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Milkybar Kid Top Ten Chosen

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Milkybar Kid Top Ten Chosen

The search is heating up for one of New Zealand's most well-known young adventurers - the MILKYBAR Kid - now the Top Ten Finalists have now been chosen.

Since August 9, parents and guardians have been filming audition videos of their children using a script from and uploading them for their chance to fill the iconic boots of this much-loved character. Public auditions were also held at branches of The Warehouse, New World and Pak n Save nationwide.

Now, 10 children have been chosen as the Top Ten Finalists from over 1500 entries. Their names are being revealed over ten days on Good Morning and at

The seventh Top Ten Finalist is Astaria Te Aukura from Auckland. Her interests include swimming, touch rugby, hip hop dancing, netball, basketball and surf lifesaving.

Astaria goes to Mairangi Bay Primary and is also involved with the Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club. She's really sporty and plays at a high level - she just won an award for being the top 7 year old swimmer on the North Shore. She also loves art and drama at school and wants to be a pilot when she grows up.

She says she would like to be the next Milkybar Kid because it's 2010 and girls can do anything!

Astaria joins Dominic Burrows of Invercargill, Asher Quin of Dunedin, Sam Kirby of Christchurch, Natalie Olson of Wellington, Hinetaapora Short of Rotorua, and Madison Hunter of Auckland in the Top Ten.

MILKYBAR spokesman, Jeremy Boucher comments, "We had such a terrific response to the search, and after a series of call backs and some very difficult decisions we've found our Top Ten.

"This has been an emotional journey and although we always knew there would only ever be one MILKYBAR Kid we never expected to see so many potential stars. It has certainly been tough to cut the contenders down to ten hopefuls."

After all the finalists have been revealed, from November 1 the public can then vote on the website for the Finalist they think would be the best New Zealand MILKYBAR Kid. A panel of judges will pick the ultimate winner, who will be revealed on 19 November 2010.

The chosen child will star in the new 2011 MILKYBAR television commercial, and enter the hearts (and lounges) of Kiwis as part of one of New Zealand's most iconic television campaigns.

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