Our media programme helps New Zealand journalists cover stories that shed light on Asia and on New Zealand’s ties to the region.
We support journalists to build their knowledge of Asia by providing media travel grants, internships in Asian newsrooms and fellowships for senior journalists.
Japan visit provides insights into Japanese tourism
Journalist Juliet Speedy travelled to Japan recently to investigate why tourist numbers to New Zealand have been steadily falling since the early 2000s and have failed to return to pre-Covid numbers.
NZ-South Korea relations: fostered in conflict, progressed in peace
Seventy years after the Korean War Armistice, Journalist Shannon Redstall and visual journalist Chris Skelton examine NZ's deep connections to the east Asian country.
Shangri-La Dialogue shines light on international tensions
New Zealand Journalist Thomas Manch sheds light on the stark disparity between the lofty appellation of the Shangri-La Dialogue and the complex reality witnessed at the international defence summit.
Seed bank of hope
On a farm in north-east India, an extraordinary woman is working to ensure food crops are protected for future generations by sourcing and banking seeds.