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100% Pure Middle Earth – Japanese Advertisement

Video  Take a look at the work Tourism New Zealand is doing within Japan to promote New Zealand as a tourist destination. The video, part of the 100% Pure Middle Earth campaign, will play before every showing of The Hobbit in Japan.  

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TPP & the case for Japan

Updated  Day one of the Japan New Zealand Business Council’s annual conference is well underway today in Auckland. The need for stronger business ties between New Zealand and Japan was common rhetoric throughout the day, perhaps no stronger than from NZIBF Executive Director – Stephen Jacobi. Jacobi has been a …

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Small business delegation accompanies Murray McCully to Papua New Guinea

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is off to  Papua New Guinea  to meet members of the new government, including Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato. The meetings will include discussions on Asia-Pacific regional issues, trade and investment links, aid, and political and economic developments in Papua New …

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PM’s dance card full with three visiting political leaders within three weeks

Samoan Prime Minister, Hon Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi visits New Zealand later this week to mark the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between the two countries. “I visited Samoa in August to mark the anniversary, and I am pleased to host Prime Minister Tuilaepa for a return visit during this special …

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Auckland Mayor Len Brown – “Korean trade mission is yielding results”

Auckland Mayor Len Brown says Korea is a major opportunity for export-focused Auckland businesses and wants Auckland to look to Korea as an example of successful strategic economic development. Len Brown is leading 17 Auckland businesses on a trade mission to Korea and Taiwan. In Korea, the delegation visited Auckland’s …

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Speaking in Tongues

Comment  If New Zealand wants to remain competitive and continue to produce leaders that thrive in a global environment, foreign language studies are imperative, writes Alexander Speirs. New Zealand is certainly a distinctive nation. We’re heralded as resilient people, known for our ingenuity, creativity and individuality. However, when it comes …

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Walking the Talk in Vladivostok – Stephen Jacobi

Comment  By Stephen Jacobi So what was actually decided at the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Vladivostok? Not much if you take a glass-half-empty approach. It’s hard to get past the fact that APEC’s role is to be largely a forum for socialising ideas about economic policy that …

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