New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


Sixteen New Zealand food and beverage companies joined forces on 14 November to share New Zealand products and recipes with over 300 experts from the Korean food and beverage industry, including top chefs, menu developers and buyers from major hotels, restaurant chains and catering companies, retailers, food manufacturing companies, importers/distributors, journalists and power bloggers.


On 30 October 2013 Ambassador Patrick Rata accompanied by the Defence Attaché Colonel Jeremy Ramsden and Defence Office Manager Hur Chul, visited the island of Paeknyong to present scholarships to 17 students from Paeknyong Middle and High School.   The scholarships, worth a total of KRW 5,000,000, were made possible through donations from New Zealand veterans of the Korean War and Kiwi expats working in Seoul. 

New Zealand had six naval ships involved in the Korean War, three of which operated in the waters around the island of Paeknyong-do.


The New Zealand government announced on 10 October 2013 that more international students will be allowed to work while they study in New Zealand. This will create new opportunities for the six thousand Korean students studying at New Zealand Universities and other tertiary institutes.

The New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, and Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse, announced that:


Amongst the glitz and glamour of the Busan International Film Festival last week, NZTE and Film New Zealand had their sleeves rolled up at the 13th annual BIFCOM (Busan International Film Commission and Industry Showcase) tradeshow, broadening opportunities for New Zealand’s Screen Industry and scooping the best participant accolade.


The April-September edition of Korea Update, an English language newsletter published by the Embassy is now available. Please click 'Korea Update' to view it.


Minister Steven Joyce announced today that he will visit South Korea from 11-14 September 2013 to strengthen educational and economic ties with the country, following his visit to Japan.  



Education New Zealand is pleased to invite past students, New Zealand alumni and their guests to attend the New Zealand Educated Global Network function in Kangnam, Seoul, The Republic of Korea.


A special issue of Korea Update on the recent visit by Prime Minister John Key and New Zealand Korean War veterans to Korea has been published. To view it, please click "Korea Update".

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