World Class New Zealand Celebration, New York

World Class New Zealand Celebration, New York

Join AUT and Kea in this inaugural event in New York City to celebrate the outstanding contribution world leading Kiwis and friends make to New Zealand.

Celebrate 2017's New Zealander of the Year, Taika Waititi, as he receives the first World Class New Zealand Award presented offshore, alongside a Friend of New Zealand and AUT Awardees.

Proceeds from the Gala Dinner support Friends of AUT Inc for AUT Internz, where outstanding students launch international careers through scholarship.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code; the non-deductible portions are 50% of the table or ticket cost.

Black tie is optional.


6:30pm - 7:30pm: 

Cocktail Reception - Open premium bar and hors d'oeuvres

7:30pm - 11:00pm:

Three course New Zealand bespoke menu with New Zealand wine

Award presentations



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Time & Date

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:30 PM - Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:00 PM


The Water Club
500 East 30th Street at FDR Drive
NYC, New York

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Table prices vary