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Wednesday, 8 Aug.
1:07 p.m. At Kiwi House, there are plenty of people enjoying this barbecue and fun in the the sun.
12.57 p.m. From 1 p.m. on, viewers can see the sailing, athletics and BMX as well as New Zealand facing off against The Netherlands in the Hockey from 3:30 p.m.. But you won’t find any BBC coverage here either. Only Kiwi telly for Kiwi fans.
12:51 p.m. In 101 years of New Zealand’s Olympic history, the Kiwis have picked up 99 medals. There can’t be many better places to be than Kiwi house when they make it to 100! There’s loads of room to watch the games here and enjoy some great Kiwi banter. The time to come is now, because as the day goes on, more people show up.
A generous portion of New Zealand cuisine, music and sporting talent will be served in the heart of London’s King Cross over the Olympic period.
Entertainment in the evenings will be provided by some of New Zealand’s leading artists, including Hollie Smith, stand-up comedian Jarred Christmas and musician Tim Walker – son of Olympic legend John Walker.
Kiwi house will also showcase the very best in Kiwi food, beverage and entertainment. Visitors will be able to sit on Granary Square and enjoy a BBQ menu designed by one of NZ’s best know chefs, Peter Gordon and drink specially imported Moa beer whilst watching Olympic action live on the big screen.
“We’ve got the tin shed with the barbeque, we’ve got the cabbage trees,” Kiwi Project Director Regan McMillan said. “Everything that’s sort of iconic New Zealand is here in a sort of concrete jungle in London, we’ve made this little piece of New Zealand right here.”
The New Zealand Olympic Committee also announced that Kiwi House would be hosting its own opening and closing ceremony parties.
Kiwi House will be open from Friday 27 July with the entry fee at £5 per day. Access will be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, and some special events will be ticketed. There is also the opportunity to buy a Kiwi House Gold Pass, which ensures priority entry for its holders, as well as special event tickets.