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Whanau Fun Day POSTPONED

12 August 2020 - 0 Comments

We Love Aotearoa has now been postponed.

"In respect of the government’s request, we have postponed the celebrations for We Love Aotearoa, which were planned to take place this weekend, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 August, at Queens Wharf in Auckland.  

This includes the following events:
We Love Aotearoa (R18) ticketed event
We Love Aotearoa - Whānau Fun Day
We Love VR

The international group of friends behind the campaign are confident the people of Aotearoa will overcome this setback as valiantly as they have done before. “We look forward to rescheduling We Love Aotearoa and celebrating New Zealand’s success yet again. Kia kaha and much aroha to all.” says event founder, Gabe Newell.

The We  Aotearoa, Whānau Fun Day, and We  VR events were created to celebrate the 'the team of 5 million' and their great accomplishments as a united country. The celebration was created by a group of friends from around the world who found themselves based in Auckland as COVID-19 spread throughout the globe. Whilst being here they have been overwhelmed by the Manaakitanga and Aroha they have received from the people of Aotearoa. 

“We are confident New Zealand will deal with this outbreak in the same way it has dealt with the virus better than any other country in the world to date.” says Teagan Klein, co-organiser of We  Aotearoa."




Original Press Release:

Welcoming to Whanau Fun Day, the terrific, wonderful and magical world of Anika Moa's Songs for Bubbas.

Anika brings her wild, rollicking, naughty and brilliant show to your ears and hearts! Songs for Bubbas is a high energy show with te reo Maori sprinkled, a lot of hangry animals and a daring ninja rat with a few lullabies to settle your boo boo.. She's like the baby whisperer of Aotearoa with a dash of CRAZY!


Whanau Fun Day 11 am - 3 pm | All Ages

In the spirit of celebrating families and rangatahi, admission to this event is free. There will be QR codes at the gates to scan in via the NZ Covid tracer app, or a manual sign-in form for contact tracing. No ticket is needed for the daytime event, however, the venue has limited capacity at any one time. If the event is popular and venue capacity is reached, we will have a queuing system. Please note that children (12 years and under) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The night time R18 event for We Love Aotearoa has proven to be extremely popular with the first release of free tickets being exhausted in under three minutes. The final release of tickets took place on Friday, July 31st at high noon and evaporated just as quickly.

Organisers are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of Tamaki Makaurau and want to amplify the message to anyone that has tickets and can no longer attend to email support@iticket.co.nz and let them know, so the ticket(s) can be passed on to someone else.

Ticket holders are reminded they need to enter no later than 7.30 pm to secure their place at the event.Tickets will not be valid after 7.30 pm. Meaning, if there is capacity, We Love Aotearoa will welcome a limited number of walk-ups after 7.30 pm.


We Love Aotearoa is also We Love Papatuanukuthis is a waste-free event and is supported by eco organisation, Sustainable Coastlines,and has been carefully curated to have minimal impact on the environment. The Sir Peter Blake Trust(BLAKE) will also be on-site as they continue to inspire thousands of young New Zealanders to care for the environment through activities and adventures that encourage environmental awareness and leadership, and instil a deeper sense of kaitiakitanga within them.

Saturday, August 15, Whanau Fun Day is a carnival of live music and performances from 11 am - 3 pm. Food trucks, workshops and activities including Silent Disco, Animal Cycle Roller Rink, Blake NZ VR (virtual reality) experience, Hopscotch, Live Art and much more are there to delight, inspire and entertain! Drift-racing legend Darren Kelly and international racecar driver Alex Riberas will be on-site (along with their cars) to chat with fans, sign autographs, and take pictures. Two players from the Sky Sport Breakerswill be onsite testing 'How High' festival-goers can jump.


Music and entertainment will be running throughout the day with pop-up performances from the Auckland Street Choir, East Cook Islands Community Culture Group, Freshman's Dance Crew, Guggemusik, Kapa Haka from Te Puru o Tamaki Kaumatua, Drag Queens Kita and Anita and Nga Rangatahi Toa.

Delicious food and drink are able to be purchased from some of Aotearoa's finest local food trucks and bars; Good Karma Coffee, Hangi Master, Sweet As Bowl, Double Dutch Fries, Sabores, Crepes Creations, Lalele Organic Gelato, Thai Kitchen, Jo Bros Burgers, Wise Boys Burgers and The Rolling Pin. We encourage you to bring your own reusable cups and containers however, compostable packaging will be available and encouraged for all participating food vendors!

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