New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China


Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of diplomat Rebecca Needham as New Zealand’s Consul-General in Guangzhou, China.
Ms Needham will be the first Guangzhou Consul-General to be appointed from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The post has until now been managed by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.


The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon John Key, is visiting China, 6-7 April, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China, as well as the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Free Trade Agreement.  He is accompanied by one of the largest delegations to travel offshore with a New Zealand Prime Minister. Further information can be found at the following websites:


The 2013 Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held at the New Zealand Residence, No 1 Ritan Dongerjie, on Thursday 25 April 2013.

The service will commence at 5.15am and will last approximately 40 minutes.  Gates will open at 4.45am and close for entry at 5.10am.  The service will be followed by a traditional ‘Gunfire Breakfast’. 

Please register your attendance by COB Friday 19 April 2013.

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Ullens’ Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in the 798 Art District is holding a festival of New Zealand film-making from 1-13 March, with the support of the Embassy. A flyer and brochure of the event are attached below.

As you can see, the event is featuring a broad spectrum of New Zealand film-making, all bound by a New Zealand connection in some way. All films are in original language with Chinese and English subtitles.


Immigration New Zealand's Beijing and Shanghai branches, and the Visa Application Centres in Beijing and Shanghai, will be closed for Chinese New Year from Monday 11 February to Friday 15 February, and will reopen on Monday 18 February.

"Immigration New Zealand's Hong Kong Branch, and the Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong, will be closed from Monday 11 February to Wednesday 13 February, reopening on Thursday 14 February. The Visa Application Centre in Guangzhou will be closed from Monday 11 February to Friday 15 February inclusive.


Please see attached links for press releases on the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries on the safety of New Zealand dairy products.


22 December 2012 was the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China.  To mark this occasion, New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully discussed the relationship in a statement in New Zealand’s Dominion Post newspaper on 24 December.  Shortly afterward, on 28 December, China’s People’s Daily newspaper published an interview with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to discuss the 40th anniversary.  Please click the documents below to read these articles.


Ambassador Carl Worker and staff from the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing visited the Beijing offices of New Zealand dairy company Fonterra 14 December 2012 for the latest in a series of coordination meetings.  Operating under the NZ Inc.


In Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index released on 5 December 2012, New Zealand was again named as having the lowest perceived levels of public sector corruption out of 176 countries and territories, helped by strong public access to information and rules governing the behaviour of those in public positions. It is the seventh year in a row that New Zealand has topped the index.  This year New Zealand was named in joint first place with Denmark and Finland.


The Head of Mission Funds (HOMFs) for China and Mongolia are small discretionary grants schemes managed by the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing. The HOMF is a component of the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
Applications for the next round of China and Mongolia Head of Mission Funds should be send to the New Zealand Embassy, Beijing before Friday 11 January 2013.
Guidelines and Application forms are attached.

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