Category Archives: New Zealand

Centrallia 2016 is coming to Winnipeg

Centrallia_2016_Page_1Centrallia 2016 is coming to town!

And if you are looking to grow your business, form new partnerships or explore new global markets, then you won’t want to miss this! A global business to business forum, Centrallia has been designed specifically for businesses seeking new opportunities.

The 4th edition of Centrallia will be held May 25–27, 2016, right here in Winnipeg, and will welcome more than 700 businesses from all over Canada and from more than 30 countries, World Trade Centres, as well as chambers of commerce, and trade and investment agencies. It’s an excellent opportunity to do business and learn about many aspects of trade.

The event will be held at the RBC Convention Centre, so a chance to also check out Winnipeg’s newly renovated meeting spot.

Centrallia is ideal for businesses looking for opportunities in the following industries: manufacturing, transportation and logistics, agribusiness, information and communications technologies, environmental industries, energy, resources and mining, construction/infrastructure.

If any of these are your business, then visit and get all the info on the opening reception, the global gala dinner, and the breakout sessions on offer. Come and meet your future business partners from across the street and around the world.


lamingtonsWanna get Anzac biscuits in Winnipeg? High Tea Bakery will be making them for this ANZAC Day – $9.50 doz. And they are delicious!

You will need to pre-order because this is a special bake for a special day.

BTW, they also make scrumptious lamingtons!

And next time you’re out and about, be sure to drop in to have a cuppa, a bikkie, and to check out their newly renovated store at 2103 Portage Ave. Simply spectacular!

Touch Rugby in Winnipeg

touch rugby 2Something fun and exciting is coming to Winnipeg, with a flavour that will certainly appeal to Aussies, Kiwis and others in our club and beyond.

Caleb Stick is the founder of Winnipeg Touch Rugby. Kiwi born and raised, Caleb has been living in Winnipeg for six years, and is looking to introduce others to this great sport.

“I am hoping to raise awareness about Touch Rugby, which is now officially launching in Winnipeg. It has a governing body as well as partnership with Canada Touch Rugby Inc. Five provinces are in the final stages of launching Canada on both the national and international stage.”

Touch rugby is a minimal contact sport for all skills levels, abilities, and degrees of fitness. The first session will be held from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm beginning on Sunday April 10 at River Heights School at 1350 Grosvenor Ave.

All members of the public are invited to participate, and there is no cost to play. The Winnipeg group is open to both men and women, with a minimum age of 18. Newcomers are more than welcome!

Simply show up and learn a new sport with minimal rules.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Australia Day and Waitangi Day

aus can nz flagsWe look forward to you joining us this Saturday, February 6, for our Australia Day and Waitangi Day event. Everything gets underway at 6:00 pm at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin.

It is a potluck event, so we ask that you:

  • prepare a dish using kiwi fruit to enter into the Bake Off Contest, and/or
  • bring a meat dish, salad, veggie dish, or dessert (unless the kiwi fruit dish you bring is a dessert).

Please bring enough for yourselves and a bit extra, just in case.

It’s going to be a great night, with a fun trivia quiz on both countries, and the bar will be open.

See you there and then.