Saturday 4th March
Join us in a celebration of family and culture this Saturday at Kiwi Carnival. Bringing together the top Kiwi performers based on the Gold Coast, the event will be headlined by the Koi Boys.
Celebrate the music, food, dance and culture of New Zealand; and the performers and community who make sure this culture burns bright on the Gold Coast.
This is a family celebration of music and culture, people of all ages are welcome to come together to celebrate Kiwi culture and share some kai.
This event is being brought to you by a philanthroper from the local community, for the community. NightQuarter is proud to be a partner with them to create an event for all those who love Aotearoa.
INTRODUCING THE PERFORMERS!
The boys who made chairs spin in the Voice 2016 are back home and ready to play for you. The trio of all-singing, all-dancing, all-harmonising entertainers knocked out just before finals, but that hasn’t stopped them from spreading the energy and love for music. The group’s debut album, Meant To Be, sees The Koi Boys bottle the energy, character, enthusiasm and genre-spanning talent that has earned them their passionate fan base and notoriety as one of the most entertaining live vocal trios in the country.
The Hanlon Brothers burst onto our stage early 2016 with impressive improvisation nights which quickly grew so successful that they decided to take their creative chemistry to the recording studio. Combine three talented brothers with the most innovative musicians around, then add into the mix frontmen New Zealand Idol Winner Matt Saunoa… and you have the infectious sound that is the Hanlon Brothers!
Sovereign is a R&B, Soul & Reggae band full of Gold Coast local legends. Since winning Soul Search they have received overwhelming support both locally and internationally, giving them the opportunity to take the main stage at Soulfest (2014).You may have heard it and yes, all vocalist are former members of 2004 Australian X-Factor winners “Random”, so you know these guys are no strangers to entertainment.
The Hula Hut Polynesian Show
The Hula Hut – Polynesian Show is a culturally interactive, colourful, and funny show. The Hula Hut will take you on a journey to Aotearoa (NZ), Samoa, Cook Islands, Tahiti, and Hawaii. The Polynesian show will have you up and dancing around The Paddock to join in the fun.
Foxy Fusion is an all star act. Featuring Taisha, winner of the Best Song and Best Singer of the 2009 Maori Music Awards and worldwide touring artist; Sana, a previous member of Kiwi band Native Soul and worldwide touring artist; and Melaanie who has toured extensively with many world class acts. These divas will blow you away with their vocals.
The Hangi Chef
The Hangi Chef creates traditional hangi and Māori dishes. Hangi means ‘earth oven’ and is a traditional method of cooking Māori food. They also sell bread and butter pudding. If you have been missing the taste of home, or you are an Aussie who wants to try out traditional Māori dishes, you need to grab a hangi from the Hangi Chef!
Get the ultimate feed at Pacific Feeds. Find pineapple pie and traditional Polynesian food at Pacific Feeds in Hawker Street for a slice of the island life! With everything from Kale Mamoe to Siaumegi, Sapasui and Moa Kao, you will find the island soul food you are craving at Pacific Feeds.
Fish on Hawker
Fish on Hawker is the place to be to find the best quality, freshest local seafood. Find jumbo NZ oysters, fresh Tarakiji battered or crumbed with chips, fresh NZ hoki battered or crumbed, seafood platters, paua and whitebait fritters. There is always a huge selection of seasonal seafood, to guarantee the freshest and most delicious seafood!
Afghans and Peanut Brownies
Taua’s NZ Bakehouse are back with their famous afghans biscuits. They are one of the national foods of New Zealand… so grab a pack of jumbo afghan and enjoy the taste of home!
Taua’s NZ Bakehouse
Taua’s Bakehouse specialises in classic NZ recipes, recipes that mothers, aunts and grandmothers passed down through the generations. As well as their famous afghans and peanut brownies, they also bake other classic NZ sweets, such as Ginger Crunch, Fresh Cream Choc Eclairs, Choc Logs and Banana Cakes. Come along and indulge and reminisce while enjoying some of Taua’s NZ yummy treats…..