I need to start this update by acknowledging the passing of the Foundation’s former chair John Luxton. Kua hinga te totara i te wao nui a Tane, ka tangi hotuhotu nga manu.
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete ki a koutou. Here we are, at the end of another tumultuous year. It has been a year of challenges, plan Bs, contingencies and learning to roll with the punches...
Xin nian kuai le! Happy Lunar New Year! Two weeks into the Year of the Dog and the Year of the Monkey is now just a distant memory.
I have just returned from our Track II (non-official diplomacy) dialogues in two of our current priority countries, Thailand and South Korea, both of which are grappling with significant change.
It would be fair to say that the novel coronavirus – now named Covid-19 – has been making our work at the Asia New Zealand Foundation a bit more challenging.
Executive director Simon Draper looks at how the Foundation's latest Perceptions of Asia survey has been received and reported on and reflects on completing a month of te reo language training.
Last week’s government announcement that New Zealand boarders would be fully reopening to international visitors by the end of July will, no doubt, have been received with a sigh of relief by many.
Executive director Simon Draper reflects on his visit to Australia to meet with partner organisations of the Foundation and touches on some of the latest developments for the education programme.
Over recent weeks, we have seen a surge in discussions, be they webinars, round tables or conferences, looking at New Zealand’s connections to Asia and how we can strengthen them.
We launched our Perceptions of Asia report this week, a survey that has tracked the way New Zealanders view Asia and its peoples for more than 20 years. It’s fair to say that since the first survey wa
By the time this update is published, I’ll be half way to Singapore where I’ll be spending two days engaged in security and defence discussions at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue, and then it’s o