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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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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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A report by a Kiwi Internee in Korea

Having travelled to Asia before and with friends living in Seoul, Pang Suwanaposee says she quickly found her feet in South Korea’s capital city. Despite feeling at home, Pang says the three months she spent in South Korea changed her perspective on life. I’d never been to South Korea before,[…]

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Strong year for New Zealand-South Korea trade

The value of total trade in goods between New Zealand and South Korea rose 33% in 2018 to NZ$4.5 billion, led by a 45.1% increase in imports from South Korea.  Exports from New Zealand to South Korea, New Zealand’s fifth largest goods trading partner, increased 17% in 2018 on the[…]

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