Modern twist to traditional Filipino cuisine

Creative young chefs passionate about exposing Filipino cuisine to the mainstream AUCKLAND - Every couple of months yet another...

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.

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...

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...

Pinoy pitstop en route to Matakana coast

By Mel Fernandez (photo of Chef Dino Isla, supplied) Warkworth is an exciting gateway to the Matakana Coast Wine Country. From this historic township you can...

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...

Adobo Nation

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

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".

Doctor launches ‘new age’ bottled bagoong

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

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...

Auckland’s first posh Filipino restaurant

Blog courtesy of: Toby Michael Chu

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 Photo credit: Mel Fernandez @ Gold Ribbon Restaurant AUCKLAND – Are...

A sporting chance for work visa holders

The Ambassadors’ Cup 2020 Launch: By N Matencio, Sports writer (Filipino News) Photo credit: Johans Lucena AUCKLAND - We are all Ambassadors of our country by the...

Christmas Eats

THE GREAT KIWI CHRISTMAS SURVEY Lamb or ham’s the plan for Kiwis this Christmas Pavlova the pick of the puddings Salads and spuds most likely to be...

Celebrating International Women’s Day Celebrating women for International Women’s Day

Mex Festival: Traditional Cultural Wear video

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

Mex Festival

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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:)...

‘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...

‘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'...

Sarah Geronimo’s 50 million hits – awesome

Watch SG's latest video. Report in Chika Muna:

Black Nazarene, 5 Jan, Balmoral Church

Black Nazarene is celebrated on 9 January each year in the Philippines. In Auckland, New Zealand it is celebrated on the nearest...

123rd Death Anniversary of Rizal

Filipino News and Pinoy NZ Life commemorate the death anniversary of the Philippines’ national hero Dr Jose Rizal on Monday...

X’mas here, there and everywhere

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

Countdown to a new decade

AUCKLAND - As 2019 comes to a close and the countdown to a new decade begins, New Zealand’s largest fireworks display will once again...

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

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

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,...

‘Unbreakable’ – new TFC movie in cinemas from 12 Dec

HOYTS CINEMA Botany Downs ...

Concert powers conservation program

BAYAN KO: by Mel Fernandez AUCKLAND – It's not very often that one gets to hear the many genres of classical, stage and popular music come...

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...

Christmas Street Food Night Market – Christchurch

Maligayang Pasko Date: 14 December 2019 Time: 3.30 to 9pm Venue: Catholic Cathedral College, 62 Ferry Road, Christchurch

Joke Lang, LOL, LYAO

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

Vaulting to success in gymnastics

Kenzo Santayana vaults to success in national gymnastics championships By Staff Writer Filipino Migrant...

Miss PH-NZ 2019 Podcast

Pistang Pilipino 2019 special report in Filipino Migrant News Issue 133.

‘It was really a tall order for us,’ coach Aquino

Gilas Pilipinas women's basketball team : Afril Bernadino (Photo: FIBA) By Mel Fernandez AUCKLAND,...

The Philippines Way

Exclusive event report in by Iya Brady Event video courtesy by JRV Films Event Filmmaker :

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...

High voltage fashion show from PH

By Mel Fernandez CHRISTCHURCH – We have never seen the likes of this in New Zealand before. A high...

‘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...

Black Eyed Peas in Auckland

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

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...

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,...

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...