The New Zealand American Association of San Francisco (NZAASF)

Kia ora and welcome to SF Kiwis!

NZAASF provides a social and networking forum for Kiwis and their American friends in the Bay Area.
At the same time, we work to promote NZ - the people, the culture, the food and wine,
the sport, the place (and the hobbits!)

Our mission is to promote and foster good relations between New Zealand and the US through a
variety of social and cultural events held in the Bay Area.
We are all ambassadors!

Become a Member by going to the Membership page, then log in for even more fun!

News and upcoming events

SF Kiwis Summer Picnic

Calling all friends and family of SF Kiwis.
We are delighted to invite you to our annual shindig at the Carousel Picnic Area in beautiful Tilden Park, Berkeley.
Sack races, gumboot tossing, lolly scrambles, egg and spoon races, or even a three legged race anyone?

Bringing back old memories. Now you can share them with friends and family at our legendary SF Kiwi Picnic Day.

We'll stoke the barbie, have some chilly bins ready, some tables and food tents ready to roll - so please come and help make this another memorable Picnic in the Park!

Basics are provided, so if you can all "bring a plate" in true Kiwi style (appetizer, main or dessert) and something to throw on the Barbie, then it's a go. We'll have some refreshments and will also need some of yours, so toss in a few tinnies or a vino of your choice! Much appreciated.

Save the Date: Sunday July 31st
Where: Carousel Picnic Area, Tilden Park - oodles of parking
What: BBQ and carousel rides for the sprogs
Logistics: Running water, fire pit, excellent bathrooms nearby
Weather: Usually rather warm, so be ready with the sunscreen

COST: FREE - could you please log into our website though so we can get a fix on numbers. We need to make sure we have enough Watties for you all!

Register here please


Thanks to everyone who made it to our excellent shindig at the Anchor Steam Brewery!

Photos will be posted on our Facebook page soon!

Happy Holidays from all of us at SF Kiwis

Wicked Kiwi Campout photos!

Our first ever Kiwi Campout was a great success!

Thanks to Robin and Gower Smith for hosting, and SF Kiwis board members Sam, Lesley and Jim for doing the organizing, and thanks to the Happy Campers!

We're pretty sure we'll do it again sometime soon

Click on either link for some photos!

SF Kiwis Facebook page photo album 1

SF Kiwis Facebook page photo album 2

Important Info from the NZ consulate

If you're a Kiwi living overseas, please make sure you've registered with SafeTravel so that you can continue to receive our updates.

Latest Safetravel notice:

The New Zealand Government and Air New Zealand have agreed to manage flights into New Zealand in the short term to ensure the Government is able to safely put New Zealanders arriving home into a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

We understand Air New Zealand had put a temporary hold on new bookings in the short term and will look at align daily arrivals with capacity available at managed isolation facilities.

We understand New Zealanders who have already booked flights with Air New Zealand will still be able to enter New Zealand subject to availability of quarantine space.

Please contact Air New Zealand regarding the status of your specific booking(s).

For further advice for New Zealanders overseas, please see our information on SafeTravel.

The Government is committed to helping New Zealanders overseas where we can. This is an increasingly difficult situation and we understand the uncertainty many travellers are facing. We know that for many New Zealanders, you may be facing difficult choices about staying where you are or looking at options for returning home. We also recognise that not all New Zealanders who want to return home are able to do so. New Zealanders who cannot return home for the time being should continue to take steps to stay safely where they are. Our main concern is that you are safe, whatever decision you make.

If you require emergency consular assistance, please contact the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC on +1 202 328 4800 or the New Zealand Consulate-General in Los Angeles on +1 310 566 6555

Waitangi Day Dinner 2020

A great evening was had by all, photos on Facebook at this link

Thanks to our special guest speaker, Kim Chambers, record-breaking athlete,
feminist and dreamer.

2019 Annual SF Kiwis Holiday Party, Picnic, & Waitangi Day Dinner

Find photos from these 3 fun events over on our Facebook page

Take a look, and like us while you're there!

A big THANK YOU to everybody who attended or assisted with any of our recent events
with special thanks to all our supporters who donated items, services, or time.

Also, remember that we can't do this alone. If you can volunteer any skills you have, even if it's just being another pair of hands, we need to hear from you!

Please email us at if you can help in any way.

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