Council Activities and Local Events

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.