New Zealand Consulate-General Hong Kong

30-06-11

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.

09-06-11

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 (www.wsa-awards.org.nz) Celebration in Cairo, Egypt later in the year. The three winners are:

23-03-11

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.

23-03-11

ANZAC Day is the most significant national day of commemoration for Australians and New Zealanders. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I.

Time: 6:15am
Place: The Cenotaph, Chater Road, Central (opposite the Hong Kong Club).

02-03-11

Donations

The Prime Minister has launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, a global fundraiser for the recovery effort. Donations can be made at www.christchurchearthquakeappeal.govt.nz. Other appeals are listed on http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/christchurch-quake-appeals-launched-4038581. Please be careful of scams.

24-02-11

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.

Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/).

More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website (www.civildefence.govt.nz).

06-12-10

New Zealand and Hong Kong have concluded a Double Tax Agreement, Finance Minister Bill English and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced on 1 December 2010.

Mr English and Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang signed the Agreement in Auckland.

Please refer to the official press release on the signing of the Agreement.

30-11-10

The Immigration Act 2009 comes into effect from 29 November 2010. It does not make major changes to the criteria under which people apply to travel to and stay in New Zealand.

Immigration New Zealand's forms and guides have been updated in line with the Immigration Act 2009. The forms and guides are available to download now, but can only be used for applications lodged on and after 29 November 2010.

30-11-10

The New Zealand Focus centre will officially close its Causeway Bay premises in January 2011. For immigration, business, education and airline information please refer to relevant agencies and organisations.  NZ Products Ltd, which owns two New Zealand Focus stores in Guangzhou, has been assigned the New Zealand Focus trademark and will open a new retail branch in Hennessy Road Causeway Bay in mid December.

26-11-10

New Zealand Writer, Laura Solomon, was the Joint-Winner of the inaugural Proverse Prize for unpublished writing (2009) founded by Dr Verner Bickley, MBE, and his wife Gillian Bickley. The publication of Laura's novel, "Instant Messages", was marked on Tuesday 23 November 2010 at the Helena May in Hong Kong. Please visit www.proversepublishing.com for information on its availability.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook
2014-15

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release | www.beehive.govt.nz

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.