New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines


More than 200 Filipinos got a taste of the very best New Zealand has to offer, at the “Experience New Zealand” gala night in Manila.


The Sofitel Philippine Plaza is featuring an array of delicious New Zealand cuisine all this week at its Spiral buffet restaurant.


Around 400 Kiwis and Aussies celebrated their respective national days at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza on 31 January, at the Philippines’ first ever Oztangi Day celebration.


Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, John Key has congratulated Air New Zealand on being named Airline of the Year by ‘Air Transport World' magazine.


New Zealanders should avoid Mayon volcano, near Legaspi City, while it continues to be active.


Twelve Filipinos have been awarded postgraduate scholarships that will allow them to study in New Zealand under the New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) programme.


International Living has again ranked New Zealand in its top 10 places to live, based on its quality of life index. New Zealand is rated as having the fifth-best quality of life in the 2010 global rankings, up from ninth in last year’s results.


There’s plenty of information available for exporters wanting to take advantage of reduced tariffs under the new ASEAN Australia New Zealand Free Trade Agreement. This free trade agreement, known as AANZFTA for short, came into effect on 1 January 2010 for and between New Zealand, Australia and six of the ten ASEAN member countries, including the Philippines.


Friday, 6/11/09

From 30 November 2009 Philippine nationals will no longer need transit visas to pass through New Zealand airports. Up until now Filipinos transiting New Zealand (for instance changing planes) needed to hold a transit visa. This requirement will not apply from 30 November.

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