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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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Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists

Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists

Auckland Airport sees 92% surge in Chinese tourists in February as annual figures hold strong. Auckland International Airport reported a 92 percent surge in Chinese arrivals in February, due to the timing of Chinese New Year, but New Zealand's biggest gateway is also benefitting from a consistent lift in visitors from China...

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NZ’s first avocado shipment arrives safely into China

NZ’s first avocado shipment arrives safely into China

The first airfreighted consignment of fresh New Zealand avocados has arrived safely into China, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said on 7 February.  This follows agreement and signing of a protocol on phytosanitary requirements between New Zealand and China last November, and a technical audit of New...

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Christchurch NZ’s fastest growing entry point for Chinese

Christchurch NZ’s fastest growing entry point for Chinese

Christchurch Airport is still NZ’s fastest growing entry point for Chinese visitors. Christchurch Airport is preparing for its strongest Chinese New Year ever. Statistics show the airport’s Chinese visitor arrivals grew by 59% in December. In that month alone, we added 2,144 more Chinese visitor arrivals, more...

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Fiordland Lobster builds brand in China

Fiordland Lobster builds brand in China

The Fiordland Lobster Company is New Zealand’s largest exporter of live rock lobster, accounting for around one third of New Zealand’s live lobster exports. The company’s key market is China, where lobster is particularly popular for wedding banquets. The NZTE team in China has been working closely with...

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Chinese celebrity chef showcases Taupō to millions

Chinese celebrity chef showcases Taupō to millions

Taupō’s tourism attractions were featured in an episode of China’s most popular food and travel show, Chef Nic, that aired in China recently. More than 33.5 million viewers watched the show in which Chinese superstar chef Nicholas Tse is seen sailing on Lake Taupō and enjoying a hangi and cultural performance at...

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Trademonster celebrates sending 1 million parcels to China

Trademonster celebrates sending 1 million parcels to China

E-commerce has no boundaries and has enabled New Zealand to surpass one million retail parcels sent to China - through just one company. NZCTA Member (& 2017 HSBC NZCTA Awards finalist) Trademonster, an e-commerce firm which helps New Zealand businesses sell product on Chinese e-commerce sites such as Alibaba's Tmall and...

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Taking Golden Bay to Beijing

Taking Golden Bay to Beijing

From the remote South Island coastal community of Golden Bay, a natural health company born out of a deep connection with New Zealand Mother Nature, is thriving internationally. The growth of the family-owned BioBalance business – much like its products – is organic, with a brand story that even features an...

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NZ Brands Perform Well in Alibaba's Global Shopping Festival

NZ Brands Perform Well in Alibaba's Global Shopping Festival

New Zealand Brands Continue Strong Performance in Alibaba Group’s 2017 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.  The 11.11 Global Shopping Festival reported more than NZD36.81 billion in GMV. New Zealand brands including ecostore and Antipodes continued to see success.The first global order on Alibaba’s platform was...

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New Zealand avocados step closer to China

New Zealand avocados step closer to China

New Zealand is a significant step closer towards supplying fresh avocados to Chinese consumers and opening up access to a brand new market for our growers, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and New Zealand Avocado have announced. A series of technical discussions and the negotiation and signing of a protocol to agree...

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Governor-General Officially Opens China-New Zealand Garden

Governor-General Officially Opens China-New Zealand Garden

Amberley’s new China-New Zealand Garden was officially opened on Saturday 2 December by the Governor-General, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy. The opening of the garden cements the sister district relationship forged between the Hubei, Changping and Hurunui Districts and acted as a dual celebration...

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Huawei to give away 100 pianos in competition to promote music in schools

Huawei to give away 100 pianos in competition to promote ...

A piano was almost "mobbed" by children in one of New Zealand's poorest communities after it was donated to the local school by a Chinese telecoms company. Huawei, the world's biggest telecommunication equipment manufacturer, donated the piano to decile-1 Rongomai School in the Auckland suburb of Otara to launch a...

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Huawei New Zealand to upskill young Kiwi ICT professionals

Huawei New Zealand to upskill young Kiwi ICT professionals

10 students from three leading New Zealand universities have won places on a two-week ICT training course in China under Huawei New Zealand’s Seeds for the Future programme. Seeds for the Future selects high-achieving students from around the world to visit Huawei’s headquarters to gain practical insights into the...

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