New Zealand Embassy Seoul, 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.

06-03-13

Education New Zealand (ENZ), the New Zealand Government agency representing New Zealand’s education industry internationally, organises a number of promotional events in Korea, including the flagship event “New Zealand Education Fair” scheduled for September / October 2013. Invitation to tender serves to invite experienced local Events’ Management Operators (EMO) based in Seoul to put themselves forward as candidates to support ENZ in organisation and operation of the Fair.

 

06-03-13

President JK Shin of Samsung Electronics and Dongwon Group Chairman Jae-Chul Kim recently participated in New Zealand PGA Championship competitions held in Queenstown on 2 and 3 March. Both were invited by Prime Minister John Key. 

01-03-13

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key extended warm congratulations to President Park Geun-hye on her taking office, during a phone conversation on Wednesday 27 February. 

28-02-13

Eleven New Zealand food and beverage companies joined forces on 26 February to share New Zealand recipes and products with over 180 experts from the Korean food and beverage industry, including top chefs, menu developers and buyers from major hotels, restaurant chains and catering companies, retailers/distributors, food manufacturing companies, journalists and power bloggers. Many came from outside of Busan to check out the Kiwi cuisine, including Gyeongju and Ulsan.

27-02-13

Ralph Hotere, one of New Zealand’s most prominent artists, passed away on 24 February. Born in Mitimiti, Northland in 1931 (Te Aupouri iwi) Hotere spent much of his professional career in Port Chalmers and Dunedin. He was known for his strong style in paintings and sculpture, often working closely with New Zealand’s prominent poets. Hotere was a member of the Order of New Zealand, the country’s highest honour.

25-02-13

Park Geun-hye was today (25 February) inaugurated as the Republic of Korea's eighteenth President, the first woman to hold the role. Ambassador Patrick Rata represented New Zealand at the ceremony. Held on the grounds of the National Assembly, it was attended by Korean and visiting dignitaries, as well as a crowd of over seventy thousand.

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