New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

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.

26-03-13

The 2013 Anzac Day dawn service will take place on Thursday 25 April at 0630 in the Main Hall of the Korean War Memorial. This year we will again be honoured by the participation of a large number of Commonwealth veterans of the Korean War, including Australians and New Zealanders.  The service will be followed by a gunfire breakfast at the War Memorial’s Wedding Hall.

22-03-13

The Mayor of Christchurch, His Worship Bob Parker, visited sister city Songpa-gu 13-15 March. During a welcome dinner for the visiting delegation, Songpa-gu Mayor Park Chun-hee noted the long-standing relationship between her city and Christchurch, with active ties in a number of areas especially education and culture.

08-03-13

[The story below was originally published on the Ministry for Culture and Heritage website.]

On 05 March 2013, the Ministry [for Culture and Heritage] launched our latest History Group publication 'The War That Never Ended : New Zealand veterans remember Korea' as told to Pip Desmond.

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