New Zealand Consulate-General Hong Kong


The six-week Rugby World Cup 2011 tournament ended with a bang for New Zealand when the All Blacks won with a nail-biting 8-7 victory over France on 23 October. The victory set off a series of celebrations across New Zealand and jubilation among the All Black fans who gathered on the grass of Cyberport in Hong Kong to watch the match on the big screen.


Hong Kong Secretary for Education, Mr Michael Suen, and New Zealand Secretary for Education, Ms Karen Sewell, signed an Arrangement on Education Co-operation in Hong Kong on 13 October 2011.

The Agreement represents a significant step forward in the bilateral education relationship, providing the opportunity to strengthen collaboration in areas of common interest such as the internationalisation of education, vocational training, quality assurance and ways to increase student achievement levels.


To celebrate the start of the once-every-four-year Rugby World Cup, the Te Aka Aorere Mini-Rugby Tournament was held at King’s Park Sports Ground last Saturday (10 September). The event was hosted by the New Zealand Consulate-General (NZCG), with the support of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and the Hong Kong Mini Rugby Football Union (HKMRFU). 


We are pleased to inform you that Te Aka Aorere Mini-Rugby Tournament will be held at King's Park Sports Ground on Saturday 10 September 2011. This tournament is organised by the New Zealand Consulate-General with the support of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and the Hong Kong Mini-Rugby Football Union.


For updates on New Zealand-Hong Kong bilateral affairs, please click here for the June 2011 issue of the Consulate-General's newsletter, Hong Kong Review.




Wellington’s Mayor, Ms Celia Wade-Brown, will visit Hong Kong with a delegation of Wellington-based business persons on 27 July.


New Zealand will be exhibiting at the Hong Kong Education Expo - part of The International Education Forum and Expo organised by the Hong Kong Education Bureau - from 15 to 16 July 2011. Please come and visit us at booth no D08 for information on New Zealand education.


In recent months, the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection has reported a high number of cases of scarlet fever, particularly in children under 10 years of age. The Hong Kong Department of Health advises that scarlet fever presents as fever, sore throat and rash over the trunk and neck that spreads to the limbs. Scarlet fever is spread through contact with nose and throat discharges of infected people. Normal hygiene precautions should be taken, including careful and frequent hand washing. People who suspect they may have scarlet fever should consult a doctor.


The World Summit Awards honour excellence in multimedia and e-Content creation . Its International Jury met in Hong Kong in April and selected three projects from NZ for the World Summit Awards ( Celebration in Cairo, Egypt later in the year. The three winners are:


Please join the New Zealand Consulate - General, fellow New Zealanders and friends of New Zealand at a memorial service in Hong Kong to re member the victims of the 22 February earthquake and to offer hope for a stronger and brighter future for Christchurch and its people. Let us also reflect on the impact on Japan of its devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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