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The South Canterbury Filipino Association Incorporated. -

About US

Welcome to our website for TSCFAI. We cover a geographical region of the Central South Island which includes the towns of Timaru, Temuka, Winchester, Pleasant Point, Waimate, Oamaru, Fairlie, and Ashburton.

Philippine-borne immigrants (some immigrating to NZ from as far back as 35 years ago) all over the Central South Island gathered last 12th of June 2004, ironically coinciding with the 106th Philippine Independance Day celebration, to form The South Canterbury Filipino Association Incorporated.

If you attended any functions or events that you think would be worthy of a mention or article on this website then please feel free to email us copies of photos, scans of newspaper or magazine clippings or website links. Photos are gratefully accepted for inclusion on our Photo Gallery please do send them to us for publication on our website. If you have digital photos email them to us (Click here to email) with a description of the photo and names of people in the photo.

NEWS from the Philippine Embassy

REPUBLIC ACT No. 9225, - Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003


Our Society's Objectives

To strengthen unity and foster camaraderie amongst the Filipinos, Filipino-descents and their families, friends and supporters who are primarily based in South Canterbury.
To actively network with other Filipinos all over New Zealand, as well as other countries.
To actively promote the best Filipinos talents, values, culture and traditions while implicitly imbibing the best of what New Zealand, most especially, South Canterbury can offer in terms of educational, technological, cultural and personal advancements.
To provide settlement and/or integration assistance (when sought) to the new Filipino migrants in South Canterbury region.
To own, build, manage and maintain a Filipino multi-purpose centre in South Canterbury that will eventually house the treasures and legacies of our rich Filipino culture and tradition.

Certificate of Incorporation