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3005, 2018

How amazing was Techweek’18?

May 30th, 2018|

NZTech Update – UpStarters and Tech Wins! How amazing was Techweek’18? I hope you were involved, either attending an event, watching TechweekTV or one of the many webcasts.  Last week, Techweek’18 hosted 538 tech and innovations events across 36 towns, connecting tens of thousands of Kiwis to the potential of [...]

3005, 2018

Antipodes Wins 2018 ASB Wellington Exporter Of The Year

May 30th, 2018|

Beauty brand Antipodes is the winner of the 2018 ASB Wellington Exporter of the Year The award was announced on Thursday 24 May at a gala dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel. Entrants had to be based in the Wellington region, which includes Horowhenua, Manawatu, Tararua, and Wairarapa down to Wellington. [...]

2805, 2018

NZ tourist visas for Chinese bank’s clients fast-tracked

May 28th, 2018|

More than half of some Bank of China clients who applied for a tourist visa had it approved within one business day in the past two years, after an agreement to fast-track them. Immigration New Zealand introduced a streamlined visa process for the banks' Private Banking or Prestigious Wealth Management [...]

2505, 2018

China on track to be NZ’s biggest tourist market as visitor numbers surge

May 25th, 2018|

A Chinese man poses for a photo as he visits a national flag show at Chaoyang park September 30, 2006 in Beijing, China. 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 [...]

2305, 2018

Bank of China and Immigration NZ partnership streamlines visa process

May 23rd, 2018|

Many Bank of China clients have benefited from a special partnership with Immigration New Zealand since an agreement signed two years ago to streamline and simplify tourist visa applications. The partnership agreement marked the first time Immigration New Zealand had signed a comprehensive cooperation arrangement with a commercial banking institution. Under the [...]

2205, 2018

Former New Zealand ambassador to China reflects on his time in Beijing

May 22nd, 2018|

Ambassador John McKinnon and his map collections Photo: Courtesy of John McKinnon We first visited Beijing in October 1976, just a few weeks after the death of Chairman Mao and when the effects of the Tangshan earthquake earlier that year were still visible in the city. We lived in Beijing [...]