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!!!

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.


In response to queries regarding possible recipients of donations for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), please be advised that donations may be sent through the following:

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)
Account Name: NDRRMC Donated Funds
Account Numbers: 0435-021927-030 (Peso Account); 0435-021927-530 (Dollar Account)
Swift Code: DBPHPHMM Account # 36002016

Young Filipino agribusiness entrepreneur to visit New Zealand

source: Asia New Zealand Foundation website, 01-Oct-2013

An agribusiness entrepreneur who gained fame for being the youngest billionaire in the Philippines hopes his visit to New Zealand will help further modernise his country’s agricultural sector.

All's Well for Brand NZ in the Philippines

By Ruth Le Pla. Email

Photo: NZTC to the Philippines Hernando Banal (left) and Sentinel International Director Guy Slocum at the recent ASEAN NZ Business Council meeting.

Brand NZ remains unscathed in the Philippines, New Zealand’s fourth largest market for dairy products, despite Fonterra’s food contamination scare in other countries and wider international concerns around manuka honey labelling.