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!!!

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).

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.