Explore the Philippines

In February 2020 a wide variety of people enjoyed the “Explore the Philippines” event in the Rangiora Town Hall, organised by the Waimakariri Migrants and Newcomers Group.

The purpose of this event was to achieve cultural awareness and help people having a better understanding of what it is to be a migrant and the value that diverse cultures add to our communities.

Mayor Mr Dan Gordon and the Vice Consul of the Philippines, Mrs Nicole Macaballug, welcomed the visitors and during a presentation everyone could learn more about this beautiful country with it’s stunning nature and friendly people.

A marvellous exhibition was set up show casing a variety of cultural information and guests were invited to join the enthusastic Filipino dancing group.