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2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism: Things to know

A mix of academics, policymakers, tourist attraction agencies and operators came ...

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Trade war will not derail China’s promise to open up its...

Road maps, timetables ‘already very clear’ and will be implemented, ...

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Opening of Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

Ni Men Hao Ambassadors, my fellow MPs, Mayors, Good evening everyone and welcome to ...

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Young lawyers' China delegation has eye-opening visit

In August 2018 a group of young lawyers from around New Zealand who share a common ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

Forty eight Mandarin Language Assistants were officially welcomed to New Zealand ...

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Opening of Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

Opening of Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

Ni Men Hao Ambassadors, my fellow MPs, Mayors, Good evening everyone and welcome to our visitors to New Zealand. It is an honour to open Te Papa’s Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality. This landmark exhibition offers us a rare opportunity to have an immersive encounter with an ancient and remarkable...

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Dunedin’s relationship with China continues to grow

Dunedin’s relationship with China continues to grow

Dunedin’s relationship with China continued to bloom last week as a delegation from the city travelled to Shanghai and Wuxi to further connections between cultural, educational and business sectors. Led by Mayor Dave Cull alongside Deputy Mayor Chris Staynes and Enterprise Dunedin Director John Christie, the...

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Queenstown Tourism leaders head to China ahead of the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

Queenstown Tourism leaders head to China ahead of the 2019 ...

Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult and the team at Destination Queenstown have been to Shanghai and Hangzhou for their inaugural China Tourism Exchange. They were the first municipal delegation from New Zealand to China ahead of the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism. Focused on showcasing Queenstown as a premium four-season...

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HUI Māori Collective launched at Parliament

HUI Māori Collective launched at Parliament

One of New Zealand’s most innovative business solutions – to take high-quality local food and beverage products direct to Chinese consumers - has been launched at the Beehive. The formal agreement to create the HUI Māori Collective was signed on 15 October in the presence of Ministers David Parker (the Minister...

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Chinese influencers help promote Wellington as a student destination

Chinese influencers help promote Wellington as a student ...

Tapping into the power of Chinese social media platform WeChat, four key opinion leaders have helped launch a campaign to attract Chinese creative and digital students to Wellington. Popular accounts neversaynever30, GoToNZL, Dxsczw and ParentsDaily are sharing a video highlighting the diverse nature of Wellington, ease of...

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2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony

2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony

The official 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony will be held at Te Papa in February 2019, announced Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis on 15 October. The opening ceremony will be held on 20 February 2019, with a special event at Te Papa, and coincides with the hosting of 2,300-year-old Chinese artefacts as a...

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Chinese travel service platform launched to boost regional tourism

Chinese travel service platform launched to boost regional ...

Christchurch Airport announced on 31 August the launch of a South Island Travel Store on Fliggy, a leading Chinese travel service platform and part of the Alibaba digital ecosystem, in a move designed to promote regional tourism and economic development.Using Fliggy, Chinese travellers can plan and book their travel before...

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Ngāi Tahu hosts Chinese jade carving delegation in Te Waipounamu

Ngāi Tahu hosts Chinese jade carving delegation in Te ...

A large delegation of leading Chinese Jade experts and dignitaries was hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in Hokitika on 21 September in the second of three events to progress the establishment of a New Zealand-based pounamu carving institute.The Institute will bring together cultural exchanges and utilise the teaching of...

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New Zealand Business Roundtable in China Formally Launched

New Zealand Business Roundtable in China Formally Launched

The New Zealand Business Roundtable in China (NZBRiC) was formally launched in Shanghai on Wednesday 5 September at an event which gathered senior members of the New Zealand business community. NZBRiC Chair Kevin Parish said, “The NZBRiC is a representational platform led by New Zealand businesses which will advocate...

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First foundations laid for China-NZ Year of Tourism

First foundations laid for China-NZ Year of Tourism

• 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism website launched in August. • Government investing $500,000 in Te Papa’s Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality exhibition. • China-New Zealand Year of Tourism is an initiative aiming to deepen relationships so both countries can achieve their tourism...

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CHINA - $36 million of export receipts

CHINA - $36 million of export receipts

NZ Organic company exhibitors had a fantastic promotional event in Shanghai. 30 persons from 15 organisations made the journey from New Zealand to participate in the largest New Zealand organic product pavilion ever.  We were supported with funding from MPI to ensure that as "Country of the Year" New Zealand...

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‘Team Wellington’ says Ni hao to China

‘Team Wellington’ says Ni hao to China

The number of Chinese visitors to central New Zealand is set to grow, following a new partnership between Wellington’s largest tourism organisations that will see a $2.5million funding boost to grow tourism to the region over the next five years.Funds from the partnership between WREDA, Te Papa, Kiwirail, Weta Studio...

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