Filipino New Zealanders
|Regions with significant populations|
|Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga, Rotorua, Hamilton|
|New Zealand English, Tagalog, Visayan languages, and/or other Philippine languages|
|Majority Roman Catholics|
Protestants · other Christians · Buddhists.
|Related ethnic groups|
|Filipinos, Overseas Filipinos|
The 1936 New Zealand census recorded six New Zealand residents born in the Philippines. The country's intake of Filipino students began to increase in 1960, under the Colombo Plan; however, even as late as 1981, there were only 405 Filipinos in New Zealand. It was not until the 1990s that highly populated regions such as Wellington and Auckland (especially the suburbs of Henderson and Mount Roskill) began to see exponential growth in their respective Filipino communities. The communities themselves are known for their many Philippine-related celebrations, particularly the celebration of Philippine Independence Day every year on the Sunday nearest to the 12 June. In April 2008, New Zealand's embassy indicated that they would like to increase the intake of nurses and engineers from the Philippines. In 2013 the Census recorded 40,350 people, or 1.0 percent of the population, Filipino New Zealanders.
Associations, clubs and societies
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New Zealand Ambassadors to the Philippines
- Lynette Forday, actress & reporter[failed verification]
- Paulo Garcia, Member of Parliament from 2019
- James Roque, stand-up comedian
- "2013 Census ethnic group profiles: Filipino". New Zealand Government Statistical Service. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
- Walrond, Karl (21 September 2007), "New Zealand Peoples: Filipinos", Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, ISBN 978-0-478-18451-8, retrieved 11 April 2008
- "New Zealand needs Filipino nurses", GMA News, 7 April 2008, retrieved 11 April 2008
- "Lynette Forday". NZ On Screen.
- Ethan Sills (21 May 2019). "Comedy review: James Roque, Boy Mestizo". New Zealand Herald.
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