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ASIA AFTER FIVE - Making a Community: Filipinos in Wellington

Social networking event

Event Details


Thu 12 Oct 2017


05.30pm until 07.00pm


Asia New Zealand Foundation Level 16, Fujitsu Tower 141 The Terrace



This month's Asia After Five will feature Dr Rebecca Townsend Hill’s report Making a Community: Filipinos in Wellington.

Rebecca will be speaking about her research and why it is significant for New Zealand-Asia relations.

We also welcome special guests Wellington-based interior architect and designer Mrs Flora Muriel Nogoy, and President of the Hutt Multicultural Council Mrs Anita Mansell, who will both share their views in the context of the report.

About Dr Rebecca Townsend Hill
Rebecca is an expert in Asian social and media dynamics and is the senior researcher for Foundation's Asia Media Centre. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rebecca earned her PhD in Southeast Asian History at Cornell University. Ever since traveling to the Lao PDR in 2007, Rebecca has been fascinated with the history, society, and foods of Southeast Asia. She now speaks Thai and Tagalog, has lived in Thailand, and loves making nam jim jaew (chili dipping sauce). After moving to Wellington in 2016, Rebecca worked for the Waitangi Tribunal Unit and began exploring the city’s walking trails.
We are happy for you to invite a colleague or friend to the event. For catering purposes, please ensure they are registered.

Please note that you will need to enter Fujitsu Tower before 6pm as doors close after that time.