New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

09-10-12

From 16 October 2012, the receiving office for New Zealand visa applications for people applying from South Korea is changing. Currently, people applying in South Korea lodge their applications for temporary visas at the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul. From 16 October 2012, these applications should be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre in Seoul.

To view further details, please refer to the attached information below.

05-10-12

The accompanying photograph uniquely captures one of the modern connections between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea.  The tanker HMNZS Endeavour, of the Royal New Zealand Navy, is shown here simultaneously refuelling both HMNZS Te Kaha (left) and South Korean Destroyer ROKS Choi Young (right) during the 2012 RIMPAC Exercise. HMNZS Endeavour was built in Korea.

 

 

05-10-12

Ambassador Patrick Rata visited North Korea from 17 to 21 September, where he formally assumed his role as New Zealand’s representative to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) by presenting credentials to the President of the Supreme People’s Presidium, Kim Yong-nam.  During the visit, Ambassador Rata had discussions with President Kim, Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun and numerous other senior officials.  He expressed New Zealand’s hopes for, and ongoing commitment to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, including on the Korean Peninsula

04-10-12

Ambassador Patrick Rata caught up with Korean pop singer PSY in Seoul on 2 October and congratulated on him on the phenomenal global success of his single Gangnam Style.  “Its No.1 in a whole bunch of countries right now, including New Zealand, and No.2 on the US Billboard charts”, said Ambassador Rata.  “I told PSY that New Zealand has a population of around 4 and a half million people and a great many of them are Gangnam Style fans.  We’ll be delighted if he can visit our shores sometime soon.”

03-10-12

The Choir and Orchestra of the Christchurch Cathedral will perform a free concert at Myeong-dong Cathedral, Seoul at 8:00pm on Saturday, 6 October. For further information, please refer to attached a media release below.  

03-10-12

To view the story, please click "New Zealand Ambassador Visits WFP Operations in DPR Korea" posted on the website of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

27-09-12

To view the media article, please click "Gangnam Style is NZ #1".

27-09-12

Mr Chi Kap-chong was made an Honorary Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2012 New Zealand Queen’s Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours List for services to New Zealand-Korea relations.  On 24 September, a special investiture ceremony was held for Mr Chi at the New Zealand Ambassador’s Residence in Seoul.

25-09-12

Please read the following media articles about Father Robert John Brennan.

JoongAng Daily, "46 years of service gets priest city gov't award"

Korea Times, "Priest cares for people marginalised by capitalism"

18-09-12

Ambassador Patrick Rata recently led a storytelling session at Kiwi English, an English language academy privately-owned and operated by a New Zealander in Seoul.

Over 50 students and parents listened attentively as Ambassador Rata brought to life New Zealand author Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.  In addition to hearing the story, the students enjoyed a short waiata (song) in Maori.

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