The ANZ Aotearoa Ball was held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel this past Saturday, August 29. Celebrating New Zealand’s 50 Years of Partnership With Singapore, the theme of this year’s ball was a celebration of SG50 and the special relationship these two countries share. The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce pulled out all the stops this year to provide guests with an elegant and spectacular celebration of all things Kiwi – from the food to the wine to the entertainment.
Students from both the Australian International School serenading guests during happy hour with an ensemble musical performance while students from Avondale Grammar School performed a spirited song and dance in front of the enchanted crowd.
We captured some of the evening highlights.
New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Singapore Board Members
Bridget Hope and Gabe Rijpma
Ben Burrowes, David Nagrosst, Michael Masterson, and James MacLauchlan
Adrian Horsfield and Joy Tampi
Amy Chung, Yuen Tan, Yvonne Foo
Friends enjoying the evening
Bertus and Corne Pretorius, Gosia Aitchison, Mary Thurston, Sandy Baggett, Martin Aitchison
Diana Goodwin and Nick Dingemans
Donna McWilliams, Vanessa and Stuart Bremner, Toni and Blaise Benoit
Eden Engelken, Anne Lochoff, Michael Materson, Ken McInnes
Edmund Rajendra and Shukor Abdul
Friends enjoying the night
Ewa Holker and Joy Tampi and photobombing friends
Gabe Rijpma, Bridget Hope, Alexandra Stewart, Dean Nikora
For more pictures, see Part 2!
By Kathleen Siddell, August 2015