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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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Rt Hon Winston Peters - Remarks at Chinese New Year function

Minister of Foreign Affairs. Remarks at the Chinese New Year parliamentary event  ...

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New Zealand’s exports to China trump sales to Australia and the...

New Zealand’s goods and services exports are dominated by three key countries, ...

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Mandarin language assistants welcomed

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

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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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New Zealand near top of bucket list for Chinese tourists

New Zealand near top of bucket list for Chinese tourists

Research for a hotel booking site shows New Zealand is near the top of the wish list for Chinese visitors and reveals the ancient beliefs that help influence where they want to stay. This country ranks third equal with France in the list of where first-time Chinese tourists would like to visit during the next 12 months,...

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Hui Māori Collective to launch in China via e-commerce platform

Hui Māori Collective to launch in China via e-commerce ...

The Minister for Māori Development, the Hon Nanaia Mahuta, announced on 28 June the first Māori business collective to have a presence on one of China’s main e-commerce platforms, Tmall Global, which is part of the Alibaba Group. “The Hui Māori Collective comprises 13 companies which together sell a range of...

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Resurgent Chinese visitors offset lethargic tourism sector

Resurgent Chinese visitors offset lethargic tourism sector

A resurgence of Chinese visitors is a highlight for the domestic tourism sector, which economists say may be in a lull after a last year’s spike during the British and Irish Lions tour. Government figures recently showed the number of Chinese arrivals rose 11 percent to almost 445,000 in the year ended April 30,...

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Ohmio signs US$20 Million investment deal with Chinese city

Ohmio signs US$20 Million investment deal with Chinese city

New Zealand company, HMI Technologies/Ohmio, signs US$20 Million investment deal with Chinese city, Heshan. HMI Technologies/Ohmio announces a US$20 Million investment agreement with the Heshan Industrial City Management Committee to establish an Ohmio manufacturing plant for Autonomous Vehicles and an Artificial Intelligence...

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Ministers grant overseas investment consent

Ministers grant overseas investment consent

Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage and Associate Finance Minister David Clark have granted an application under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 for Cresswell NZ Ltd to purchase land to expand the existing Otakiri Springs water bottling plant near Whakatane.The decision is conditional on the company providing an...

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