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New York Alumni event October 2018

Please join us for an evening of networking and entertainment!

The University of Otago Vice-Chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne, and Mr. Neil Matheson, President of the Alumni of the University of Otago in America, Inc. invite all alumni and friends to a reception on Tuesday October 30th, 2018 in NYC.

This year’s alumni event features

  • an update from the Vice Chancellor on University affairs (with special focus on the 2019 150th Anniversary celebrations)
  • an in-person interview with Guest Speaker, Chef Mark Simmons, product of Southland, Top Chef Season 4 contestant, and owner of Brooklyn restaurant ‘Kiwiana’.

Hear Mark’s journey from the Makarewa Freezing Works to ‘Kiwiana’, and the challenges and rewards of bringing NZ cuisine and ambience to NYC

RSVP required by October 23rd, 2018 or +64 3 471 6384
(No charge for attendance, please bring ID for building access)

We will also be having a function in San Francisco on Monday, November 5th. Please watch your email, as more details will be available soon.

Please share this invite with all alumni of the University of Otago to ensure that they have the opportunity to join us!

Anyone who did not receive this email directly can update contact details by visiting our website or emailing

If you have questions or would like further details please visit the AUOA website or our LinkedIn page.

Date Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Time 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Audience Alumni
Event Category Alumni Events
Event Type Function
LocationNew Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations
(Please bring ID for building access)
600 3rd Avenue
New York
NY 10016
CostNo charge

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