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Top emerging fashion designers are being asked to apply for next year’s iD International Emerging Designer Awards to be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Celebrating its 10th year, the iD International Emerging Designer Awards is a prestigious fashion competition, open to any recent graduate (within the past five years) or … Continue reading

Ivone’s first Ukulele Concert

Two weeks ago, my 8.0 year old had her first Ukulele debut concert after  two month preparation and enduring practice every Friday. The free event  was held at The Marae , Museum of New Zealand Te papa Museum in the late afternoon. The children  in Munting tinig (small voice) sings traditional Filipino song, old-time English favourites, … Continue reading

Celebrity milliner Stephen Jones to show at iD Dunedin Fashion Week

He’s designed hats for some of the world’s top celebrities – from pop stars to royalty – and now British milliner Stephen Jones is coming to iD Dunedin Fashion Week, 10-17 March 2013 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Dubbed by Italian Vogue as the maker of “the most beautiful hats in the world”, London-based Jones will show a retrospective … Continue reading

Outback Christmas

Join Darwin Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Tara Murphy and her quartet as they explore the songs and sounds of a bush Christmas. DSO’s popular Family Proms concerts are an entertaining and interactive introduction to the instruments of an orchestra, best suited to kids aged 0 – 6 years. Proudly presented by 105.7 ABC Darwin, this show … Continue reading

iD showcases fresh fashion talent

Vibrant colour and design, hand-dyed wool, tapestry, leather work, and digital printing are just some of the innovative techniques used by graduates showing at next year’s iD Dunedin Fashion Week. Five exceptional graduate collections from the Otago Polytechnic School of Design have been selected from a field of 25 on display at the recent Collections … Continue reading


From a line-up of 12 of New Zealand’s hottest young opera singing talent, the Lexus Song Quest judges today announce the names of the six competitors that will head to the 2012 Grand Final on Thursday 30 August in Wellington. They are 24 year old countertenor Stephen Diaz, 21 year old soprano Grace Park, 22 … Continue reading

Science rapper returns to science festival

Award-winning Stanford (USA) science rapper and biologist, Tom McFadden aka The Rhymebosome makes a return to this year’s eighth New Zealand International Science Festival after his debut in 2010. As part of the festival’s science idol competition Tom will be visiting and performing at schools with a New Zealand tour in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and … Continue reading

A Night with Ambassador

I was invited the other night  by Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand  HE  Virginia Benavidez for a formal dinner in Honour of Filipino Recipients of Various Awards at the “Ang Bahay” in Karori Wellington. The seven Awardee are  Dr. Antonio Noblejas, QSM (Queen’s Service Medal Awardee and CFO 2008 “Banaag Award” Presidential Award for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas), Ms Sylvia … Continue reading

2012 iD Dunedin Fashion Week launches

iD Dunedin Fashion Week kicks off today with a week of fashion shows, events, tours, public talks, and exhibitions, culminating in the must-see iD International Emerging Designer Awards on Thursday night and the iD Dunedin Fashion Shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Now in its 13th year, the iconic event, which attracts international attention, features … Continue reading