The 12th Auckland Diwali Festival takes place on October 19 and 20 at Aotea Square and Queen St. Highlights will include a range of food stalls showcasing authentic Indian vegetarian cuisine, traditional and contemporary dance and music and the hotly contested Bollywood competition. Applications for food and craft stalls are still being considered. Email Mia Patel at diwali@aucklandnz. com for more information.