Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand’

A Night to Remember with Tenor Anthony Kearns at New Zealand Embassy

06 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The world-renowned  Anthony Kearns paid a visit to New Zealand Embassy on Sunday night. Accompanied by George Mason School of Music’s Dr.Linda Apple Monson, the Irish Tenor performed Christmas songs and Irish classics. Event was held to support USO and ThanksUSA and raised over $5,000 that night.

The Tenor and The Pianist

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Embassy fundraiser helps DC kids go to New Zealand

13 Nov

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

What a great way to finish your working week – helping kids make their dream come true. NZ Embassy hosted a fundraising dinner to help students of DC Hyde school go to  New Zealand to play and study rugby with some of the top coaches and athletes in the world. Two NZ rugby stars – Michael Jones and Frano Botica – attended this event to help raising money.  Signed jerseys, balls, New Zealand wine and other goodies were presented at the auction and people were very excited to participate and support. Even Michael’s new baby, being wide awake due to time difference, seemed to be part of the team. Over $13,000 was collected for that wonderful cause.

Jersey signed by both Michael and Frano started at $500...

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Miss Universe New Zealand 2010 Ria Van Dyke visiting the US

15 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

This rainy Thursday New Zealand Embassy was brightened by visit of Ria Van Dyke, Mis Universe New Zealand 2010. She arrived to the US as a member of judge panel for beauty pageant “Miss Sinergy 2011” which is being held at House of Sweden this Saturday. Apart from this duty, Ria has very busy schedule and visiting motherland embassy was one of the first tasks on the list. In honor of her “homecoming” there was very warm and hospitable tea party organized by embassy staff (great thanks to Michelle Parish). Miss NZ gave a speech, answered the questions, paid a visit to Ambassador himself, had a tour in the Embassy and had her pictures taken with all who desired, and guess who did not! It is, truly, full time job (and a hard one!) to be Miss Beauty Queen.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday in the House of Sweden!

Ria Van Dyke in the Embassy of New Zealand

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