“Open Spaces: New Zealand through the Lens of a Filipino”, a photo exhibit, celebrates half a century of diplomatic ties between New Zealand and the Philippines.
Driving hundreds of kilometers from the capital, Auckland, to Wellington, and from Christchurch to Queenstown, Jose Mari “Mayie” Delgado lensed landscapes of the spectacular North and South Islands.
“We are pleased to show another side of New Zealand’s scenery to Filipinos,” remarked New Zealand Ambassador to Manila David Strachan. “Mayie’s photographs capture the extraordinary landscape and the pristine countryside in a unique way,”
The New Zealand Embassy presents the exhibit, in partnership with Philippine Airlines (PAL), at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati, from September 21 to October 5, 2016. (Museum hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
“We warmly welcome you to experience this country through your own eyes,” the Ambassador added. “More and more Filipino tourists are travelling to New Zealand. Last year, around 20,000 Filipinos visited.”
Early this month, Immigration New Zealand announced a new partnership with Philippine Airlines.
PAL’s Million Miler, Premier Elite, and Elite level Mabuhay Miles members are now eligible to receive streamlined visa processing from INZ, making it even easier for them to apply for a New Zealand visitor visa.
Philippine Airlines has a four times weekly service between Manila and Auckland via Cairns.