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!!!

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).

The #KiwiPinoy Connection

A photo competition to celebrate 50 years of New Zealand-Philippines Bilateral Relations, the #KiwiPinoy Connection would like to invite Filipinos living in New Zealand (resident, work visa, and student visa holders) and NZ citizens to submit images depicting a Filipino tie - a person, object, or theme showing success stories, wins, and enjoyment of the Kiwi culture. Big prizes, including 2 round trip tickets from Auckland to Manila, await the lucky winners!

New Pinoy Resto Opens with Gusto

Boracay Garden Restaurant, one of the latest additions to the NZPBC membership roster, formally opened its doors to the public on 7 April 2016 after a successful soft opening for lunch the day prior. Spearheaded by its owners, Stuart and Marjorie Bennett, Boracay Garden Restaurant showcases authentic Filipino and Asian cuisine, from the humble lumpia (spring roll) to the complicated kare-kare (Philippine stew complimented with a thick savory peanut sauce) at very affordable prices.

NZPBC Congratulates DLSAA-NZ

NZPBC takes pride on its members who are actively involved in other organizations that provide support to local communities in New Zealand. One of those organizations is the recently-formed De La Salle Alumni Association New Zealand (DLSAA-NZ), whose induction of officers and Executive Committee members was held on 26 February 2016 at Thai Street Bistro. The group aims to raise awareness on the existence of the De La Salle Alumni Association and to further encourage all alumni across NZ to join and take an active role in promoting the values of St. John La Salle to the community.

NZPBC Welcomes New Members for Q1 2016

NZPBC would like to introduce the latest addition to its membership roster, Mr. Ian Ramos and Mr. Stuart Bennett.

Ian is the area franchisee for sKids Kumeu which runs before school, after school, and holiday programmes in several schools within the area. This is in addition to his graphic design career, composed of 12 years at GMA Network's Post Production Department and 4 years at Juice TV, a music channel on SkyTV. He continues to do graphic design work through Ian Ramos Design. In his spare time, Ian paints (oil and acrylic) and plays the saxophone.

Bistro Night 09-March-16

This coming Bistro Night (Wednesday, 9th March 2016) will be a special one. Please come and join us as we celebrate the big win of Lito, Mark and Ariel at the recently concluded 2016 ANZ Migrant Business Award. This is a major achievement for NZPBC and it is only proper that we celebrate such a feat!

This gathering will also be the perfect opportunity to get to know our newly appointed Business Development Director, Hoover Uy De Baron, as well as meet new members and catch up with old colleagues.

NZPBC Appoints New Business Development Director

NZPBC kicks-off 2016 with the appointment of Mr. Hoover Uy de Baron as the latest addition to the Board of Directors during its recently-held meeting on 27 February in Auckland. Hoover would be a valuable asset, as he would be working alongside Directors Rene Pascual and Ed Viterbo, thus, forming the Business Development triumvirate.