26 November 2013

A worthwhile endeavour

As with a lot of people all over the world, we also felt that we needed to do something as news of the devastation from the typhoon in the Philippines trickled in.  We started to think of ways to fundraise, and finally decided on a Garage Sale, with request for donations of baked goods.

As news of the project gained momentum, people started dropping off goods.  From company announcements to social media alerts, the message made its way around, and friends and strangers started pitching in.

The group made its way to the Garage last Wednesday to help with sorting, then followed it up the day before the event.  It was hard work, but it was fun too.

The reception this activity received on Saturday was just amazing.  We had people buying a small item and refusing their change.  Some tried to buy as much as they can.  Still, others simply went there to donate cash.  Many lingered and chatted while enjoying the baked goods, pan de sal and arroz caldo for brunch.

We raised around $1,500.00 from this event, with donations by electronic banking still ongoing til this Friday.  The group will endeavour to make every cent count and get the money sent directly to the beneficiary (which is currently under discussion).

Maraming salamat po (thank you very much) for everyone who supported this project!

If you would like to contribute to this activity, please visit the BarkadahaNZ website.

14 November 2013

Fundraising for Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines

Barkadahanz is an organisation of Filipino families located in the Northern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand. We are currently raising funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

We are coordinating with various local agencies helping in Tacloban and nearby communities to find the best way of channeling our donations. Please watch this page for updates re this fundraising initiative.

If you want to donate through us please use the account details (for electronic banking) below:
ASB Account No. 12 3223 0160240 50
Reference: HAIYAN
Code: your surname

For further inquiries, please contact:
Cory Gawe (04 4774251 / 027 588 2276), or
Nick or Tina Ballesteros (04 477 4069)

We are also running a Garage Sale on the 23rd of November. Details below (click image to enlarge).

Salamat po for your assistance. Please help spread the word also.

11 November 2013

Free green crates for Recycling Week

The Wellington City Council giving away green crates for Recycling Week!

Recycling Week 2013 starts today, and the Wellington City Council is giving away green crates. If you need a new crate for your glass recycling stop in at the Service Centre on Wakefield Street and pick one up or call 499 4444 to have one delivered.

Free of charge for this week only.

Source: Wellington City Council on Facebook

09 November 2013

Johnsonville Craft Fair 2013

This is on Friday, 15th November, 7-9pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre. Entry fee applies.

(This is my first post using the Blogger application for Android)

04 November 2013

ASEAN Film Festival 2013

When: Sat 9 & Sun 10 Nov 2013, Sat 11am–3.15pm, Sun 10.30am–5.15pm
Where: Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa Museum
Cost: Free entryType: Film

The Wellington embassies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are pleased to present the ASEAN Film Festival 2013. Enjoy a diverse selection of films, ranging from drama to comedy and animation. Entry is free, so bring your family and friends.


Sat 9 Nov
11am: Sandcastle,Singapore, M sex scenes, offensive language, nudity (1hr, 32 min)
1.30pm: Garuda Di Dadaku (Garuda in My Heart), Indonesia, PG (1 hr, 36 min)

Sun 10 Nov
10.30am: SeeFood, Malaysia, PG frightening scenes (1 hr, 33 min)
1pm: Four Sisters and a Wedding, Philippines, PG coarse language and sexual references (2 hr)
3.30pm: The Overture,Thailand, M violence and horror scenes, content may disturb (1 hr, 40 min)

For further information, visit the Te Papa Museum website

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