New Zealand Consulate-General Hong Kong

09-04-10

For this year's ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast, please visit the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong at www.hongkong.china.embassy.gov.au/hkng/HOME_ANZAC.html

01-04-10

The annual quota under the Hong Kong-New Zealand Working Holiday Scheme has been increased from 200 to 400 places . This provides more young people from both Hong Kong and New Zealand the opportunity to experience another place and culture while undertaking short term employment during their travels. The 2010 annual quota opens on 1 April.

03-03-10

The second solo exhibition of leading New Zealand glass sculptor Emma Camden will be held at Koru Contemporary Art from 13 March to 8 May 2010, following her previous sell-out exhibition at the gallery. New Zealand wine tasting will also be held at the gallery during this period.

An opening reception will be held on Friday 12 March 2010 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, with Consul-General Ms Adele Bryant as Guest of Honour.

For details of the exhibition, please visit:

03-03-10

The Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2010, this year themed- Seeing 2020: The Next Wave of Digital Creativity, will be held at Hong Kong's Cyberport on 23 March.

26-02-10

The 2010 Man Hong Kong Literary Festival (11-19 March), which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, will be attended by two New Zealand novelists: Emily Perkins ('About My Wife') and Mo Zhi Hong ('The Year of the Shanghai Shark'), as part of a line up of 35 award-winning international authors. See the link below for information on events featuring both of these New Zealand talents, including an interactive dialogue with Emily Perkins to be hosted by the Consulate General.

29-12-09

The New Zealand – Australia Investment Forum will be held in the Hyatt Regency, Auckland, New Zealand on the 10 and 11 March 2010.

The Forum is designed to maximise connections and help investors and investment-ready companies to meet the right people. Participants will hear presentations from some of the world’s most successful corporates, take part in stimulating panel discussions, attend networking events and showcase potential investment opportunities.

29-12-09

The Highways Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is calling for entries for The International Design Ideas Competition for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF). The competition aims to gather design ideas for the HKBCF and encourage public participation in the design of new boundary crossing facilities.

14-12-09

Minister of Immigration Hon Jonathan Coleman has announced a new Silver Fern visa on 25 November 2009, which will attract young highly skilled people to work long term in New Zealand. There will be an initial limit of 300 places and the policy specifically targets people aged between 20 and 35 years old.

See the Beehive website to access the relevant official press release by the Minister of Immigration with further details of the new visa.

14-12-09

Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has announced the roll-out of a new style of ePassport from 23 November 2009, containing new artwork and security features.

This new style of passport will be gradually phased in over the next few months. Both the new and existing passports are secure, valid and equally accepted.

The application fee for a new passport remains unchanged.

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