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!!!

The Lion's Den is OPEN!

Calling on all aspiring entrepreneurs, prospective start-ups, and existing businesses...


Do you have a "great business idea" that you believe may be one for the books, but just can't find a way to make it fly?

Well, here's your chance! The LION'S DEN is an NZPBC initiative, which encourages business-minded members of the public to pitch their business ideas in order to secure investment finance and/or any other form of business engagement from a panel of prominent entrepreneurs and investors.**

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.


Congratulations NZ TEAM for Retaining the Trans-Tasman Cup!

NZ Pinoy Golf, represented this year by Wellington players, retained the TRANS-TASMAN CUP, a biennial golf match between Pinoy golfers from OZ and NZ. This tournament, hosted this year by Wellington and played in Karori and Miramar golf courses 11-12 October, is the 4th staging of the matches, the 1st 3 editions were played in 2008 Sydney, 2010 Auckland, 2012 Canberra.

Nego-Show Goes to Wellington

The New Zealand Philippines Business Council held its first instalment of NEGO-SHOW last Saturday 18th October 2014 at ANZ Tory Street, Wellington. The seminar’s aim was to provide business-minded individuals with an overview of the basics of building up their own business.

The seminar was quite a successful one, wherein about 40 aspiring entrepreneurs, professionals, and business owners attended. Several attendees signified that they were very inspired to start up their own ventures with the knowledge gained during the session.


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: