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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
Learning Mandarin Chinese - a Leadership Network member's story

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.

Meet our 2022 Leadership Network members / News
Tour to build theatrical ties between New Zealand and Asia

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is pleased to announce the names of three theatre professionals who will take part in the Foundation's first Performing Arts Tour to China and Thailand.

Research / News
Refugee family finds welcoming home in 1980s Masterton

In 1980, aged three years old, Nhu Bich (Nikki) Chung arrived in New Zealand as a refugee with her mother and father after a perilous journey from Vietnam.

Education / News
Classroom connections in Singapore

New Zealand teachers will build connections with Singaporean counterparts and improve their understanding of the wider Asia region on an Asia New Zealand Foundation study tour.

Media / News
Journalist shocked by conditions for banana growers

Radio NZ digital features producer Tess McClure and videographer Luke McPake travelled to the Philippines to report on the conditions of the Filipino workers who produce New Zealand’s bananas.

Media / News
Journalist finds Myanmar in the throes of massive change

RNZ journalist Graeme Acton spent two weeks reporting from Myanmar on an Asia New Zealand Foundation media travel grant – and encountered many changes since his previous trip.

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