New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


On the occasion of the visit to Korea by New Zealand Prime Minister Rt. Hon John Key in March, the Embassy has published Special Issue April 2012 of Korea Update. To view it please click Korea Update.


The Korea Herald today published an interview with Ambassador Patrick Rata, "Ambassador swings into new position, commits to FTA".

Alongside the interview, the paper carried a story "New Zealand culture, food come to Korea" outlining a series of upcoming New Zealand events in Seoul and Busan. 


New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully joined the widespread international condemnation of North Korea’s satellite launch in a statement issued today.


The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon John Key, visited Korea 24-27 March, to attend the Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Lee Myung-bak. The Prime Minister's visit also marked the 2012 Korea-New Zealand Year of Friendship.


1800 places will become available from 10.00am (New Zealand time) on 11 April 2012.
Applications under this Working Holiday Scheme can be made online by going to Working Holiday Schemes online. On this page you can register for and access the Working Holiday Scheme ( online application system.


Ambassador Patrick Rata presented his credentials to President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House on Monday, 19 March 2012.


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) hosted the "New Zealand Food Connection 2012" in Busan on 29 February. Please refer to the article published in Korea Times


Ambassador-designate Patrick Rata conducted an interview with Korea JoongAng Daily. To view the article please click

"New Zealand official promotes trade with Korea".


New Zealand Ambassador-designate Patrick Rata arrived in Seoul in February. To find out about the Ambassador-designate, please click "Who is in the Embassy."


Please click Embassy holidays to view the list of the New Zealand Embassy holidays in 2012.

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