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KNZBC Assists the Korean Consular Service

On the 26th of March, the Korean Embassy ran a pop-up Consular office in Hawke’s Bay. The pop-up Consulate office provided a passport renewal and document authentification service to the local Korean community. The embassy staff also met local Koreans to discuss establishing a formal Korean community and language school[…]

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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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South Korea: The Impact of Covid-19 on NZ Business

• The overall impression from a range of NZ exporters to Korea is that the impact on their business has not been as bad as expected. • Appetite for F&B in retail in particular has soared in recent months and some NZ exporters have been quick to bring in higher[…]

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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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Internship an education in S. Korea’s entertainment industry

Halfway through her three-month internship with South Korean entertainment company CJ Culture Foundation, Ankita Singh reflects on living and working in one of the world’s cultural capitals, Seoul. In late December, I headed off to undertake a three-month internship with a fellow Kiwi intern in Seoul – the capital and[…]

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