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!!!

NZPBC Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate this year's anniversary, the New Zealand-Philippines Business Council (NZPBC) is having a Cocktail Party at the Grasshopper Restaurant, Stamford Plaza, on Saturday, 5 September 2015. The party starts at 6PM, with a smart-casual dress code.

NZPBC Inks Partnership Agreement with Pinoy Golf Club (PGC)

NZPBC and the Pinoy Golf Club of Auckland (PGC) formalized its partnership on 19 July 2015 for the staging of the 2015 NZPBC Cup on 6 September at the Manukau Golf Club.

For the past 3 years, PGC has been the organizing arm of the said golf tournament. Thus, the partnership cements the mutual support and collaboration between the two esteemed organizations, not only with regard to promoting the gentleman's game, but also with regard to advancing each other's projects and activities.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) Launches Manila-Cairns-Auckland Flights


Cairns residents will gain non-stop flights to Manila and more choice to Auckland come December as Philippine Airlines kicks off its newest route: Manila to Auckland via Cairns.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) Executives Meet with NZPBC Directors

NZPBC directors, headed by Chairman Lito Banal, held a meeting with executives from Philippine Airlines (PAL), the flag carrier of the Philippines, on 28 April 2015 at the Grasshopper Restaurant in Auckland City.

The PAL contingent was composed of its Regional Manager for Australia and New Zealand Ian Robinson, International Sales Agent & Airline Marketing New Zealand Ltd. General Manager Steve Rice, Revenue Planning and Administration - International Manager Rebecca Recio, Pricing and Inventory Manager Tinnette Nisce, and Management Associate Leonard Bryan Sansolis.

Building Ties that Bind: NZPBC Directors Meet NZ Ambassador David Strachan

On Friday, 20 February 2015, the New Zealand-Philippines Business Council (NZPBC), represented by its Directors, Chairman Lito Banal, Special Events Director Nick Salas, and Membership Director Mark Dizon, met with Ambassador David Strachan, the new NZ Ambassador to the Philippines, and his Deputy, Matthew De Wit.

NZPBC Network Meeting at Clark, Pampanga

NZPBC attended a business network meeting at Cafe Mesa in Clark, Pampanga on 14 January 2015. The meeting was kindly hosted by Mr. Arni Valdez and Atty. Noel Rebanal. Also in attendance was Mr. Johnnie Matulac, a successful entrepreneur from Baguio City. NZPBC was represented by its Directors, Chairman Lito Banal and Business Development Directors Mr. Rene Pascual and Mr. Ed Viterbo. Discussed on the table were possible business partnerships, integration and matching in which we can engage Philippines and New Zealand-based companies and businesses.