New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

10-07-12

A small group of Korean artists with links to New Zealand gathered at Ambassador Patrick Rata’s Residence on 6 July. Ambassador Rata heard about their artistic endeavours and interest in New Zealand, and he also showed them New Zealand artworks displayed at the Residence. One of the artists present was Mr Kim Hwan Kyung; a recognised master of Korean lacquer-ware painting. Mr Kim explained that he has been using New Zealand paua shell in his artworks for over 40 years.

 

09-07-12

New Zealand’s Olympic football team, the Oly Whites, are coming to Seoul to play against Korea on Saturday 14 July. Come and support the team during the friendly match at World Cup Stadium for a taste of what’s to come at the London Olympics in a few weeks’ time!

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.kfaticket.com/

06-07-12

Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully today issued the following statement:

http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/nz-opposes-south-korean-whaling-proposal

02-07-12

The Ambassador’s Residence provided the venue for New Zealand winery Villa Maria’s 28 June Korean media event to celebrate its 50th vintage.

25-06-12

Ambassador Patrick Rata co-hosted a barbecue event at the Residence on 20 June together with Mr John Hundleby, Market Manager (Korea) of Beef + Lamb New Zealand. Nearly one hundred guests attended including meat and broader food trade personnel, media representatives and bloggers.

22-06-12

New Zealand Minister of Trade, Tim Groser, spoke on behalf of the current nine members in welcoming Canada and Mexico to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. TPP aims to create a regional free trade agreement involving nine Asia Pacific countries: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, the United States, Viet Nam and New Zealand.

20-06-12

Ambassador Patrick Rata called on first-term Member of the National Assembly Jasmine Lee, from the Saenuri Party.

15-06-12

New Zealand dance company Black Grace delivered a stunning performance at the opening ceremony of the 8th Busan International Dance Festival on 1 June.

05-06-12

At the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul this morning, Ambassador Patrick Rata, met with Mr Chi Kap-Chong to congratulate Mr Chi on becoming an honorary Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM).

Chairman of the UN Korean War Allies Association, Mr Chi, received his award in the 4 June 2012 Queen’s Birthday and Diamond Jubilee New Zealand Honours List for services to New Zealand-Korean relations.

04-06-12

Two Korean high school students interviewed Ambassador Patrick Rata on New Zealand education for JoongAng Ilbo Daily. To view the Korean language article, please click "Interview with Ambassador Patrick Rata".

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