Sunnuntai Social – Sunday Social

Epaviralliset suomalaisten tapaamiset –

Joka kuun toisena sunnuntaina kello 15:00.

Northern Steamship Co Brewbar

122 Quay Street, Britomart, Auckland.

Tule mukaan!


Informal gathering of Finns –

Every second Sunday of the month at 3pm

at Northern Steamship Co Brewbar

122 Quay Street, Britomart, Auckland.

Everyone is welcome!


Winter WarmUp – International Dance Extravaganza!

Saturday, 9th August6:00pm – late

Join in!

Winter WarmUp – Saturday 9th August

Always a non-stop extravaganza of beautiful performances, all-in revelling, and on-demand Danish food!

Mulled wine at 6pm, then soon into the dancing. Bar open. Entry a gold coin. Food @ modest price. Raffle.

Where: Danish House, 6 Rockridge Ave (off O’Rorke Rd), Penrose, Auckland. [MAP] 

Hosts are the Danish Society Dancers & Ruritanian International Folk Dance Club.

Juhannus – Midsummer party

Tervetuloa Juhannuksen viettoon Aucklannissa!

Aika: Lauantaina 21 kesakuuta, 18:00

Paikka: The Bluestone Room, 9-11 Durham Lane, Auckland CBD

Meille on varattu oma menu ja erikoisdrinkit!

Varaa paikkasi lahettamalla viesti osoitteeseen:, tai Auckland

Finnish Society Facebook sivujen kautta.


Welcome to celebrate the Finnish Midsummer!

Time: Saturday 21st of June, 6pm start

Venue: The Bluestone Room, 9-11 Durham Lane, Auckland CBD

We will have our own menu and special drinks!

RSVP to, on via  Auckland Finnish Society Facebook site.

AGM (Annual General Meeting) & Vappu – 4th May 2014

Vuosikokous ja Vappu pidetaan sunnuntaina 4 toukokuuta, kello 16.00.
Paikka: Danish House, 6 Rockridge Ave, Penrose, 1061

Nama ovat nyyttikestit, eli tuo jotain syomista mukanasi jaettavaksi. Baari on auki, joten jokainen voi ostaa juomat paikalta. (Paikalle ei saa tuoda alkoholijuomia).



The AGM and Vappu will be held on Sunday 4th May at the Danish House, 4pm start. Venue: Danish House, 6 Rockridge Ave, Penrose, 1061

This is a bring-a-plate function, i.e. bring some food to share. The venue has a bar, so everyone can their drinks there. (Note: Do not bring own alcohol to the venue.)




Itsenäisyyspäivä – Independence Day – Friday 6th December 2013

This year we will celebrate the Independence Day in style!

AlbertonWe have booked this amazing venue for our cocktail function. Note, that this is a members only event. To become a member of the Auckland Finnish Society, please contact the society via email:

If you are a member you will receive details of this event via email.

Täna vuonna juhlimme itsenäisyyspäivää tyylikkäästi!

Olemme varanneet tämän hienon paikan cocktailtilaisuuteemme. Huomaa, että tämä tilaisuus on vain jäsenille. Jos haluat tulla seuran jäseneksi, lähetä sähköpostia:

Jäsenet saavat lisätietoja tästä tilaisuudesta sähköpostitse.


Scandinavian Christmas Market – Sunday 3rd November

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Quality Scandinavian handcrafts, specialty foods, gifts, toys, homewares, chocolates

and much much more!

Come and purchase all your Christmas supplies and goodies all under one roof!

The Auckland Finnish Society will have a stall there as well. We will have delicious

ryebread sandwiches, blueberry pie, pulla and chocolate pretzels!

Finnish chocolate, salmiakki and lollies are available at Safka stall.

VENUE: 6 Rockridge Avenue, Penrose, Auckland

TIME: Sunday 3rd November, 10am – 4pm

Free entry to Danish House

Wills and Kate get ‘äitiyspakkaus’ for baby from Finnish government

Slightly edited from the original article:

Changing the nappy at Kensington Palace, when the moment comes, may be easier thanks to a gift to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from the Finnish government, writes Mark Bosworth in Helsinki.

When the Magazine wrote last month about the baby box given to all expectant mothers in Finland – and the role that it may have played in helping the country achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates – people from all over the world contacted the social security service Kela asking to buy one.

The duke and duchess were not among them, but as they will shortly have a use for the clothes and other mother-and-baby items inside the box (there is even one item for dad) Kela decided to send one to the expectant parents.

“Kela wanted to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” says spokeswoman Heidi Liesivesi. “The maternity package gained such a positive response from all around the world. The timing was perfect that the royal couple are having a baby.”

Contents of the box

Baby asleep in one of the maternity boxes
  • Box itself doubles as a crib
  • Range of clothing including snowsuit, romper suits and leggings
  • Hooded bath towel, nail scissors, hairbrush, toothbrush, nappy cream, wash cloth
  • Cloth nappy set and muslin squares
  • Picture book and teething toy
  • Bra pads, condoms

Kensington Palace has confirmed that the parents-to-be received the box last week. “We were delighted to receive the very kind gift of the maternity package from the Finnish government. It was a very thoughtful gesture and we’re very grateful for it,” says a Kensington Palace spokesman. “I’m sure the Duke and Duchess will be very interested to see the contents.”

The palace does not accept gifts from commercial organisations, but is happy to receive presents from individuals and foreign governments.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the second royal couple to receive a baby box from Finland. In February last year, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden were given one to celebrate the birth of Princess Estelle.

As well as containing essentials, the box can also be used as a bed because it comes with a fitted mattress. Many Finnish babies have their first sleeps in these cardboard cots. So will the royal baby sleep in a cardboard box? It’s hard to imagine, but anything’s possible.

Check out the contents of the current maternity package.

Read more about the history of the box.

Juhannus – 22nd June 2013

This year we celebrated Juhannus at the new Postman’s Leg restaurant/bar in Glenfield.
About 20 of us escaped the cold weather indoors and enjoyed the lovely food and drinks, whilst talking about the lucky Finns celebrating Juhannus in the heatwave in Finland and enjoying the nightless night by the bonfire, or whatever they get up there nowadays!