Zenie Lorenzo Low - ZLL Productions Limited

It was 1991 when Zenie thought about starting a business in New Zealand to produce shows featuring Filipino celebrities. She was about to go back home to Auckland with her husband and their two children after her husband’s two and half years posting in Nairobi, Kenya had come to an end. It was a sort of middle age crisis, whether to find employment or to start a business in a field that no-one in the Filipino community had done before.

Team Kutsero NZPBC – a team to beat at this year’s Lingaw Duwa

Sunshine, glorious sunshine! What a wet winter we had here in Auckland and now it seems like spring is here. Mornings are still chilly but it won’t be long now for the t-shirt, shorts and jandal weather, I can’t wait. The team at Lingaw Duwa are doing the sporting event again on Saturday 30th September and NZPBC is joining. This Filipino sporting event aims to promote Philippine traditional and indigenous games to strengthen the bond among various Filipino groups and introduce these games to other cultures.

NZPBC respected members awarded at Filipino Migrant News’ ‘Filipino-Kiwi Hero Awards’ 2017

Congratulations to Lito Banal and Marjorie Bennett!

Filipino Migrant News’ ‘Filipino-Kiwi Hero Awards’ honour the achievements and contributions of Filipino-Kiwis in areas of - community involvement, sports, business, the arts, culture, media, etc. This year we have added the ‘Filipino-Kiwi Hero of the Year Award’ to the list of categories so as to recognise the contribution of an outstanding Pinoy in New Zealand.

Business 101 Workshop Series. Second Session: Business Essentials

Business 101 Workshop Series. Second Session: Business Essentials was conducted on Aug 3, 2017 Thursday at Chapman Tripp’s office in ANZ Centre, Albert St. Auckland, which was hosted by The New Zealand Philippines Business Council (NZPBC) and Chapman Tripp.
The speakers for the night were: Eric Hao, BNZ Business Acquisition; Jai Nario, Chapman Tripp Senior Associate – Tax; Jeremy Gray, Chapman Tripp Senior Associate – Corporate & Commercial; Marie Wisker, Chapman Tripp Partner – Employment, Health & Safety.


Business 101 Workshop Series. Second Session: Business Essentials

Chapman Tripp and the New Zealand Philippine Business Council (NZPBC)
warmly invite you to join us for our second session in a series of three
workshops that focus on setting up a business in New Zealand.
After hearing business owners talk about their journey of taking the leap in
workshop one, session two – Business Essentials – will cover the key things to
consider when embarking on the process of setting up a business including:
• key matters to consider in obtaining funding from the bank

Business 101 Workshop Series. First Session: Taking The Leap

The New Zealand Philippines Business Council (NZPBC) and Chapman Tripp are running a series of Three Business Workshops that focus on setting up a business in New Zealand.

The first session entitled Taking the Leap was held on 22 June 2017, Thursday at Chapman Tripp’s function Room in ANZ Centre, Albert St. Auckland.

The speakers for that night were Stuart Bennett of Boracay Garden Restaurant, Mark Dizon of MDG Property Management and Lloyd Macrohon of Azon Restaurant in Parnell. They are all successful business entrepreneurs in Auckland, New Zealand.

NZPBC Welcomes New Director, Lloyd Macrohon

NZPBC is glad to inform you that Lloyd Macrohon from Azon Restaurant has been appointed as a new Director of NZPBC Business Development committee per resolution passed and approved by Members of the Board on 23rd April 2017.

Lloyd'is an expert in the software industry, where he has been developing software for nearly 20 years. He is one of the original developers and software architect of one of NZ's most successful software products, MailMarshal.

2017 IPBA Conference bringing kababayan together in Auckland

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association ("IPBA") annual conference is being held in Auckland on 6 to 9 April this year with over 700 lawyers attending from all over the world. IPBA is an international association of business and commercial lawyers who live in, or have a strong interest in, the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in April 1991 and has since grown to become the leading legal association in the Asia-Pacific region, and currently has over 1500 members from over 65 jurisdictions worldwide.