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Events - 2006

Date 13th February 2006
Event The Valentines Day Ball
Venue Pakuranga Country Club
Description The ZANZ managing committee was extremely keen to bring together the Zarathushtrian youth of Auckland and Valentines Day seemed a perfect opportunity to have a function for the age group of 13 to 30.

A group of kids got together to organize the entire event and put in considerable effort in making it a very successful evening.

"Saints N Sinners", provided a platform for 60 Zoroastrian Youth to come together socially and bond as fellow community members. It was an absolutely enjoyable evening and “the evening rocked !!“ so the kids claimed. Some very enterprising kids dressed for the occasion.

Date 21st March 2006
Event Navroze Jashan
Venue Te-Tuhi The Mark
Description The ZANZ Navroze Jashan, always a very well attended event, was performed by 9 Dasturs this year, some as young as 11 years and attended by over 130 people in-spite of it being a working day.

After the jashan there was a feast of Malida, Rawa, Sev and fruits which were contributed by the ladies of the community.

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Date 22nd April 2006
Event ZANZ Special Fundraising Night (Parsi Natak and Dinner)
Venue The Bucklands Beach Hall
Description The Association organized a Special Fund Raising Night on the 22nd of April at the Bucklands Beach Hall. On the agenda that evening was the eagerly anticipated Gujarati Natak - "Chalo Jeher Paiyee ".

It was followed by a full four course Lagan nu Bhoonu, comprising of Sas ni Maachi, Saali Murghi, Mutton Palav dal, Lagan nu Stew accompanied by Kolah nu acchar, rotli and ice cream. It was a "House Full" crowd, anxious to get their annual dose of "natak nostalgia" cheering for the show to start.

The cast comprised of local ZANZ members, a very talented lot, who had spent many evenings, over the previous two months rehearsing in their garages, emoting dramatic gujarati dialogues loudly, till late at night, much to the consternation of their Kiwi neighbours.The natak was performed with great professionalism and showmanship.

Heavy doses of Bawaji humor, coupled with characters like "Kali kasari", "Tehmul Tight", "Pesi Papao" and " Shakey Sethna", the entire three act performance had the audience in absolute splits.

ZANZ also brought out a Special Souvenir for the evening and obtained a special sponsorship deal from Vision Asia, the providers of Zee, Star Plus and Sony TV in New Zealand.

The association made a handsome profit, which will be put to good use for their future community programmes.
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Date 24th June 2006
Event ZANZ Annual General Body Meeting
Venue Te-Tuhi The Mark
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Date 20th August 2006
Event Parsi New Year Celebration (Jashan & Dinner-n-Dance)
Venue Jashan at The Bucklands Beach Hall, Dinner - n - Dance at Howick Bowling Club.
Description The morning started with a celebratory jashan at the Bucklands Beach hall. A very well attended affair with over 200 people. The jashan was performed by ten dasturs from the community and the morning ended with a feast of sev, malido, rava and fruits. It was wonderful to see the community come together to celebrate this auspicious day.

This was followed by a Dinner-n-Dance function at the Howick Bowling Club. A very joyful and enjoyable evening with over a 180 people in attendance. Various prizes were won by some very deserving participants for “Best dressed traditional male and female”, “Best dancing couple”, and “Best dressed child”. The prizes were sponsored by Shenaaz & Homi Mistry of Bharat Roofing.

The food was catered by Garam Masala and the koliwada fish was a great hit.

Date 30th September 2006
Event ZANZ Bowling Evening
Venue Panmure Super Bowl
Description A very competitive and fun event for both young and old. Eight teams gave each other a tough time with some fabulous individual performances.

Winners in the Junior category were Daisy Powvalla and Farshid Daruwalla.

Female senior category winners were Tanaz Siganporia & Monaz Bharucha.

Male senior category winners were Minoo Arsiwalla & Shahrukh Khambatta.

At the end of the evening, members were already clamouring for more similar events.

Date 9th December 2006
Event ZANZ Annual Christmas Party
Venue Te-Tuhi The Mark
Description 49 young Zarthusti children with parents and grand-parents in tow, enthusiastically attended the evening and waited for Santa’s arrival.

The evening’s activities started with face painting, games, music, dancing and lots of delicious treats.

Our female Santa, Anahita Gonda provided great entertainment and enjoyment for the kids.

A hoard of smiling kids went home after a thoroughly enjoyable evening already anticipating the next Christmas Party.
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