New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

12-09-14

On 3 September, the 17th Foreign Ministry Consultations between New Zealand and Korea took place in Auckland.

The New Zealand Delegation was led by Deputy Secretary Andrea Smith.  Korea’s delegation was headed by Deputy Minister Lee Kyung-soo. 

During the half day talks, both sides acknowledged the warmth in the relationship and agreed that bilateral, regional and global cooperation between New Zealand and Korea was strong. 

04-09-14

New Zealand’s global network Kea has a new app that makes it easier for the 1 million Kiwis living offshore to connect with home and each other using their mobile device.

The Kea app is free and can be downloaded from The App Store or Google Play. A Kea account can be set up using Facebook or LinkedIn. The app works on iOS, Android and iPads.

02-09-14

Overseas voting for the New Zealand General Election begins this Wednesday 3 September. 

01-09-14

Immigration ONLINE-Student, part of Immigration New Zealand’s new technology platform, is now live and available to international students who wish to study in New Zealand.

The new application service will also allow those students who want to study in New Zealand to apply for their visa, pay fees and upload documents online.

ONLINE-Student is available to full fee paying, scholarship, exchange and English language students.

28-08-14

The Government will invest $10 million over five years to increase the provision of Asian languages in schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

The money will be used to create a contestable fund where schools can apply for funding to establish new Mandarin, Japanese or Korean language programmes, or expand or enhance existing Asian language programmes.

19-08-14

New Zealand is in the top ten of the latest Human Development Index released by the United Nations Development Programme, headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.

18-08-14

Auckland is the friendliest city in the world according to readers of travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.

08-08-14

The 8th round of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Korea and New Zealand resulted in good progress, closing out much of the text of the agreement.

Negotiators from both sides met in Seoul from 4-8 August 2014.

Substantive work has now largely been completed in the areas of services, government procurement, intellectual property, customs procedures, trade remedies, institutional provisions, trade and labour, and trade and environment.

However, some work remains to be done on goods, rules of origin, cooperation, temporary entry, and investment.

08-08-14

A delegation of eleven New Zealand companies visited Korea to take part in NZTE’s ‘Path to Market’ programme on 5-6 August  2014. The delegation comprised natural and organic businesses across multiple sectors, including, food & beverage, cosmetics, functional food ingredients and wine.

07-08-14

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) has developed a set of 14 Regional Investment Profiles in partnership with Economic Development Agencies to promote investment opportunities in each region of New Zealand.

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