New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


Deputy Secretary Andrea Smith of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade delivered a key note address at the New Zealand Asia Institute conference, "New Zealand, Korea and Asia-Pacific: From distance to closeness", on Friday 16 November.


The July-October 2012 edition of Korea Update, the Embassy's newsletter has come out. To view it please click "Korea Update".


On 16 and 17 November the University of Auckland's New Zealand Asia Institute hosted a conference on "New Zealand, Korea and Asia-Pacific: From distance to closeness" to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. Academics from New Zealand, Korea, the US and Australia spent two days discussing the "shrinking distance" between New Zealand and Korea, Koreans in New Zealand, the two Koreas, the economic rise of the Korea and cultural engagement between the two nations.


"Two South Korean warships have docked in Auckland's waterfront for a visit that marks 50 years of diplomatic relations with New Zealand." To view the New Zealand Herald article, please click "South Korea honours 50-year alliance."


Twelve New Zealand food and beverage companies joined forces on 6 November to share New Zealand recipes and products with over 170 experts from the Korean food and beverage industry.


Crowds of young Myeong-dong shoppers stopped in their tracks for a powerful performance by one of New Zealand’s top Maori kapa haka groups at lunchtime on Tuesday, 23 October.


The first feature film is to be made under the New Zealand-Korea Film Co-production Agreement, New Zealand-based Gibson Group and Korean partner Cine 2000 announced in Busan on 9 October.


Mayor of Auckland Len Brown led a trade delegation to Auckland's partner cities Busan and Pohang, as well as Seoul, that is already seeing results for Auckland businesses. See this press release by Auckland Council.


A world-renowned Maori performance group, “Te Arawa Maori Group” from Rotorua in New Zealand will enthrall the public when it performs at the 49th Global Myeongdong Festival at 12:30pm on Tuesday, 23 October (venue: Myeongdong Theatre intersection). The group led by the Deputy Mayor of Rotorua Trevor Maxwell, previously represented New Zealand at the Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II in London in May this year.

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