Ngunguru and Manila may be worlds apart but as Northland’s Tim Johnson discovered their cultures have a fair bit in common.
Philippines social entrepreneur Therese Fernandez-Ruiz openly confesses that before her first visit, her sum knowledge about New Zealand was “cows, Lorde, Xero, and Lord of the Rings”.
It was a goodie gift bag on her 2015 trip to the Philippines that triggered something of a eureka moment for Wellington Chocolate Factory co-founder Rochelle Alagar.
Roman Jewell, co-founder of Wellington-based gourmet peanut butter company Fix and Fogg, embarked on the Foundation's 2015 trip to the Philippines for social entrepreneurs with a long wish list.
A report published this week by the Asia New Zealand Foundation on the Filipino community in Wellington shows they flip the usual narrative of overseas Filipino workers elsewhere in the world.
Leadership Network members attending the Foundation's Manila Hui learnt about the challenges and opportunities of the Philippines – but also forged new connections over waiata and karaoke.
The Foundation's Manila Hui highlighted the Philippines as having great opportunities but also facing deep challenges, writes Leadership Network member Simon Gray.
Leadership Network members Dana McDiarmid and Garreth Stevens look at disaster risk management in the Philippines and what New Zealand could learn from the archipelago's experiences.
In this article Auckland freelance journalist Janie Cameron describes the five weeks she spent at The Philippine Star in Manila.
Writing about how the migrant Filipino community has settled in New Zealand has been more than just a research project. It has highlighted how migration plays a role in community building.
Social entrepreneurs who visited the Philippines in November and December encountered the breadth of the country’s food chain – from cacao farms to high-end supermarkets in Manila.
New Zealand entrepreneurs will learn about the accelerating tech scene in the Philippines and meet technology trailblazers from across Southeast Asia on an Asia New Zealand Foundation programme.