New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

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.

18-09-12

The New Zealand Embassy recently launched its official Facebook page to increase awareness about New Zealand and New Zealand Embassy activities in Korea.

14-09-12

On the occasion of the visit by three New Zealand curators to Korea, Ambassador Patrick Rata hosted a reception at the New Zealand Residence on 12 September.

14-09-12

Ambassador Patrick Rata met with H.E. Suh Kyu-Yong, Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Wednesday 12 September.

11-09-12

To mark the visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully, Ambassador Rata hosted a reception to celebrate the Year of Friendship between Korea and New Zealand on Thursday 6 September. In his speech, Minister McCully noted the strong bonds of friendship between the two countries, exciting new areas of cooperation including on Antarctic, and successes of Korean New Zealanders such as golfer Lydia Ko.

11-09-12

New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, visited Korea 6-7 September. He held policy discussions with his counterpart Minister Kim Sung-hwan, attended a reception in celebration of the Korea-New Zealand Year of Friendship, hosted a lunch for selected members of the National Assembly, presented a congratulatory plaque to New Zealand Cultural Ambassador Ha Ji-won, and conducted media interviews.

05-09-12

At a ceremony on 4 September, the Ambassador of New Zealand to Korea, H.E. Patrick Rata, presented an award and certificate to teenage golfing sensation Lydia Ko designating her as the New Zealand Embassy’s Sports Ambassador for the 2012 Korea-New Zealand Year of Friendship

29-08-12

The Korea Times has published a story on New Zealand wines with New Zealand Trade Commissioner, Graeme Solloway featured. To view it, please click "Toasting white wines from New Zealand".

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