Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

SE Asian Night Market warms wintry Wellington

MEDIA RELEASE

13 August 2008

Think of it as an antidote to all that Olympic fervour or simply a rest from all that Games viewing.

The Southeast Asian Night Market is a free family event in Wellington this Saturday August 16.

There will be varieties for Southeast Asian cuisine from eight Southeast Asian countries as well as kickboxing, gamelan, shadow puppets and batik making.

Bring along the whole family to experience some of the attractions of Southeast Asia.

The event will be at the TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf from 2pm until 10pm.

The event is organised by the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) in partnership

with the Wellington City Council and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

For more information: http://www.asianz.org.nz/node/1495

--

Southeast Asian Night Market warms wintry Wellington

Tourists in Asia automatically head for the nearest night market, where they can sample cheap and delicious local foods and buy colourful souvenirs for friends back home.

Now you can transport yourself from Wellington’s winter to the warmth, flavours and spicy smells of a typical Southeast Asian Night Market at the TSB Bank Arena on August 16.

Six ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asia Nations) members Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam plus the Cambodian and Myanmar communities have joined forces to bring you this magical new FREE event in partnership with Wellington City Council and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Highlights include Thai kick boxing, Philippine and Vietnamese martial arts, gamelan, Indonesian wayang kulit puppets, interactive traditional Asian games and demonstrations of batik printmaking. Plus of course delicious food stalls and non-stop entertainment.

Be in to win a trip to Singapore or Indonesia plus other great prizes! Proceeds from the Singapore raffle will go to the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, while Wellington City Mission will benefit from the Indonesian raffle and from the ASEAN Committee in Wellington Charity Fund.

Bring along the whole family to enjoy the best of food, craft and performance from Southeast Asia at the TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf from 2pm until 10pm.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election