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Events - 2005

Date 6th February 2005
Event ZANZ Annual Picnic
Venue Shakespeare Regional Park
Description Two Stage Coach bus loads carrying over 100 joyous Parsis left from Highland Park. The Pora-Pav packets were ripped open on the bus itself amidst much banter, singing and joyous laughter. It was a fun filled day with a lot more members joining the bus load at the park. Games like “Two’s and Three’s”, Cricket, ‘Kho-Kho’ kept everyone in high spirits. The amount of food consumed by the Parsis would have kept a small village for a whole month!!!!......

Special thanks to
Yezdi Dastur and Hormaz Mogrelia for arranging the buses and providing their services free of charge.

Date 21st March 2005
Event Navroze Jashan
Venue Pakuranga Rugby Club
Description A very unusual “open air” Jashan was held in the gardens of the Club. The air resonated with the fervour of the Jashan prayers, performed by the nine Dastur’s, both young and old.

ZANZ makes every effort to give an opportunity to the young “Navaryas”, who have recently completed their Navar ceremony to take part in our community Jashan and we are indeed proud that we have so many of them.

The jashan was well attended in-spite of it being a working day. It was followed by an evening of Dinner & Dance catered by the club. The “Saree Competition” had many enthusiastic young and pretty lasses parading before the cheering crowd. The Sali-Boti and the Lasagne kept the crowd well fed and in great spirits.

Date 21st May 2005
Event Housie Evening
Venue Riverina School
Description Lots of bumper prizes won by some lucky folks.

Date 19th June 2005
Event ZANZ Annual General Body Meeting
Venue Te-Tuhi The Mark
Description Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email you a copy of the AGM minutes. Kindly note, AGM minutes will be emailed to current ZANZ members only.

Date 23rd July 2005
Event ZANZ Annual Quiz Evening
Venue Riverina School
Description 63 participants tested their grey cells, amidst much humour and some serious competition.

Question-answer rounds were put open to the eight teams based on World Knowledge, New Zealand, Sports, Music and many other general knowledge topics. It was amazing to note how many intelligent ‘Bawajis’ exists in Auckland - A whole lot!!

At times the audience proved superior to all the teams put together.

Date 20th August 2005
Event Parsi New Year Celebration (Jashan and Dinner-n-Dance)
Venue Jashan at The Bucklands Beach Hall, Dinner - n - Dance at Howick Country Lodge
Description The auspicious day began with the celebratory Jashan ceremony in the morning at the Bucklands Beach Hall. The loud chanting of the prayers, and the fragrance of the sandalwood along with the tables laden with the “Rawa, Sev, and Malida” brought a smile on the faces of all present.

The community was there in great numbers dressed in their Gara’s and Kor’s.

165 people thronged the function hall of the Howick Country Lodge for the evening celebrations.

Dinner and Dance combined with an authentic Indian menu, coupled with hilarious party games,exciting prizes and a lot of fun turned the evening into a memorable one.

DJ Jazeel Mistry as usual proved to be a big hit with all ages.

Date 27th November 2005
Event ZANZ housie Evening
Venue Wakaaranga School
Description Margi Na Farcha, Mutton Frankie, Batasa and Pista Burfi proved to be a big attraction and brought in a lot of people to the Housie Evening.

Some very happy faces with the jackpot dollars in their pockets!

Date 17th December 2005
Event ZANZ Christmas Party
Venue Wakaaranga School
Description 68 excited children with anxious parents and grand-parents in tow arrived early to meet Santa in person.

Tony Wilson and his amazing magic coupled with a few rabbits and doves kept the children in raptures until it was time for Santa’s arrival.

Screams of delight filled the air when Jal Mehta, our annual volunteer Santa, made a much awaited appearance. Matters went a bit out of hand with the flurry of activity, to get the wrapping paper off the presents.

A hoard of happy children and parents went back home after partaking of a feast of cake, chicken nuggets, sandwiches, lollies, ice cream and a lot of happy memories.

Date 31st December 2005
Event ZANZ New Year's Eve - "Fantazia-Fun-O-Rama"
Venue Pakuranga Country Club
Description Members participated in the Red & Black theme evening in full spirits and went the extra mile to come dressed as per instructions.

Kids and Adults were being judged by secret judges and there were a lot of well deserved prizes. Wasn’t hard to guess who would win the Bedroom Beauty title?

“Cinderella’s shoes”, “Couple Hunt”, Spot-prizes and Dance prizes, made it an evening of much laughter and bonhomie. The fantastic spread of salads and main meals kept the crowd around the dinner tables and well satiated.

The countdown for the New Year brought the entire excited crowd, young and old, onto the dance floor. The foot tapping music provided by our enthusiastic and talented DJ. Farzan Bilimoria, started 2006 on a high note for all present.
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