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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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Foreign Affairs Minister concludes successful China visit

Foreign Affairs Minister concludes successful China visit

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters ended a three day visit to China with an agreement for future high level visits between the two countries to maintain and build on the bilateral relationship. Mr Peters was the first coalition government Minister to visit to China this term.The Minister held...

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China, New Zealand to develop kiwifruit gene pool

China, New Zealand to develop kiwifruit gene pool

China and New Zealand have agreed to develop a kiwifruit gene pool in southwest China's Sichuan Province over the next five years, to enhance research cooperation on the popular fruit. A joint laboratory was officially launched by the Sichuan Provincial Academy of Natural Resources Science and the New Zealand Plant and Food...

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New partnership to grow Chinese tourism in NZ

New partnership to grow Chinese tourism in NZ

Christchurch Airport and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have signed a memorandum of understanding which will help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba. The MOU will see the parties work together to help small to medium sized Kiwi businesses from both regions sell...

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Growing Sichuan peppers in the Waikato

Growing Sichuan peppers in the Waikato

Many gardeners and food growers enjoy tending to unusual plants. They like the challenge and don't seem to mind uncertain outcomes. In many cases, figuring out how to nurture, then harvest, process and cook unusual crops are much-anticipated milestones in a gardener's life. Needless to say, when it all works according to...

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Introducing "Belt and Road Initiative: A Strategic Pathway"

Introducing "Belt and Road Initiative: A Strategic ...

Launch of Belt and Road Report: Introducing "Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic Pathway". Launch event remarks by Stephen Jacobi (New Zealand China Council) It is a pleasure to be able to join in launching this report today and I want to add my thanks to Colum Rice and the PwC team, as well as our other...

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NZ Organic Exporters to Show Off in Shanghai

NZ Organic Exporters to Show Off in Shanghai

18 organic exporters are making final adjustments to their marketing collateral and heading to the largest organic expo in all Asia. BioFach China, where New Zealand will be the Country of the Year. Mike McCarthy, Organic Exporters Chairman says this role has much honour associated with it. It is also the largest NZ organic...

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University of Canterbury partners with Chinese university

University of Canterbury partners with Chinese university

The University of Canterbury has signed an agreement with one of China’s top ranked research universities to collaborate on research and teaching. A delegation of Chinese dignitaries and academics from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) Weihai, China, signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of...

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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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