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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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Function with Fonterra

A small but highly interested audience attended a round table meeting in Wellington on 24 September. Imogen Payton, Trade Strategist at the Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd provided a detailed explanation of the Company’s exports to Korea. She then responded to a number of questions. NZ’s overall dairy sector exports to[…]

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KNZBC Speaker Event – Christchurch

We can now confirm our next Speaker Event at the Ara institute in Christchurch. This event has Brigit Blair, CEO of Linden Leaves Ltd as the confirmed speaker. The company is an established exporter of toiletries to Korea. Where: Ara Institute of Technology 130 Madras St , Christchurch Central City,[…]

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KNZBC Fonterra Function (Wellington)

We proudly present a function in Wellington at which Fonterra will discuss its business in Korea, both before the Korea/NZ Free Trade Agreement entered into force, and since then. Speaker: The Speaker is Imogen Payton, Trade Strategist, Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd Where: At Baldwins, Level 20, Dimension Data House, 157[…]

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Auckland Speaker Event & AGM

We are proud to present a function in Auckland with 2 great speakers, following the AGM Guest Speakers: The Chief Executive of Skyline Enterprises, Mr Geoff McDonald, will talk about the company’s work building successful luge operations in Korea Andrew Kirton, Head of Corporate Affairs at Air New Zealand will[…]

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