Filipino New Zealanders

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Filipino New Zealanders
Total population
17,000<ref><cite

id="CITEREFError: Invalid time.">, "QuickStats About Culture and Identity", 2006 Census, Statistics New Zealand, 2007-04-19. Retrieved on 2008-04-11</cite></ref>
(2006)</br>

Regions with significant populations
Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton
Languages
Tagalog, other Philippine languages, English
Religions
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, nonreligious
Related ethnic groups
Filipino people, Overseas Filipinos

Filipino New Zealanders (colloquially, 'Kiwi-pinos') consist of New Zealander citizens who migrated from the Philippines, and their descendants. The 1936 Census found six New Zealand residents born in the Philippines, and 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 would take until the 1990s before 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.<ref> <cite id="CITEREFWalrondError: Invalid time.">Walrond, Karl (2007-09-21), "New Zealand Peoples: Filipinos", Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, ISBN 978-0-478-18451-8. Retrieved on 2008-04-11</cite></ref> They are the next-largest non-Hispanic ethnic group with Spanish surnames after Spanish-New Zealanders and Latin American-New Zealanders (except Brazilians). 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 June 12. In April 2008, New Zealand's embassy indicated that they would like to increase the intake of nurses and engineers from the Philippines.<ref><cite id="CITEREFError: Invalid time.">"New Zealand needs Filipino nurses", GMA News, 2008-04-07. Retrieved on 2008-04-11</cite></ref>

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