New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

01-05-13

Together with the Australia New Zealand Association (ANZA), Ambassador Patrick Rata co-hosted a charity morning tea at his residence on 16 April to celebrate the work done by ANZA Korea charities.

26-04-13

A group of 20 New Zealand Korean War Veterans and supporters are visiting South Korea over the period 22–29 April. They are taking part in the  Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) sponsored Commonwealth Revisit Programme, including up to 200 UK, Australia and Canadian veterans and supporters as well. A highlight of the week is the Anzac Dawn service at the National War Memorial Museum on 25 April, with attendance by all the veterans and members of the New Zealand and Australian communities in Seoul.

26-04-13

On 24 April, at the Ambassador’s Residence, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise held a New Zealand wine tasting and dinner event for twelve key Korean media contacts and influential bloggers, including leading online wine portal websites and trend-setting monthly magazines. Mr Joshua Hall, a New Zealand wine journalist, led the tasting of premium New Zealand wines pitched as ‘A Journey through New Zealand Wine Country’. Jin Ho Lee, Korean-Kiwi star chef, prepared cuisine with New Zealand ingredients paired with premium wines from New Zealand.

25-04-13

On 24 April, Ambassador Patrick Rata met with Speaker of the National Assembly Mr Kang Chang-hee.  They discussed the very close ties between Korea and New Zealand lawmakers including the January visit to Korea by Assistant Speaker Tisch and other parliamentarians.  The Speaker also acknowledged New Zealand’s contribution to Korea at the time of the Korean War; Ambassador Rata said New Zealand war veterans were full of praise for the way in which Korea has emerged from the ruins of the Korean war into the prosperous and vibrant economy we s

23-04-13

On 12 April Ambassador Patrick Rata paid an introductory call on Deputy Prime Minister Hyun Oh-Seok who is also the Minister of Strategy and Finance. 

18-04-13

Ambassador Rata met with President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday 17 April together with Ambassadors from a number of other countries.

18-04-13

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) are funded by the New Zealand Government. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit. The NZIDRS provides full tuition fees, plus living and other allowances for successful applicants. Up to ten scholarships are awarded each year.

12-04-13

On 12 April Radio New Zealand's Morning Report played an interview with Ambassador Patrick Rata on the current situation in Korea. To listen to it, please visit the following link:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2551798/nz-ambassador-in-seoul-says-situation-is-tense-in-korea

 

 

11-04-13

Despite current political tensions with North Korea there is no specific information to suggest an imminent threat to the safety of New Zealanders in South Korea. 

04-04-13

The New Zealand Embassy encourages all New Zealanders either visiting or living in Korea to register on www.safetravel.govt.nz.  By registering on this site it will help us find you in an emergency so we can check on your well-being or send you important information.  Safe Travel is the official source of advice for New Zealanders travelling or living overseas.

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