Social Night with NZPBC and Friends At Thai Street Bistro

The New Zealand Philippines Business Council members and friends regularly meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month after office hours, and since the 14th of August 2013, the social group enjoys food and drinks at the newly opened Thai Street Bistro, located at the new ASB Bldg., Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Crossing, Auckland Central (near the Auckland Fish Market).

This serves as an open invitation for everyone to enjoy the evening and network with NZPBC members and friends.

See you in Thai Street Bistro!!!

PROFILE: Fun Thoughts New Zealand Ltd. (FunTo), Corporate Member

Fun Thoughts New Zealand Ltd. (FunTo) is the first Filipino-owned business in New Zealand, pioneering originally-designed ‘Pilipinas-themed’ shirts using the newest technology of full sublimation printing in high-quality breathable fabric for business shirts and sportswear.

The Lion's Den

Got a business idea but can't seem to lift it off the ground? Don't wait 'til it's too late! Act now and get the lion's share from 'investors' under NZPBC's care. Watch this space!

NZPBC Directors Meet in Wellington

The NZPBC directors from Auckland met up with the directors from Wellington on 2 August for the 1st Wellington Annual Strategic Review meeting. The Auckland-based directors included Chairman Lito Banal, Leilani Guillen (Media and Public Relations Committee) and Mark Dizon (Membership Committee).

Both groups from Auckland and Wellington came up with fresher, more exciting ways to bring the strategies to life for implementation in Wellington.

PROFILE: Mark Guadalupe, Associate member

Having a balance between work and home life can be a real challenge, but for NZPBC Associate Member Mark Guadalupe, having the opportunity to excel in the IT industry while managing time for his family makes it all worthwhile.

A Computer Science graduate from the Philippines, Mark got attracted to the industry early on in his life and saw it as an opportunity to get a job that pays more than the average population and use this as a tool to have his own business someday.

The 2014 Filipino Kiwi Hero Awards

The Filipino Migrant News recently held their inaugural Filipino-Kiwi Hero Awards (2014).

The awards for different categories were presented to the recipients at the Gala Awards Ceremony held last July 5, 2014 at the VIP Function Room of ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane.

A big conratulations to three of our members were recipients, namely:
Lito Banal (Chairman, NZPBC) - Business Leader of the Year
Tres Marias (Oscar and Mercy Catoto) - Business Owner of the Year
Russell Siayngco - Entertainer of the year

NZPBC Cup 2014 Highlights

article written by: Jay Aranas, PGC Captain

What started out as a chilly, showery morning at Remuera Golf Club on 2nd June 2014 eventually turned out to be a warm, pleasant and happy event for all the participants of the 2014 NZPBC Cup.

With 53 players from the original 60, this to date is the most attended tournament of the Pinoy Golf Club of Auckland (PGC) Everyone had a loot bag of goodies and brought home a prize donated by the generous sponsors.

A big congratulations to the winners:

iRemit Gets Its Show on the Road through "Be F.I.T."

iRemit New Zealand, Ltd., one of NZPBC's corporate members, in collaboration with its partner non-government organisation, KAMPI and Kabalikat ng OFW, Inc., conducted a financial literacy seminar dubbed, " Be F.I.T. (Financially Intelligent and Trained)," last 3 May 2014 at Henderson, West Auckland.

Show Me the Money!!!

The New Zealand Philippines Business Council invites you to its second installment of NEGO-SHOW business workshop called "Show Me The Money" on Saturday, 5th April 2014, 9:30 am- 11:30 am, to be held Kauri Academy*.

This is a project spearheaded by the Business Development Team together with guest resource speaker & NZPBC member Nimfa Uy, C.A. It will be a practical workshop about how to raise money for your business and will cover key topics such as:


Filipino Migrant News Business Leader of the Year


Congratulations to our beloved Chairman Lito Banal for being awarded "Filipino Business Leader of the Year" by Filipino Migrant News! We are truly so proud of you!

Mr. Banal was among the few exceptional Filipino movers and shakers who was honoured last night during the very successful cultural pageantry, the search for Maginoo at Binibining Filipino News NZ 2014, held at the West Lake Boys High School Auditorium.

NZPBC Official Launch in Wellington

NZPBC Official Launch in Wellington (07-Nov-2013)

Last month, NZPBC was launched in Wellington officially at the KPMG Boardroom, Level 9, #10 Customhouse Quay. Special guests and invited officials were welcomed by Caroline Parreno, one of NZPBC’s directors and master of ceremonies for the evening. H.E. Ambassador Virginia Benavidez kicked off the programme proper with well-wishes and assurance that the Philippine embassy is always there to support the endeavours of the NZPBC.