New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines


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.


Wednesday, 18/11/09

New Zealand has kept its number one ranking in the Transparency International corruptions perceptions index.


Monday, 28/9/09


Friday, 28/8/09

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