• Taranaki Filipino Society

    Together We Can Make the Difference

  • Executive Committee 2015-2016

    in photo from L-R : Romelia, Pat, Ulinda, Tom, Lulu, Gemma, Chona, David, Prescilla & Lorin
    not in photo : Edna & Sim — with Patricia Kemp, Sims Delos Santos, Edna Calzada Pintor Wilson, David Ban and Prescilla Macales.

  • Multi Ethnic Extravaganza 2016

    Taranaki Filipino Society contingent

  • Multi Ethnic Extravaganza 2016

    Taranaki Filipino Society members dancing Philippine national dance “Tinikling”

  • Euniece Ingrid Santos-Gonzalez

    Miss Phils-NZ 2015 – 1st runner up and Miss Congeniality

Rey Valera’s Concert

Rey Valera, one of Philippines’ most acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and music award winner is coming to our region. For the first time in New Plymouth, one of Philippines’ biggest name in music industry will be holding a concert to show and share his passion in music. Taranaki Filipino Society Incorporated is proudly supporting Rey Valera’s Concert “Pangako Sa’Yo” Live in New Plymouth. Thank you to Rowena Magquilat-Rosario, producer of the entire show in NZ for bringing Rey Valera to NZ. To buy your tickets, please contact Lorin Rowe on 027-8401557. Thank you!

Together We Can Make a Difference

TFSI is a proud member of

Federation of Filipino Associations, Societies and Clubs in New Zealand Taranaki Mutli Ethnic Council

Executive Committee 2016-2017

Lorin Rowe
Lorin Rowe

Ph. (06) 757 4274
Mob. 027 840 1557

Chona Garcia
Vice President
Chona Garcia

Ph. (06) 757 9182
Mob. 021 126 3043

David Ban
David Ban

ph. (06) 7590949.

Stella Schmidt
Stella Schmidt

Mob.021-138 7027

Committee Members:
Ulinda Sandford
Ulinda Sandford

Ph. (06) 765 5615
Mob. 027 712 8360

Lulu Mitchell
Lulu Mitchell
Ph. (06) 756 8952
Mob. 021 203 5748

Evanne Hull
Evanne Hull
Ph. (06) 753 5902
Mob: 021 202 5805

Clarita Nono
Clarita Nono
Ph. (06) 759 2270

Gemma Evans
Gemma Evans
Mob. 021 197 6992

Sim de los Santos
Sim de los Santos
Ph. (06) 758 3428

Romelia Rosal
Mod. 021 269 7860

Joemarie Jungco
Joemarie Jungco
Ph. (06) 967 0996


Edna Wilson
Edna Wilson
Ph. (06) 751 1766
Mob. 021 132 0356




Lorin RoweTFSI will always be culturally and socially involved in our community. Over the years, we have delivered and achieved outstanding performances, organised special occasions, raised money for good cause and constantly connected with the highly recognised organisations. Through this, we made history that lifted Society’s name and reputation in a wider community. We would like to thank our city New Plymouth, the NPDC and TMEC for giving us privilege to be part of this diverse and ever changing community. Also thank you to the Federation and its members for the exceptional support during Pistang Pilipino 2014. Together we all made the difference.
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President’s Report – May 2016

Lorin RoweHarold Jurgens, our Editor of Pinoy Sa Bundok Taranaki Publication has respectfully announced his retirement few months ago. Harold has been loyal and very committed in making Society’s long time official circulation. Aside from making the newsletter, Harold also played a big role in making souvenir programmes of “Journey to the Manger Concert” and “Pistang Pilipino Sa NP 2014”. He has seen and dealt with different leaders of the past terms and have been very helpful in decision making during AGM. Harold is a private person and doesn’t come to Society’s function very often, but would do anything asked for the Society. Age and health issues are the reason why Harold has decided to retire. He wanted to enjoy his retirement life and yet, still willing to help with the printing of the newsletter. He thinks that there are now more younger generations and highly intellectual individuals that are capable of doing the modern digital media. On behalf of Taranaki Filipino Society Inc., I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for all the years of hard work and passion he has offered to the Society. All the best to the future. God bless you Harold!

Colin RoweTFSI Introducing…….. Colin Rowe is our new Editor of Pinoy Sa Bundok Taranaki. Colin is a WITT student and is currently studying Graphics Design. With his knowledge and passion in digital media, that makes him a highly qualified for creating our new look newsletter. Colin was TFSI’s Graphic Designer and Photographer during Pistang Pilipino Sa NP 2014. Even Gene Orejana, Big Boss of Western Union (Major Sponsor of Pistang Pilipino 2014), verbally congratulated and praised Colin for his amazing job. None in Pistang Pilipino history has ever done such an amazing creative effect design used as a background on stage. Well done Colin! The decision for Colin as our Editor was agreed and made by the Executive Committee. Good luck Colin! Read more

Travel Corner – May 2016


Photos – May 2016

Travel Corner – March 2016

Helen O'Keefe in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Philippines - January 2016

Helen O’Keefe in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Philippines – January 2016

Photos – March 2016

Taranaki Filipino News

May 2016 Newsletter


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Taranaki is well known to its beautiful scenery . Our region has so much to offer. From the magical beauty of Mt. Taranaki to the wild sea and rugged coast, to the greenery pasture and beautiful manicured gardens.Taranaki is a place like no other. Featuring photos of magnificent region is our way of promoting and showing our own paradise to the world. Locals called it “Taradise”…….Welcome to Taranaki!

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