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When:

Sun 7 Apr 2013, 11:00am–5:00pm

Where: Sir Woolf Fisher Arena Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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The New Zealand Multicultural Festival celebrating ethnic diversity is a free family event offering a kaleidoscope of colour, culture and cuisine.

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the festival Organised by World TV Limited, TV9 and Radio 9, the event will be a food and entertainment spectacular with more than 50 food stalls and a wide range of traditional and contemporary performances by music and dance groups.

Headlining the festival will be Hong Kong television stars Jason Chan and Linda Chung who will sing and entertain the crowd. Another guest from Hong Kong, Anderson Junior will host a game show and invite audience participation. All three TVB stars will be available for a ‘meet and greet’ and autograph-signing session.

Other special highlights will include a Cook Islands singing and dance group and performances by the winners of the International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship which will be held a day earlier, on Saturday 6 April, at the same venue.

Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Filipino, Russian and Bulgarian performers will entertain the crowd at the festival throughout the day and there will also be a ‘Doggie Challenge’, a competition to find the smartest and ‘cutest’ pet dogs.

World TV chief executive, Henry Ho, said the Multicultural Festival celebrates New Zealand’s diversity with different ethnic communities working side-by-side.

An array of Asian food and beverages will add colour to the event which is one of the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, Mr Ho said.

“The festival, which starts at 11am and finishes at 5pm, will have something for everyone to enjoy.”

It will be the fourth year in a row that World TV has hosted the festival which attracts people from all walks of life and ethnicities.

World TV has 12 television channels including TV9, which broadcasts on FreeviewIHD® Channel 29 and features news programmes that are simultaneously broadcast on Radio 9, 104.2 FM.

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