New Zealand Consulate-General Hong Kong

Living in Hong Kong

There are close to 2,000 New Zealanders resident in Hong Kong, and considerably more when including dual nationals on the New Zealand passports.

The New Zealand community supports several active institutions. The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (formerly known as the New Zealand-Hong Kong Business Association), founded in 1992, has approximately 100 corporate and individual members. The New Zealand Society of Hong Kong has around 200 members. Victoria, Auckland and Otago Universities have alumni association links with Hong Kong.

New Zealanders are widely represented in business and various professions in Hong Kong. Sectors in which New Zealanders hold prominent positions include the legal profession (with several New Zealanders serving as judges and magistrates), finance, the media, the power industry, the construction industry, transport, medicine, teaching and accountancy. On the sporting front, New Zealanders have been active in the promotion of rugby, netball, yachting and tennis in Hong Kong. New Zealand has been a major presence at the annual Hong Kong Rugby Sevens competition.

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