New Zealand Consulate-General Hong Kong


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 (

More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website (


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.


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.


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.


New Zealand Writer, Laura Solomon, was the Joint-Winner of the inaugural Proverse Prize for unpublished writing (2009) founded by Dr Verner Bickley, MBE, and his wife Gillian Bickley.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 for information on its availability.


New Zealand Co- Directors Danny Mulheron and Sara Stretton won the Audience Award for Favourite Documentary/Short Film for "The Third Richard" which screened at the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival on 14 November.


Please refer to the website of the New Zealand Police [external link] for situation updates.

A condolence book is available for signing at The New Zealand Consulate-General, Hong Kong during office hours.


 The following scholarships are offered by local universities to overseas students for them to pursue undergraduate studies in Hong Kong. Please visit the relevant websites listed below or contact the universities concerned for full details of these scholarships including application deadlines.

Lingnan University

A leaflet on the Scholarships can be downloaded here (PDF, size 1.98 MB) [external link].


For this year's ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast, please visit the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong at


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.

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