Crystal reports back from Philippine Independence Day Celebrations at Tūranga on Saturday 12 June 2021.
Sipa: A Beloved Filipino Game
Most Filipinos would not get past childhood without playing Sipa. This homegrown game is popular among children in both neighbourhood and school playgrounds in the Philippines because of its simple rules and accessibility. But it is also exciting and challenging as it requires agility and speed as well as good ball control skills. Filipinos started…
The Pinoy Jeepney: the Philippines’ King of the Road
If you visit the Philippines especially the main cities like Manila, you can’t miss it: the Pinoy jeepney. Coated in wild colours and adorned with flashy ornaments, this flamboyant elongated jeep is considered a Filipino icon as it is made and found only in the Philippines. It is also the most popular public transportation in…
How Filipinos Celebrate Philippine Independence Day in Christchurch
But why is the Philippine Independence Day so significant to Filipinos and how do they celebrate away from their homeland? In commemoration of this year’s Philippine Independence Day, we searched for the answers by reaching out to some of the 10,335 Filipinos who now call Christchurch home.
Mariachi Comes to Canterbury – New Zealand Music Month
A surprise musical performance for homesick Mexicans last year in Christchurch unexpectedly led to the founding of Mariachi Sol de Canterbury, one of only a handful authentic Mariachi bands in New Zealand.
All About Audiobooks
Find out more about audiobooks and their history. We have them in CD, MP3CD, Playaway, and eAudiobook formats.
Philippine Independence Day 2019 delights crowds in Tūranga
Tūranga’s TSB Arena was a vibrant space of cultural festivities for the celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day.
Philippine Independence Day 2019 Celebrations in Tūranga – Saturday 15 June
Find out about Philippine Independence Day 2019 Celebrations at Tūranga, and a bilingual storytime at Upper Riccarton Library.
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