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Anzac Day Commemoration this Sunday, and Summer Picnic announced

An announcement from our Commonwealth colleagues about the up-coming ANZAC Day service.

Kia Ora Michael

ANZAC Memorial Service April 2022

It is with great pleasure that we are inviting you to join us at the ANZAC Memorial Service this coming Sunday, April 24 at 12:00 Noon

We will be congregating at the Mateship Memorial in Heroes Grove, which is in Golden Gate Park. Following the short ceremony, we will retire to the East Meadow Picnic Area and enjoy a BYO picnic with friends.
Ample parking is available at the Music Concourse Parking Garage.
There is limit on numbers attending this outdoor event. All are welcome and your friends are too.
We apologize for the late notification but it was very difficult to confirm the appropriate venue. Many thanks to SFAussies for their great job of getting it all sorted



After two years of waiting, we can now toss those gumboots, try our luck in the sack race, laugh over the egg and spoon race, go wild over the lolly scramble and fire up the Barbie!  Hooray.
This is our signature family event for the year, back by popular demand, at the Carousel Picnic Ground in Tilden Park.

Save this date and be sure to let you friends know how much fun this is; we welcome you all, as we get to show and share some of our Kiwi spirit.

Date: July 31st
Start: 11:00 AM
Extra special: We will be debuting some SF Kiwis merchandise and are very excited to be sharing this with you at the picnic!

If you have penchant for Kiwi games, Kiwi Trivia, and otherwise helping with the organization of this really fun family event, then please reach out to us as info@sfkiwis.com. We really appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you.

NZAASF: 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.

ANZAC Day – San Francsico

We received this from our colleagues in the SFKiwi’s organization.

ANZAC 2022 commemorative service. Open to all. Please join us at the Mateship Memorial in Heroes Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Sunday April 24 at 12 p.m. for a short service.

Following this you are invited to a BYO picnic at the 14th Ave. East Meadow Picnic area.

Massive thanks to the sfaussies for sorting out the venue and taking the lead on the organizing. FYI this is not being streamed this year.

Looking forward to catching up with a lot of you again on Sunday!

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.