New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


NZTE Seoul is supporting a New Zealand Food and Beverage (F&B) promotion at eight Lotte Mart stores in Seoul and its vicinity areas for seven days from 13-19 November. A wide range of premium New Zealand F&B products from 25 companies will be sold, beef and lamb, seafood, fruit, beverages, snacks, honey and dairy.


The winners selected to join The Hobbit Fan Fellowship contest were treated to the ultimate celebration at their journey’s end - a sneak preview screening of the highly anticipated final film in Oscar-winner Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy and a private Q&A with the director and key members of his filmmaking team.

Kicked off at this year’s Comic-Con International to a crowd of nearly 7,000 screaming fans, The Hobbit Fan Fellowship contest drew more than 140,000 entrants from approximately 30 countries.


New Zealand is the third most prosperous country to live in according to an international report.


Antarctica New Zealand welcomes the Korean National Antarctic Programme to Christchurch's Antarctic community. On 3 November, the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) has opened their New Zealand-based cooperation office at the International Antarctic Centre where the New Zealand, United States and Italian Antarctic programmes are currently based. Visit the website of Antarctica New Zealand for more information.

Source: Antarctica New Zealand


Rising employment is more than keeping up with our growing population, while unemployment has fallen to 5.4 percent, according to Statistics New Zealand.


New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has given a speech outlining New Zealand’s response to the threat of international terrorism.


Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) decision on the terms for New Zealand’s accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in Geneva.

“A positive decision on the terms of New Zealand’s accession has been reached with GPA parties in Geneva overnight (NZ time), following two years of negotiations,” Mr Joyce says.


New Zealand's wealth has grown more than that of any other country in the world since 2000, according to a new report released by Credit Suisse.


The 9th round of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Korea and New Zealand was held in Seoul from 15-17 October 2014.

Over the two-and-a-half days, negotiators from both sides reduced the gap on the outstanding issues including rules of origin, goods market access, and cooperation.

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Deputy Secretary David Walker led officials from MFAT; the Ministry of Primary Industries; and the New Zealand Customs Service.


New Zealand’s Embassies and High Commissions offshore received more than 50,000 queries during the year to 30 June 2014, up 33 percent on the previous year.

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