New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


New Zealand’s Red Leap Theatre Company’s performance of “The Arrival” was enthusiastically received by audiences at the LG Arts Centre in Kangnam, Seoul.


Ambassador Patrick Rata participated in the Children’s Gala Day organised by the New Zealand Centre for Culture and Education (NZCCE) located in southern Seoul on 5 May.


Ambassador Patrick Rata travelled to Geochang in South Gyeongsang Province on 26 April to fire the starting gun for the fifth stage of the 2012 Tour de Korea cycling race.


Korea JoongAng Daily today has published an interview with Ambassador Patrick Rata, "Kiwi envoy talks sports diplomacy".



Christchurch sculptor Graham Bennett was invited as one of five international guests to join nearly 80 Korean artists at the 2012 International Sculpture Festival, 7-13 April at the Hangaram Art Gallery in the Seoul Arts Center.


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.
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