New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines


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.


New Zealand has retained its place at the top of the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Peace Index for 2010.


As we begin 2011, it’s a good time to reflect on New Zealand’s engagement in this region last year.  New Zealand considers itself to be more and more a part of Asia, and our actions in 2010 really backed that up.


The Philippine Bureau of Immigration is enforcing strict rules governing the entry into the Philippines of foreign children under 15 years old as temporary visitors or tourists.


The New Zealand Embassy in Manila will be closed from 25 December 2010 until 3 January 2011 inclusive.


Each year the Asia New Zealand Foundation offers New Zealand journalists the opportunity to travel across Asia to research and prepare stories, including through their internship programmes with media organisations in the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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