Monthly 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 Thai Street Bistro, located at the new ASB Bldg., Karanga Plaza, 12 Jellicoe Street, 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!!!

Christmas Message from the Office of the Chairman

NZPBC wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2017! Hope you enjoy the summer break with your family, loved ones & friends.

Please be advised that the New Zealand-Philippines Business Council Secretariat is currently on recess for the holidays until the 31st of January 2017. We will endeavour to respond to all council-related official correspondence and email from the 1st of February 2017.

Season's Greetings and see you all next year!

Lito Banal

NZPBC Welcomes Software Guru and Restaurateur as its Newest Member

Lloyd Macrohon is a director and co-owner of Azon Restaurant in Parnell, set to open later this year. Azon will be run by Masterchef NZ finalist and head chef Leo Fernandez, along with Lloyd's wife, Christine Macrohon. Azon's goal is to introduce more modern Filipino food to New Zealand. Lloyd's background is in the software industry, where he has been writing software for nearly 20 years. He is one of the original developers and software architect of one of NZ's more successful software products, MailMarshal.

NZPBC Holds Successful NegoShow 2016

Over the past 3 years, the New Zealand Philippines Business Council (NZPBC) has been running a series of seminars, dubbed as ‘NegoShow’, to help aspiring entrepreneurs on their business ventures. This year, NZPBC held its 4th NegoShow on 19 May 2016, from 6-8PM, at the Chapman Tripp office, ANZ Centre, 23 Albert Street, Auckland City. The event was open to members and non-members free-of-charge.

Young Blood Heir Takes Over Tres Marias Empire

Maria "Joy" Catoto, one of the daughters of Oscar and Mercy Catoto, had recently returned to the family business to ensure that the legacy of her hard-working father continues. Tres Marias Trading Ltd., owned and operated by her family, are composed of the following subsidiaries: Tranfex New Zealand Ltd., Catoto Investments Ltd., and Freightwise International Global Logistics in Auckland, New Zealand.

You Are Invited to NegoShow 2016!

We would like to invite everyone to this year's NegoShow on 19 May 2016 (Thursday), 6-8PM, at the Chapman Tripp Office, 23 Albert Street (ANZ Centre), Auckland Central.

With highly-esteemed guest speakers on the fields of social media, business taxation, and corporate law, this event would definitely sell out quickly!

NegoShow 2016 is a FREE EVENT with LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE, so pre-registration is required on or before 13 May 2016 (or once we reach the maximum capacity, whichever comes first).