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Sri Lanka and New Zealand – strong bonds of friendship

Aruna Abeygoonesekera, Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in New Zealand, chuckles when asked if he is a convert to New Zealand’s famed coffee culture.

Education / News
Japan Study Grant helps fulfil childhood dream

Abbey Watt describes how an Asia New Zealand Foundation Japan Study Grant helped her fulfil a childhood dream.

Education / News
South Korea 101 for New Zealand teachers

Fifteen New Zealand teachers headed to Seoul last week for the 2016 Korean Studies Workshop for Australasian educators.

Entrepreneurship / News
S.E Asian women
breaking barriers

Kim Bowden chats with four Southeast Asian women breaking barriers in the traditionally male-dominated agribusiness sector, while also helping to develop their communities.

Arts / News
Wellington Diwali: Indian music, food and dance to spice up the capital

Captivating artists and performers from four states of India will entertain audiences at Wellington's 15th Diwali Festival of Lights at Labour Weekend.

Research / News
Growing up Lao in Wainuiomata

When Samson Phommachack's parents arrived in New Zealand as refugees from Laos in 1986, the elderly couple who sponsored them gave them a book: Samson and Delilah.

Arts / News
Art project examines changing face of NZ

An art project looking at the changing face of New Zealand from an Asian/Māori/Pasifika perspective is being developed by curators Emma Ng and Ioana Gordon-Smith.

Leadership / News
Leadership Network member learns
Mandarin Chinese

At the age of eight, Leadership Network member Nathalie Harrington moved with her mother to Liuyang city in the Hunan province of China.

Education / News
Upper Hutt College students experience Japan

A group of Year-11-13 Upper Hutt College students put their Japanese language skills to the test and learnt about Japanese culture during the school’s annual Japan field trip in July.

Track II / News
Talks to strengthen ties between NZ and Timor-Leste

A new Asia New Zealand Foundation initiative aims to build understanding between young people in Timor-Leste and New Zealand.

Sports / News
Floorball team get pre-trip taste of Japanese culture

The New Zealand Men’s Under 19 Floorball Team learnt about Japanese culture and picked up some useful words and phrases at the Foundation’s inaugural Pre-departure Cultural Competency Workshop for spo

Leadership / News
45 young leaders join the Leadership Network

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is welcoming 45 talented young people into its prestigious Leadership Network.

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