New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines


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The New Zealand and Australian embassies will again jointly host the Anzac Day commemoration in Manila.  This will be held on Monday 25 April at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Libingan ng mga Bayani) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Manila, starting at 5:30 am.


Closing ceremonies to mark the completion of the “Human Rights Community Development Programme”, a joint project of the Commission on Human Rights Philippines (CHRP) and the New Zealand Commission on Human Rights (NZHRC) were held at the CHRP offices on 21 March. 


Christchurch, New Zealand's second-largest city, was hit by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Tuesday 22 February.  The quake caused severe damage and tragic casualties.


Two New Zealand Customs Service officials delivered three days of training for 50 PNP Aviation Security Group officers in Manila in mid-March.


New Zealand prime minister John Key has announced the launch of a special appeal in response to the Christchurch earthquake.


Two New Zealand Police officers returned to the Philippines in January to further their contributions to the Philippine National Police’s model police station project.


The New Zealand Embassy hosted an ‘Experience New Zealand’ gala evening at the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu on 15 February, focusing Cebuanos’ attention on the great events being hosted in New Zealand later this year, including the Rugby World Cup.


Cebuanos will have the opportunity to sample some of the best food and beverage products that New Zealand has to offer next week, and they’ll be prepared by a visiting celebrity chef.

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