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Fiesta Pilipinas Comes Full Circle

By Ricky Matthew AUCKLAND - The distance between New Zealand and the Philippines is nearly 8000km, but what separates...

Globe-trotting chef Freddie’s culinary odyssey – from dishwasher to head chef.

FILIPINO-INSPIRED MA’NHU KITCHEN EMERGES AS A VIBRANT HUB FOR AUT STUDENTS. By Ricky Matthew cover...
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Make and Bake by Qwizzy

Video courtesy of Kain Sining www.kainsining.com

EAT LIKE AN EGYPTIAN

EAT LIKE AN EGYPTIAN Exploring the Unique Flavours of Egyptian Cooking By Ricky Matthew

A recipe for success: Serving two popular regional cuisines in one restaurant.

A recipe for success: Serving two popular regional cuisines in one restaurant. By Ricky Matthew cover photo: The team at Marwen Food and Catering Services. credit...

Cavite: An emerging food destination south of Manila

CAVITE CUISINES. Some of the food choices at Tanza town’s Calle Real. Calle Real is one of Cavite’s food establishments that offer uniquely Caviteño...

Filipino Startups: Serving up innovative twists on Filipino classics.

From ‘Sisig Nachos’ to ‘Black Adobo Rolls’ – ‘Manila Eats’ Serves Up Innovative Twists on Classic Filipino Cuisine. By Ricky Matthew cover photo: Marc Edrada of...

Christmas Kai: Lamb, Ham or Turkey?

Christmas Kai: Lamb, Ham or Turkey? Plummeting prices make lamb the meat of choice this Christmas. By Mel Fernandez cover photo supplied. AUCKLAND - Surprisingly Santa's resounding 'Ho...

Made with love and eaten to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

Made with love and eaten to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival By William Chen Instagram: wchen. Facebook:...

Auckland’s K-fried chicken craze fires up demand, expansion plans.

Auckland’s K-fried chicken craze fires up demand, expansion plans. By Ricky Matthew Auckland – It seems...

Bottled curry sauce creators spice up culinary event.

By Ricky Matthew (above): Food tasting at Banu's stand at the Auckland Food Show 2023. Photo / Migrant News

Mabel’s: Continuing the Legacy of Authentic Burmese Cuisine in Wellington

Mabel's: Continuing the Legacy of Authentic Burmese Cuisine in Wellington By Ricky Matthew Photos supplied. Wellington - Nestled in the heart of Wellington, Mabel's has been captivating...

Business booming for restaurant with no set opening hours or menu

Afghan owner Abdul gets the grill ablaze. Photo: RNZ / Adam Burns By Adam Burns, RNZ A Christchurch restaurant which operates irregular opening hours and without...

Chic Clothes from Banana Waste Is Now in NZ

Chic Clothes from Banana Waste Is Now in NZ By Carla Teng Dressed in bright,...

Modern twist to traditional Filipino cuisine

Creative young chefs passionate about exposing Filipino cuisine to the mainstream By Mel Fernandez photo credit:...

Taste Test: Best supermarket hot cross buns revealed

“Traditional is the way to go. Without spice, it doesn't taste of Easter." Consumer NZ did the hard work of blind...

PH potato snack giant set to corner Auckland market

By Mel Fernandez, Food Editor AUCKLAND – Filipino food cart giant Potato Corner officially opened its first franchise operation in New Zealand on 15 December...

First ‘Brothers Burger’ restaurant grilling in OZ

The Philippines' first flame grilled gourmet burger restaurant has opened its flagship international store in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, on 04 December 2021.
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How to satisfy your food cravings safely.

Nostalgia for HomeCooked food drives expansion plans By Mel Fernandez AUCKLAND – Last year, in the...

Crowds queue for ‘one last’ pancake before store leaves central Auckland

AUCKLAND - Aucklanders have been turning out in droves to support a Korean pancake store that has been a stalwart of the central city...
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Nostalgia for HomeCooked food drives expansion plans

#FILIPINO FOOD ENTREPRENEURS Erik Sia By Mel Fernandez AUCKLAND – Last year, in the shadow of an unpredictable pandemic and encountering...

Nunuk Nuraini, the woman behind Indomie’s iconic flavors, dies at 59

By Coconuts Jakarta Photo: Twitter/@lailadimyati It’s a...

Clean, cook, chill to keep family safe

HON DR AYESHA VERRALL Food Safety As the festive season kicks off and we welcome the rise in summer temperatures, the risk of food poisoning at...

Asian food outlets scoop supreme excellence awards

By Rowena Singh AUCKLAND - Migrant communities have been sharing their culture with us through food for over a century in New Zealand. And over...

Filipino chef serves kindness for local elders

By Queenie Lee Tanjay (photo:) Heartful meals packed with chicken adobo, pancit canton...
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Adobo Nation

By Mel Fernandez “Through the years, several people have tried to describe what Filipino cuisine is all about,”...
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What is Filipino food?

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New app features iconic Metro Manila dishes

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora (photo:) FOODIE APP. Screenshot of "MyMetroManila".
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Doctor launches ‘new age’ bottled bagoong

By Mel Fernandez AUCKLAND – These days folks are starting to watch what they eat - hence the growing...
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Jayvee’s musical makeover

By Sheila Mariano Her role in ‘Celebrating the Musical’ takes Jayvee Lagunda out of her comfort zone to greater heights of excellence. AUCKLAND, Takapuna – It’s...
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Auckland’s first posh Filipino restaurant

Blog courtesy of: Toby Michael Chu
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Boodle Fight: The full on Filipino dining experience

savour the bountiful spread on banana leaves Exploring your 'primal roots'. By Mel Fernandez First appeared in www.travelgalore.nz Photo credit: Mel Fernandez @ Gold Ribbon Restaurant AUCKLAND – Are...
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Mex Festival: Traditional Cultural Wear video

Event video by Travel Editor - Mel Fernandez Check out this and other Multicutural Event videos & Reports about...
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Mex Festival

Feature your events in this Events and Food Portal powered by: Filipino Migrant News www.filipinonews.nz and Pinoy NZ Life www.pinoynzlife.nz
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From veterinary surgeon to regional trainer

A former Filipino veterinary surgeon who switched careers when she moved to New Zealand is helping to train newcomers to the cleaning industry. (photo caption:)...
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‘Quezon’s Game’ – A tale of leadership

Internationally acclaimed Quezon’s Game rolling out in New Zealand this February A history long forgotten. A tale of...
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‘Blessed Art Thou’ Exhibition

Filipino Artist: Louis Bretana 'BLESSED ART THOU' Art Exhibition at Studio One,     1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland from 16 Jan - 13 Feb 2020. 'Filipino-Kiwi Hero Award'...
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Sarah Geronimo’s 50 million hits – awesome

Watch SG's latest video. Report in Chika Muna: www.filipinonews.nz
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X’mas here, there and everywhere

Podcasts @ www.halohalo.nz Check out some of the events mentioned in this article at NZ’s only Filipino Events, Food,...

Team PH bags ‘sweet surprise’, 2nd SEA Games overall title

By Jelly Musico MANILA - Team Philippines clinched the '30th Southeast Asian Games’ overall...
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Flying the flag high

FLYING THE FLAG HIGH – AT HOME AND ABROAD A DAY TO BE UNITED AS FILIPINOS: 12th June 2019, 121st Philippine Independence Day FLASHBACK: On June 12,...
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Jazz Vidamo: ‘Little Singer 2019’

‘OPERA PRINCESS’ WITH THE AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA By Mel Fernandez MATAMATA, Waikato - Only 10 years old and she is already scaling great heights in the...
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Joke Lang, LOL, LYAO

By Mel Fernandez AUCKLAND – Joke Lang, LOL or LYAO? Or is it all of the above in the...
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Vaulting to success in gymnastics

Kenzo Santayana vaults to success in national gymnastics championships By Staff Writer Filipino Migrant...
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Miss PH-NZ 2019 Podcast

Pistang Pilipino 2019 special report in Filipino Migrant News Issue 133. www.filipinonews.nz
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‘It was really a tall order for us,’ coach Aquino

Gilas Pilipinas women's basketball team : Afril Bernadino (Photo: FIBA) By Mel Fernandez AUCKLAND,...
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Be vigilant about surge in burglaries

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, NZ Police would like to remind the ethnic communities to be vigilant about burglaries this festival season. Here...
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High voltage fashion show from PH

By Mel Fernandez CHRISTCHURCH – We have never seen the likes of this in New Zealand before. A high...
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‘We’ll be going all out to win,’ Coach Patrick Aquino – Team PH

By Mel Fernandez Interview with Coach Patrick Aquino on the eve of the Gilas Pilipinas Women's Basketball Team's game with Sky Sport Tall Ferns. Bring the...
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Black Eyed Peas in Auckland

Black Eye Peas Live at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand on the 13 October 2009. Youtube video by MsKatana83
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Filipiana meets Kiwiana

FILIPIANA MEETS KIWIANA CROSS CULTURAL INTEGRATION AT NZ FASHION WEEK By Mel Fernandez Photo Credit: NZ Fashion Week AUCKLAND – A second Filipino Fashion Designer from Auckland has...
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Pistang Pilipino 2019 sets the bar high … brilliant!

Pistang Pilipino 2019 sa Hamilton from 25-27 October included the following: 1. Friday 25 October 6.30-8pm: There will be an opening night welcome for guests,...
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Picture this cause

Ayla’s stunning calendar that will generate social benefit for three community groups in PH. AUCKLAND – It started out as a hobby – “to immortalise...

Boy Mestizo

Comedian James Roque unpacks his colonial past and in the process, he realises that the first step to decolonising his mind is to accept...

The Correos Effect

A Filipino-Kiwi comedian’s phenomenal rise to fame and popularity in the entertainment industry. “I was born in and grew up in Christchurch. My parents were...