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105 years since the very first Anzac Day

From the folks at NZ History.

Today marks 105 years since the very first Anzac Day in 1916, and 100 years since Anzac Day was first commemorated as an official public holiday, following the passage of the Anzac Day Act 1920.

Learn more about the history of Anzac Day in Aoteaora/New Zealand here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/anzac-day/introduction

We’ve also got a range of features and resources about New Zealand at war here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war-and-society

ANZAC Day 2021 and more

A reminder from one of our partners for an up-coming virtual service (and several other items in their monthly newsletter).

Kia Ora MichaelWe are all thankfully making that glorious slow return to our typical outdoor  community lifestyles, and SF Kiwis is excited that we may soon all be meeting again in person, with safety first and foremost, of course.


ANZAC Day – 2021

We are proud to announce that a small joint Kiwi-Aussie ANZAC DAY commemoration will be held in Golden Gate Park on April 25th and you are invited to watch it streaming live from 10AM. Please register at the link below, in order to get the link and password for the stream. For full details please see the flyer below, and if you want to make your own ANZAC Biscuits, scroll down for the tried and true Edmonds Cookbook recipe!


We want to hear from you!

SFKiwis is very interested to hear what you look forward to from this uniquely Kiwi organization in the coming months  – you will receive a Survey Monkey soon, and we are hoping for new suggestions from our members, to keep our unique group vibrant and relevant for those of us who are temporarily or permanently calling the Bay Area “home”.

We also welcome you to be part of our brainstorming sessions. If a stint on the Board of our very own San Francisco SFKiwis organization sounds like your cup of tea, please drop us a line at info@sfkiwis.com and we’d love to chat about it.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Survey, and information down the road about a NZ Christmas Party, a Picnic, a Camp Out, Pub Nights and a visit to the NZ section of the wonderful Golden Gate Park Botanical Gardens.

Be well, Kia Kaha

From your friendly SFKiwis Board members


1/2 cup Flour                          50 gm Butter – rougly 3 1/2 tabsp
1/3 cup Sugar                         1 tablespoon Golden Syrup – Lyles from Amazon is OK
2/3 cup Coconut                      1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 cup Rolled Oats                 2 tbsp boiling Water

Mix together Flour, Sugar, Coconut and Rolled Oats.
Melt Butter and Golden Syrup.
Dissolve Baking Soda in boiling Water and add to Butter and Golden Syrup.
Stir Butter mixture into dry ingredients.
Place large tablespoons – as large as you like – onto cold greased trays.
Flatten if you like them crisp.
Bake at 180 C – around 355 F degrees – for about 15 minutes, or until golden.


Some local stores like Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Amazon or Rockridge Market Place may have NZ ingredients for this, or reasonably adequate English substitutes.

Last week we found our favorites of NZ Butter, NZ bottled Water, NZ Wines, NZ Lamb, and NZ Cheeses, all ready to jump into our cart at Trader Joes, so you never know your luck!

NZAASF – SF Kiwis: Our mission is to promote and foster good relations between NZ and the US through a variety of social and cultural events held in the Bay Area.

We are seeking your help to create a special video for ANZAC Day

Our branch is taking a leading role with the Australian American Chamber of Commerce SF and the SF Kiwis – New Zealand American Association San Francisco in organizing this event – both the video that will be available in advance and the live event.

The Royal Canadian Legion encourages all members in the San Francisco Bay Area to attend this event.  For those that are unaware, ANZAC Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli.  While the main Allied combatants were from Australia and New Zealand, there was a British contingent there in the form of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.  This was some ~35 years before Newfoundland would join Canada.  For more information about the role of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli, visit:

ANZAC 2021
Dear Aussie Community,


We are seeking your help to create a special video for ANZAC Day since we are not able to get together once again. It would be wonderful if the community of those who have attended any past ANZAC Services at the Log Cabin would submit some photos.


Please save the date to watch the live stream of the small ANZAC Service in San Francisco on Sunday April 25th at 10am.