Past Event15 Aug 2020

We Love Aotearoa - Whānau Fun Day

No longer available

Queens Wharf

Family & Kids

Last evening Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced Auckland will move into COVID-19 Alert Level 3 from midday Wednesday August 12th to midnight Friday August 14th. 

In respect of the government’s request, we have postponed the celebrations planned for We Love Aotearoa, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 August, at Shed 10 and The Cloud, Queens Wharf this weekend.    
This includes the following events:

  • We Love Aotearoa (r18) ticketed event 4:30pm-11pm, Sat 15 August (Postponed)
  • We Love Aotearoa - Whānau Fun Day 11am-3pm, Sat 15 August  (Postponed)
  • We Love VR - 10am-6pm Sat 15 August & 10am-4pm Sun 16 August (Postponed)  

We will be monitoring the situation closely, and will look to be in touch with you all again when we are in a better position of understanding. This however is a big unknown so please bear with us.  

The international group of friends behind the campaign are confident the people of Aotearoa will overcome this setback as valiantly as they have done before. “We look forward to rescheduling We Love Aotearoa and celebrating New Zealand’s success yet again. Kia kaha and much aroha to all.” says event founder, Gabe Newell.

 The We ❤  Aotearoa, Whānau Fun Day, and We ❤  VR events were created to celebrate the 'the team of 5 million' and their great accomplishments as a united country. The celebration was created by a group of friends from around the world who found themselves based in Auckland as COVID-19 spread throughout the globe. Whilst being here they have been overwhelmed by the Manaakitanga and Aroha they have received from the people of Aotearoa. 

“We are confident New Zealand will deal with this outbreak in the same way it has dealt with the virus better than any other country in the world to date.” says Teagan Klein, co-organiser of We ❤ Aotearoa. 

Thanks for your understanding and best wishes to you all.


The Fresh Concept team.


To celebrate Aotearoa's tremendous efforts to moderate the impact of Covid-19, a range of activities, performances and workshops will take place in The Cloud and Shed 10.

Enjoy a carnival of live music and performances, food trucks, workshops and activities including a Silent Disco, Animal Cycle Roller Rink, a virtual reality experience with BLAKE NZ, interactive art installations, and so much more!

Admission to this event is free. We will have QR codes at the gates for you to scan in via the NZ Covid tracer app, or a manual sign in form for contact tracing.

This event will be following all health and safety procedures outlined by the New Zealand Events Sector Voluntary Code.

For more info head to and to click attending, head to the Facebook event.

This is a zero waste event supported by Sustainable Coastlines.

This is the whānau-friendly daytime event.

Please note, the free ticketed evening We Heart Aotearoa festival (R18) featuring The Black Seeds, Ladi6, Leisure, JessB & more is SOLD OUT:

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