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Halo Halo Auckland

AUCKLAND - Get a taste of Filipino food and culture and help rebuild the lives of typhoon victims. This is the message of a group of Filipino youth who are organising a cultural event titled – Halo Halo New Zealand at the Westlake Boys High School Auditorium on 15 February 2014 from 4.30 pm-10pm.

Last year this event contributed funds towards the medical treatment costs of a Filipino teenager with cancer who was battling for her life.

This time round, this event for a cause, is fund-raising specifically for children and youth projects in the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Entry to the food festival and the Filipino ‘Chef of the Year’ contest, which starts at 4:30pm, is free.

Entry to the Mr & Ms Filipino News cultural pageant from 6pm-10pm is only $10 for General Admission and this money will be donated to aid agencies.

“Our cultural pageant is one of a kind, as it features boys and girls in the elaborate cultural costumes of the Philippines, followed by the story of creation - Filipino style and contestants will also be re-enacting scenes from popular Filipino movies followed by a tribute in international costumes to some of the nations that helped with the aid effort in the Philippines,” says Sheila Mariano, the Producer of the show.

“For the first the we have gathered together the very best creative talent in the Filipino community to work as a team in such a project,” she adds. “We are also delighted that the event is being filmed for an episode of the documentary series on ‘Festivals’ which will be shown on TV3 sometime in April this year.

The food festival runs from 4:30pm – 9pm. It will feature some of the cuisine of these regions - Bohol, Manila, Cordillera, Pampanga, Bicol, Cebu, Nueva Ecija and Mindanao. Visitors will be welcomed to try Philippine’s national dish, Adobo Chicken, It’s as popular as the Indian Butter Chicken.
At the same time, some well-known Filipino Chefs show their mastery of regional dishes in the exciting Filipino ‘Chef of the Year’ competition. They can be seen in action at 4:30pm.
Hello New Zealand!

Pageant tickets are available on Eventfinder.

VIP Tickets: $25. General Admission $10. All proceeds from the sale of General Admission Tickets will be donated to Aid Agencies for projects specifically aimed at children and youth in the typhoon affected areas.

ENDS

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