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NZ’s Next Trade Commissioner in Korea

Stephen Blair actually starts the role on Monday 18 May. But for the moment he will be carrying it out virtually, as he awaits transport options. The previous Trade Commissioner, Jack Stenhouse, is now back in NZ, working for NZTE in Auckland. Stephen Blair, Trade Commissioner South Korea Stephen is[…]

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Korea inspires Kiwi filmmaker

Benjamin Brooking reflects on the three weeks he spent in Seoul last December and January learning about South Korea’s burgeoning film industry on a programme with one of the country’s leading film production companies. Benjamin: It was fascinating to see the many similarities, and few quirky differences, between New Zealand[…]

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An update from one of our members

I thought it would be great to share the news regarding Dentons’ official launch in Korea today, through a combination with Lee International. The new name of the firm in Korea is Dentons Lee. The combination with Lee International builds on Dentons’ strategy to be the first global law firm[…]

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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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