Republic of the Philippines

50 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

A Seminar on legal matters for Filipinos in New Zealand

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AN INVITATION. The Embassy of the Philippines in Wellington, in cooperation with the Dunedin Philippine Club, Inc. (DPCI), invites Filipinos in and around Dunedin to a seminar on legal matters for Filipinos in New Zealand:

Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Otago University Students' Association (OUSA)

Clubs and Societies Centre

84 Albany St., North Dunedin (See Google Map)

Speaker: Atty. Paulo Garcia, Director, GarciaLaw NZ Ltd

Philippine Honorary Consul General Emeritus

Auckland, New Zealand

This legal seminar is aimed at providing Filipinos with relevant, useful and up-to-date information on New Zealand laws, including trusts and wills, enduring powers of attorney, property, relationships and divorce, immigration law changes and other issues that impact on the lives of students, workers and migrants.

Interested participants are requested to register with the following:

 Erna Smith - Ph 02102578840; Email:
 Lynneth MacDonald - Ph 0226176260; Email:

For more information, please email the Philippine Embassy in Wellington at:

Time Schedule

  • 3:00 to 3:05 - Opening prayer and introduction
  • 3:05 to 3:35 - Wills (Why is it important to have a Will? What happens if a person dies without a Will?)
  • 3:35 to 3:45 - Enduring powers of attorney
  • 3:45 to 4:15 - The difference between NZ Law and Philippine Law re: marriage and divorce - problem areas arising
  • 4:15 to 4:30 - Immigration law changes
  • 4:30 to 5:00 - Q & A

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