New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


Madam Park Geun-hye of the ruling Saenuri Party was elected as the next President of the Republic of Korea on 19 December 2012.


“A great chance to show off New Zealand and a great way to round off our 2012 New Zealand-Korea Year of Friendship”, New Zealand Ambassador Patrick Rata said of a special screening by the Embassy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.


New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully issued a statement condemning North Korea’s launch of a satellite using long-range ballistic missile technology.


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.

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