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Upcoming Workshop in Auckland

South Korea is New Zealand’s fifth largest export destination, and as tariffs decrease in line with the 2015 FTA, represents an opportunity for New Zealand companies. Drawing on applied research, Dr Antje Fiedler and Dr Benjamin Fath of the University of Auckland Business School have developed a single day workshop[…]

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The North Asia CAPE kindly provided us with this report

NZ Buns for Korea:  North Asia CAPE Buyers’ Tour (November 2019) On 25-27 November 2019 the North Asia CAPE (Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence) hosted two buyers from Shinsegae Korea.  They were Michael Kim – General Manager of Global Sourcing Division and Emily Choi – Bakery Ingredients Buyer.  They were principally[…]

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Hydrogen Technology Cooperation NZ/Korea

The following meeting took place last November, but will still be on interest to our members:- This week private sector consortia from New Zealand and Korea, supported by their respective governments, signed a letter of intent (LOI) to investigate the feasibility and core technology required to develop a liquid hydrogen[…]

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Rangitoto College Korean Night 2020 Sponsorship Opportunity

This year, Rangitoto College is once again having our annual Korean Night. Korean Night is an evening full of a variety of performances, including Korean fan dance, Taekwondo, Doll dance, K-pop, and many more. The night aims to connect the students of Rangitoto College by allowing them to not only show[…]

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Visitor Numbers from Korea

We have not reported on these for some time now, so here are the latest figures we can find. For the year to the end of November 2019 there were 86,379 visitors from Korea, which was a decline of 3.1%; of that total, 61,411 were holiday visitors, a decline of[…]

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Happy new year!

We would like to thank all of you who helped make 2019 a great year for the KNZBC. There were many exciting events throughout the year, a few of which we would like to mention: The AGM was a great success, with many thanks to our guest speakers,The Chief Executive[…]

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Korea’s Sovereign Rating Remains at AA

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) on Nov. 6 announced that it kept Korea’s sovereign rating at “AA” and the country’s economic forecast at “stable.” The global ratings agency said the Korean economy has seen more solid growth than other high-income countries and is diversified in not being dependent on a certain industry or export market. S&P’s stable outlook also reflected the[…]

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Winston Peters meets with Korea Racing Authority Chairperson

The following is the text of a statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Rt Hon. Winston Peters following his meeting in Seoul with representatives of the Korean horse racing industry industry on 30 October 2019:- “Racing Minister Winston Peters met with Korea Racing Authority Chairperson Nak Soon Kim[…]

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KNZBC AGM Event Success

The Korea New Zealand Business Council held its AGM last month. During the meeting we discussed the plan for the next 12 months including events for 2020. We welcome back the majority of our Committee members with the welcome addition of Hansol from Uniservices, part of Auckland University. The AGM[…]

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