participants joined in the egg and spoon race, three legged race and thong (or jandal) in the hole, with some fantastic prizes generously sponsored by Bluestar AMG and CarePark. Prizes for the raffle included wine from MANZA’s regular sponsor Cyril at AGS, an authentic Akubra hat from Christine Lawder, a meat pack and book voucher.

After a long year of on and off lockdowns with very little to celebrate, it was a huge relief to see this event go off without a hitch. We hope this will be the first of many more social occasions throughout the rest of the year.