Danish Society

Auckland, New Zealand

Our goal is to preserve, maintain, promote, foster and encourage Danish history, culture and language within New Zealand.

We organise events to celebrate Danish holidays and festivals and activities related to Danish traditions.

Sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of this page or even better, request to become a member.

Facilities

There are two main property assets that the Auckland Danish Society maintains for the benefit of its members. Danish House can be booked for things like social events and fund raising dinners, while Valhalla is a ready venue for weekend holidays

Activities

The Danish Society organises and facilitates a variety of activities for members of all ages and interests. On these pages you can read about some of the frequent activities spanning from folk dancing, over movie nights to Valhalla working bees.

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Danish Society NZ

Hella Joof’s HAPPY ENDING will open in NZ cinemas on December 12th. This Danish delight is a cheeky star-studded romantic comedy about starting over later in life. Trailer: www.happyendingfilmnz.com/trailer

About HAPPY ENDING: Helle (Birthe Neumann) has been waiting forever for her workaholic husband Peter (Kurt Ravn) to retire so they can make the most of their autumn years together. But on the eve of his retirement Helle’s dreams of travel and excitement are dashed – not only is Peter launching a new career, but he’s invested their entire savings in a boutique vineyard in Austria. Unable to find a compromise Helle and Kurt split, to the astonishment of their family and friends.
What follows is a hilarious, unflinching comedy about love, life, sex and ageism, as Helle and Kurt each embark on a journey of discovery, filled with new opportunities, problems, attitudes and dreams. But how do you start again after 50 years of marriage?
Danish Director Hella Joof presents a winning examination of ageing and gender relations described by Screen Daily as “the Nordic Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

Further information can be found here: www.happyendingfilmnz.com/

HAPPY ENDING OPENS IN NEW ZEALAND CINEMAS FROM DECEMBER 12TH
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A message from the President

Welcome to the Danish Society website. We are based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Our goal is to preserve, maintain, promote, foster and encourage Danish history, culture and language within New Zealand.

We organise events to celebrate Danish holidays and festivals and activities related to Danish traditions.

We want to promote understanding and relations between Danes and New Zealanders and other ethnic people in New Zealand.

We promote sustainability of the environment: maintaining our two properties, and developing the environment at Valhalla.

Please feel free to browse our website and to contact us if you are interested in more information or would like to join the Society.

Med venlig hilsen,

Jacob Thuesen
President

About the society

From 1942 to the present day, the club has prospered and accomplished it’s aims of assistance to Danes and integration into their new country, New Zealand.

  • 1942 -The original Danish Association (Inc.) Constitution and Rules.
  • 1958 – The Danish Society Inc., Certificate of Incorporation.
  • 1966 – Celebrating the opening of the Danish House in Parnell. Booklet and Royal Telegram
  • 1991 – 25th anniversary of the Danish House in Parnell
  • 1992 – 50th anniversary of Danish Society

Upcoming events

Here you can read about some of the frequent activities spanning from folk dancing, over movie nights to Valhalla working bees.

Read more on the subpages, see who to contact if you have questions and come along to whatever activity fancies you.

Check out the calendar for upcoming activities and events or read the latest news.

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